Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Collecting, presenting, and interpreting work produced since 1940

three stars

86.81

250 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: (213) 621-1794   Web Site
EIN: 95-3433820

Board Leadership
Maria Seferian
Chair

CEO
Klaus Biesenbach
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.81 three stars
  Financial 84.26 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1979, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. In a remarkably short time, MOCA has developed one of the nation's most renowned permanent collections. Now numbering over 5,000 works and steadily growing, this invaluable cultural resource provides extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment to thousands of national and international visitors. Today the museum is housed in three unique facilities: MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center. MOCA's mission is to be the defining museum of contemporary art.

Founded in 1979, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. In a remarkably short time, MOCA has developed one of the nation's most renowned permanent collections. Now numbering over 5,000 works and steadily growing, this invaluable cultural resource provides extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment to thousands of national and international visitors. Today the museum is housed in three unique facilities: MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center. MOCA's mission is to be the defining museum of contemporary art.

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Financial

three stars

84.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
69.3%
  Administrative Expenses 21.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.91
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,982,276
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $556,065
   Fundraising Events $1,763,654
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $104,350
Total Contributions $10,406,345
   Program Service Revenue $2,376,881
Total Primary Revenue $12,783,226
   Other Revenue $4,228,385
TOTAL REVENUE $17,011,611
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,355,882
   Administrative Expenses $4,175,176
   Fundraising Expenses $1,655,954
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,187,012
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,175,401
   
Net Assets $159,029,843

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$708,799 3.69% Philippe Vergne Director

Mission

Founded in 1979, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. In a remarkably short time, MOCA has developed one of the nation's most renowned permanent collections. Now numbering over 5,000 works and steadily growing, this invaluable cultural resource provides extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment to thousands of national and international visitors. Today the museum is housed in three unique facilities: MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center. MOCA's mission is to be the defining museum of contemporary art.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA) 86.81 three stars
Dia Art Foundation (NY) 90.06 four stars
Columbus Museum of Art (OH) 91.79 four stars
SITE Santa Fe (NM) 88.78 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA) 85.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: (213) 621-1794
fax: (213) 620-8674
EIN: 95-3433820

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Board Leadership

Maria Seferian
Chair

CEO

Klaus Biesenbach
Director