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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of Glass

Hot glass. Cool art.

three stars

86.89

1801 Dock Street Tacoma, WA 98402
tel: (866) 468-7386   Web Site
EIN: 91-1669422

Board Leadership
Gail T. Weyerhaeuser
Chair

CEO
Debbie Lenk
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.89 three stars
  Financial 85.09 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

85.09

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
65.8%
  Administrative Expenses 22.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.94
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Glass on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Glass on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Glass (WA) 86.89 three stars
Grounds for Sculpture (NJ) 91.81 four stars
AACA Museum (PA) 90.17 four stars
National Constitution Center (PA) 87.10 three stars
Muhammad Ali Center (KY) 98.01 four stars

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The Museum of Glass provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions. Housed in a striking building distinguished by its iconic 90-foot-high cone, the Museum of Glass features ongoing glassblowing demonstrations in the Hot Shop Amphitheater, where visitors learn about the creative challenges of working with molten glass. The 13,000 square feet of gallery space is dedicated to changing exhibitions of works executed in glass. A hands-on art studio is available for visitors of all ages, our theater shows a variety of films on artists who work in glass, and the Museum Store offers a large selection of glass objects. The Museum is located on the picturesque Thea Foss Waterway and is part of the Tacoma Museum District, which is linked by the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,680,607
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $157,219
   Fundraising Events $432,267
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,800
Total Contributions $5,279,893
   Program Service Revenue $1,010,542
Total Primary Revenue $6,290,435
   Other Revenue $548,722
TOTAL REVENUE $6,839,157
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,782,016
   Administrative Expenses $812,218
   Fundraising Expenses $665,523
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,259,757
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,579,400
   
Net Assets $23,819,913

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
Museum Curatorial & Exhibition $2,591,224 68.5%
Visual Arts Program - Education Services $526,177 13.9%
Visual Arts Program - General $664,615 17.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 86.89 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 78.25 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 81.44 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 73.93 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 75.62 two stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 75.51 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.74 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 73.10 two stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 74.95 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 71.71 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2008 72.01 two stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 89.41 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 71.93 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 91-1669422
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF GLASS
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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]
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,470 2.48% Susan Warner Executive Director

The Museum of Glass provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions. Housed in a striking building distinguished by its iconic 90-foot-high cone, the Museum of Glass features ongoing glassblowing demonstrations in the Hot Shop Amphitheater, where visitors learn about the creative challenges of working with molten glass. The 13,000 square feet of gallery space is dedicated to changing exhibitions of works executed in glass. A hands-on art studio is available for visitors of all ages, our theater shows a variety of films on artists who work in glass, and the Museum Store offers a large selection of glass objects. The Museum is located on the picturesque Thea Foss Waterway and is part of the Tacoma Museum District, which is linked by the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Glass (WA) 86.89 three stars
Berkshire Museum (MA) 88.83 three stars
National Civil Rights Museum (TN) 91.00 four stars
Air Force Museum Foundation (OH) 94.69 four stars
Grounds for Sculpture (NJ) 91.81 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
tel: (866) 468-7386
fax: (253) 396-1769
EIN: 91-1669422

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Board Leadership

Gail T. Weyerhaeuser
Chair

CEO

Debbie Lenk
Interim Executive Director

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