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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Palm Springs Art Museum

An oasis for the arts

two stars

79.25

101 Museum Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
tel: (760) 322-4800   Web Site
EIN: 95-1809576

Board Leadership
Steve Maloney
Chair

CEO
Louis Grachos
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.25 two stars
  Financial 71.51 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1938, the Palm Springs Art Museum has become the center of the desert's art community. What began as a museum about the desert has evolved into an oasis for the arts. The Museum's permanent collection of more than 55,000 objects features art of the Americas and 20th-century California art. The collection includes modernist and contemporary painting and sculpture, Western American art, Native American and Mesoamerican art and artifacts, contemporary studio glass art, photography, modern architecture and design, and graphics/works on paper. The Annenberg Theater offers an eclectic calendar of performances from ballet to modern dance, opera to jazz, Broadway cabaret to classical music, comedy to drama.

Established in 1938, the Palm Springs Art Museum has become the center of the desert's art community. What began as a museum about the desert has evolved into an oasis for the arts. The Museum's permanent collection of more than 55,000 objects features art of the Americas and 20th-century California art. The collection includes modernist and contemporary painting and sculpture, Western American art, Native American and Mesoamerican art and artifacts, contemporary studio glass art, photography, modern architecture and design, and graphics/works on paper. The Annenberg Theater offers an eclectic calendar of performances from ballet to modern dance, opera to jazz, Broadway cabaret to classical music, comedy to drama.

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Financial

two stars

71.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
69.3%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth -1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Palm Springs Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Palm Springs Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Palm Springs Art Museum (CA) 79.25 two stars
Museum of New Mexico Foundation (NM) 92.37 four stars
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (TN) 90.33 four stars
Morris Museum (NJ) 86.17 three stars
Flint Cultural Center Corporation (MI) 86.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,028,858
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $587,718
   Fundraising Events $1,387,402
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,003,978
   Program Service Revenue $1,674,304
Total Primary Revenue $11,678,282
   Other Revenue $906,127
TOTAL REVENUE $12,584,409
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,336,081
   Administrative Expenses $1,823,580
   Fundraising Expenses $1,686,872
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,846,533
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,737,876
   
Net Assets $33,224,396

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/23/2020 79.25 two stars
2018-09 12/01/2019 79.28 two stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 78.26 two stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 80.36 three stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 81.81 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.08 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 87.24 three stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 88.07 three stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 79.03 two stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 83.23 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 72.79 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/24/2010 83.20 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 85.08 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 81.53 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 79.66 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 67.00 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 68.05 one star
2003-06 11/01/2004 68.14 one star
2002-06 06/01/2004 79.23 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 95-1809576
Name in IRS Master File PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(59) Other school related 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 September, 1941
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$361,421 3.33% Elizabeth Armstrong Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Palm Springs Art Museum (CA) 79.25 two stars
Bennington Museum (VT) 86.14 three stars
Roberson Museum and Science Center (NY) 87.92 three stars
Museum of New Mexico Foundation (NM) 92.37 four stars
Morris Museum (NJ) 86.17 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
tel: (760) 322-4800
EIN: 95-1809576

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Board Leadership

Steve Maloney
Chair

CEO

Louis Grachos
CEO

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