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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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two stars

74.32

315 East Warren Avenue Detroit, MI 48201
tel: (313) 494-5872   Web Site
EIN: 38-1882096

Board Leadership
Eric Peterson
Chairperson

CEO
Neil A. Barclay
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.32 two stars
  Financial 66.94 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1965, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History provides learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans and their African origins. The Museum strives to be a world-renowned history museum with outstanding collections and research used to produce innovative exhibits that celebrate significant events and accomplishments of African Americans. The Museum serves metropolitan Detroit, national and international communities. For over 35 years, the museum has served teachers and students by providing quality educational programs and exhibitions.

Founded in 1965, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History provides learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans and their African origins. The Museum strives to be a world-renowned history museum with outstanding collections and research used to produce innovative exhibits that celebrate significant events and accomplishments of African Americans. The Museum serves metropolitan Detroit, national and international communities. For over 35 years, the museum has served teachers and students by providing quality educational programs and exhibitions.

Financial

one star

66.94

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
64.6%
  Administrative Expenses 25.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (MI) 74.32 two stars
Heard Museum (AZ) 88.07 three stars
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (PA) 85.38 three stars
Skirball Cultural Center (CA) 90.74 four stars
Studio Museum in Harlem (NY) 88.82 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,538,507
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $188,732
   Fundraising Events $393,587
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,641,615
Total Contributions $4,762,441
   Program Service Revenue $439,110
Total Primary Revenue $5,201,551
   Other Revenue $802,095
TOTAL REVENUE $6,003,646
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,553,539
   Administrative Expenses $2,008,525
   Fundraising Expenses $508,918
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,070,982
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,067,336
   
Net Assets $1,857,035

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
Educational Programs $3,289,477 72.2%
Exhibitions & Tours $1,264,062 27.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 74.32 two stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 76.90 two stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 82.26 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 82.41 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 78.82 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 70.44 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 70.89 two stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 65.18 one star
2012-06 10/01/2013 68.96 one star
2011-06 09/01/2012 71.77 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 72.41 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 65.54 one star
2008-06 03/01/2010 70.29 two stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 77.57 two stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 80.98 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 90.42 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 77.56 two stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 77.02 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 38-1882096
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 1966
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,692 1.40% Neil Barclay President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$112,500 1.59% Juanita Moore Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (MI) 74.32 two stars
American Swedish Institute (MN) 91.78 four stars
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (IA) 87.52 three stars
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture (NC) 89.25 three stars
Springfield Library and Museums Association (MA) 86.12 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
tel: (313) 494-5872
EIN: 38-1882096

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Board Leadership

Eric Peterson
Chairperson

CEO

Neil A. Barclay
President & CEO

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