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Bishop Museum

Studying, preserving and telling the stories of the cultures and natural history of Hawai'i and the Pacific

three stars

82.07

1525 Bernice Street Honolulu, HI 96817
tel: (808) 848-4187   Web Site
EIN: 99-0161980

Board Leadership
Wayne M. Pitluck
Chairman

CEO
Melanie Y. Ide
President & Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.07 three stars
  Financial 75.64 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bishop Museum's mission since founding has been to study, preserve and tell the stories of the cultures and natural history of Hawai'i and the Pacific. Within this mission, serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians is a primary purpose of the Museum. Founded in 1889, the Museum gives priority to activities associated with the collections and favors activities that integrate culture and natural history (or the environment) rather than approaching them separately. Bishop Museum's collections consist of 24 million objects and specimens; its research represents over a century of work by its anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, and geologists. More than 300,000 children and families visit the Museum each year to experience exhibits, educational programming, and special events.

Bishop Museum's mission since founding has been to study, preserve and tell the stories of the cultures and natural history of Hawai'i and the Pacific. Within this mission, serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians is a primary purpose of the Museum. Founded in 1889, the Museum gives priority to activities associated with the collections and favors activities that integrate culture and natural history (or the environment) rather than approaching them separately. Bishop Museum's collections consist of 24 million objects and specimens; its research represents over a century of work by its anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, and geologists. More than 300,000 children and families visit the Museum each year to experience exhibits, educational programming, and special events.

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Financial

two stars

75.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
47.7%
  Administrative Expenses 46.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.16
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bishop Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bishop Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bishop Museum (HI) 82.07 three stars
Genesee Country Village & Museum (NY) 90.60 four stars
National World War II Museum (LA) 90.44 four stars
Dubuque County Historical Society (IA) 89.63 three stars
Museum of the City of New York (NY) 91.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,661,369
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,002,418
   Fundraising Events $409,238
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,433,424
Total Contributions $8,506,449
   Program Service Revenue $3,160,059
Total Primary Revenue $11,666,508
   Other Revenue $482,633
TOTAL REVENUE $12,149,141
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,896,679
   Administrative Expenses $5,280,659
   Fundraising Expenses $1,068,259
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,245,597
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,096,456
   
Net Assets $67,968,750

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
Public Programs $3,541,358 51.3%
Natural Sciences $1,928,226 28.0%
Cultural Resources $1,205,006 17.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 04/01/2020 82.07 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 76.66 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 76.13 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 73.72 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 74.68 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 72.75 two stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 73.26 two stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 77.07 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 82.75 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 78.67 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 76.51 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 72.37 two stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 62.84 one star
2007-06 05/01/2009 72.90 two stars
2006-06 06/01/2008 71.45 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 76.05 two stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 82.93 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 80.86 three stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 81.23 three stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 73.18 two 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 99-0161980
Name in IRS Master File BISHOP MUSEUM
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(199) Other scientific research activities
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 January, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Melanie Ide President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$186,000 1.40% Linda Lee K. Farm Interim President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bishop Museum (HI) 82.07 three stars
The Valentine Richmond History Center (VA) 87.28 three stars
Museum of the City of New York (NY) 91.29 four stars
California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CA) 90.58 four stars
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 94.04 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
tel: (808) 848-4187
EIN: 99-0161980

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Board Leadership

Wayne M. Pitluck
Chairman

CEO

Melanie Y. Ide
President & Chief Executive Officer

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