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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Telfair Museum of Art

Promoting the arts in the Savannah area and the Southeast

three stars

86.25

121 Barnard Street Savannah, GA 31401
tel: (912) 790-8800   Web Site
EIN: 58-0610074

Board Leadership
Dale C. Critz, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Robin Nicholson
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.25 three stars
  Financial 87.63 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Telfair Museum of Art traces its history from 1886 when the Telfair family home opened to the public as an art museum and school. The Museum now boasts three diverse sites -- the original building, the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, a National Historic Landmark building; the Owens-Thomas House, also a National Historic Landmark; and the Jepson Center for the Arts, a contemporary building which houses 20th- and 21st-century art. Over the years the Telfair has become an invaluable confluence of arts, culture and history that reaches out to its audience through a diverse schedule of exhibitions and programs.

The Telfair Museum of Art traces its history from 1886 when the Telfair family home opened to the public as an art museum and school. The Museum now boasts three diverse sites -- the original building, the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, a National Historic Landmark building; the Owens-Thomas House, also a National Historic Landmark; and the Jepson Center for the Arts, a contemporary building which houses 20th- and 21st-century art. Over the years the Telfair has become an invaluable confluence of arts, culture and history that reaches out to its audience through a diverse schedule of exhibitions and programs.

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Financial

three stars

87.63

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.43
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Telfair Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Telfair Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Telfair Museum of Art (GA) 86.25 three stars
Reynolda House Museum of American Art (NC) 88.28 three stars
Chrysler Museum of Art (VA) 92.66 four stars
Museum of Wisconsin Art (WI) 89.02 three stars
Timken Museum of Art (CA) 95.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,883,976
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $225,029
   Fundraising Events $403,827
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $110,000
Total Contributions $2,622,832
   Program Service Revenue $1,716,971
Total Primary Revenue $4,339,803
   Other Revenue $2,370,934
TOTAL REVENUE $6,710,737
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,886,081
   Administrative Expenses $926,922
   Fundraising Expenses $731,465
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,544,468
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $166,269
   
Net Assets $48,085,859

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 $2,299,941 47.1%
Collections $1,586,296 32.5%
Education Programs $974,106 19.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 86.25 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 85.62 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.77 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 85.70 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.72 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.97 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 85.24 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 86.33 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 83.58 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 80.13 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.15 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 81.48 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 92.78 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 92.88 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 94.93 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 90.88 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 73.43 two stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 85.77 three 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 58-0610074
Name in IRS Master File TELFAIR MUSEUM OF ART INC
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
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 September, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,587 1.96% Lisa Grove CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Telfair Museum of Art (GA) 86.25 three stars
American Visionary Art Museum (MD) 87.30 three stars
The Mint Museums (NC) 92.60 four stars
New Britain Museum of American Art (CT) 87.21 three stars
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (MA) 88.04 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Telfair Museum of Art
121 Barnard Street
Savannah, GA 31401
tel: (912) 790-8800
EIN: 58-0610074

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 10081
Savannah, GA 31412

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Board Leadership

Dale C. Critz, Jr.
Chairman

CEO

Robin Nicholson
Executive Director, CEO

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