Disable all preview features

Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

An innovative and compelling center of contemporary art

three stars

88.63

220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
tel: (312) 280-2660   Web Site
EIN: 36-6154098

Board Leadership
Michael O'Grady
Board Chair

CEO
Madeleine Grynsztejn
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.63 three stars
  Financial 88.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) strives to be an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can directly experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social, and cultural context of the art of our time. One of the nation's largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the MCA offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. The MCA aspires to engage a broad and diverse audience, create a sense of community and be a place for contemplation, stimulation, and discussion about contemporary art and culture.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) strives to be an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can directly experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social, and cultural context of the art of our time. One of the nation's largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the MCA offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. The MCA aspires to engage a broad and diverse audience, create a sense of community and be a place for contemplation, stimulation, and discussion about contemporary art and culture.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

three stars

88.28

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.51
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL) 88.63 three stars
The Institute of Contemporary Art (MA) 86.33 three stars
Mattress Factory (PA) 88.31 three stars
Dia Art Foundation (NY) 90.06 four stars
New Museum of Contemporary Art (NY) 89.01 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,162,835
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $393,643
   Fundraising Events $268,925
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,838,928
Total Contributions $14,664,331
   Program Service Revenue $2,194,232
Total Primary Revenue $16,858,563
   Other Revenue $3,825,889
TOTAL REVENUE $20,684,452
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,722,331
   Administrative Expenses $3,931,445
   Fundraising Expenses $2,411,348
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,065,124
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,380,672
   
Net Assets $165,271,501

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Exhibitions $10,314,129 55.1%
Learning and Public Programs $2,679,156 14.3%
Performances $1,424,570 7.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 88.63 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 87.71 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 89.09 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 89.56 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.72 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 88.79 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 88.85 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 88.96 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 86.58 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.39 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 88.45 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 93.70 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 84.02 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 81.44 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 75.00 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 84.74 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 84.88 three stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 86.31 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 87.80 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-6154098
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$602,046 2.40% Madeleine Grynsztejn Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL) 88.63 three stars
Dia Art Foundation (NY) 90.06 four stars
Orange County Museum of Art (CA) 87.12 three stars
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO) 88.80 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA) 85.22 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
tel: (312) 280-2660
EIN: 36-6154098

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Michael O'Grady
Board Chair

CEO

Madeleine Grynsztejn
Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.