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National Museum of Mexican Art

Stimulating and preserving knowledge and appreciation of Mexican culture

three stars

86.96

1852 West Nineteenth Street Chicago, IL 60608
tel: (312) 738-1503   Web Site
EIN: 36-3225519

Board Leadership
Carlos R. Cardenas
Chair

CEO
Carlos Tortolero
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.96 three stars
  Financial 85.21 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, the National Museum of Mexican Art works to stimulate and preserve knowledge and appreciation of Mexican culture through sponsoring events and exhibitions that exemplify the rich variety of visual and performing arts in the Mexican culture; to develop a significant permanent collection of Mexican art; to encourage the professional development of Mexican artists; and to offer arts education programs. The National Museum of Mexican Art is the nation's largest Latino arts institution and the only Latino museum accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Founded in 1982, the National Museum of Mexican Art works to stimulate and preserve knowledge and appreciation of Mexican culture through sponsoring events and exhibitions that exemplify the rich variety of visual and performing arts in the Mexican culture; to develop a significant permanent collection of Mexican art; to encourage the professional development of Mexican artists; and to offer arts education programs. The National Museum of Mexican Art is the nation's largest Latino arts institution and the only Latino museum accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Financial

three stars

85.21

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Museum of Mexican Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Museum of Mexican Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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National Museum of Mexican Art (IL) 86.96 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $905,605
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $15,440
   Fundraising Events $285,220
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,509,402
Total Contributions $3,715,667
   Program Service Revenue $218,458
Total Primary Revenue $3,934,125
   Other Revenue $228,629
TOTAL REVENUE $4,162,754
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,438,824
   Administrative Expenses $670,887
   Fundraising Expenses $421,897
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,531,608
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-368,854
   
Net Assets $5,176,593

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
Specials Events and Exhibits $3,414,824 99.3%
Humanitarian Aid $24,000 0.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 86.96 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 89.73 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 83.92 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 83.08 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 83.19 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.29 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 76.67 two stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 81.22 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 85.40 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 82.34 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 79.90 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 85.61 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 85.15 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 78.19 two stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 71.40 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 67.54 one star
2005-06 07/01/2006 74.40 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 36-3225519
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEXICAN ART
NTEE Code A23
NTEE Classification Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (88) Community theatrical group
(90) Cultural performances
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1983
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
$180,000 3.97% Carlos Tortolero President

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Charity Contact Info

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 West Nineteenth Street
Chicago, IL 60608
tel: (312) 738-1503
EIN: 36-3225519

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Board Leadership

Carlos R. Cardenas
Chair

CEO

Carlos Tortolero
President

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