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Museum of the City of New York

Exploring the past, present and future of New York City

four stars

91.29

1220 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029
tel: (212) 534-1672   Web Site
EIN: 13-1624098

Board Leadership
William C. Vrattos
Chair

CEO
Whitney W. Donhauser
President and Ronay Menschel Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.29 four stars
  Financial 88.36 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1923, the Museum of the City of New York explores the past, present, and future of New York City and celebrate its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. To that end, the Museum presents a variety of exhibitions, public programs, and publications, all investigating what gives New York its singular character. Our collection of over 1.5 million objects and images includes items of decorative art; photography, prints and drawings; a theater and Broadway collection; a toy collection; fashion, costumes and textiles; and paintings and sculptures.

Founded in 1923, the Museum of the City of New York explores the past, present, and future of New York City and celebrate its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. To that end, the Museum presents a variety of exhibitions, public programs, and publications, all investigating what gives New York its singular character. Our collection of over 1.5 million objects and images includes items of decorative art; photography, prints and drawings; a theater and Broadway collection; a toy collection; fashion, costumes and textiles; and paintings and sculptures.

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Financial

three stars

88.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.92
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of the City of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of the City of New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of the City of New York (NY) 91.29 four stars
California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CA) 93.91 four stars
Museum of South Texas History (TX) 90.34 four stars
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IL) 85.57 three stars
Longyear Museum (MA) 87.55 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,861,705
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,397,308
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,727,140
Total Contributions $7,986,153
   Program Service Revenue $2,374,507
Total Primary Revenue $10,360,660
   Other Revenue $1,698,725
TOTAL REVENUE $12,059,385
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,838,031
   Administrative Expenses $1,661,936
   Fundraising Expenses $2,090,574
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,590,541
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,531,156
   
Net Assets $56,491,354

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 & Publications $7,203,001 60.8%
Collections $2,919,642 24.7%
Education $1,649,917 13.9%

Ratings History
Museum of the City of New York has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.29 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.58 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 93.40 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 92.13 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.04 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 87.13 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 85.12 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 81.62 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 85.19 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.55 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 87.09 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 76.81 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 90.02 four stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 77.46 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 85.65 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2006 88.02 three stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 80.93 three stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 89.70 three stars
2001-06 04/15/2003 73.21 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 13-1624098
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, 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 August, 1942
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
$348,113 2.23% Whitney Donhauser President And Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of the City of New York (NY) 91.29 four stars
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George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association (VA) 91.29 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (MD) 94.91 four stars
Dubuque County Historical Society (IA) 90.20 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
tel: (212) 534-1672
EIN: 13-1624098

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Board Leadership

William C. Vrattos
Chair

CEO

Whitney W. Donhauser
President and Ronay Menschel Director

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