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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Bishop Museum

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

80.20

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 80.20
  Financial 75.75
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

75.75

Accountability & Transparency

86.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
52.5%
  Administrative Expenses 39.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.92
  Program Expenses Growth 13.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bishop Museum (HI) 80.20
South Street Seaport Museum (NY) 88.84
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (MD) 99.42
McLean County Museum of History (IL) 85.16
Martha's Vineyard Museum (MA) 86.74

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,064,015
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $831,165
   Fundraising Events $479,240
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,926,212
Total Contributions $10,300,632
   Program Service Revenue $2,987,574
Total Primary Revenue $13,288,206
   Other Revenue $1,165,220
TOTAL REVENUE $14,453,426
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,683,449
   Administrative Expenses $4,299,215
   Fundraising Expenses $1,271,507
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,254,171
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $199,255
   
Net Assets $67,866,676

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 $4,207,867 48.4%
Natural Sciences $2,827,759 32.6%
Cultural Resources $1,647,823 19.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 80.20
2018-06 04/01/2020 82.07
2017-06 12/01/2018 76.66
2016-06 12/22/2017 76.13
2015-06 10/01/2016 73.72
2014-06 06/01/2016 74.68
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 72.75
2013-06 12/22/2014 73.26
2012-06 09/01/2013 77.07
2011-06 09/01/2012 82.75
2010-06 11/01/2011 78.67
2009-06 09/20/2011 76.51
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 72.37
2008-06 12/15/2009 62.84
2007-06 05/01/2009 72.90
2006-06 06/01/2008 71.45
2005-06 11/01/2006 76.05
2004-06 12/01/2005 82.93
2003-06 10/01/2004 80.86
2002-06 12/01/2003 81.23

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$212,748 1.49% Melanie Ide President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bishop Museum (HI) 80.20
Missouri History Museum (MO) 95.89
Museum of the City of New York (NY) 90.22
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (MD) 99.42
Dubuque County Historical Society (IA) 87.26

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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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