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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Telfair Museum of Art

Promoting the arts in the Savannah area and the Southeast

85.42

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

Board Leadership
Dale C. Critz, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Ben Simons
Executive Director, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.42
  Financial 85.87
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

85.87

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.32
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
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) 85.42
Reynolda House Museum of American Art (NC) 89.93
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA) 88.06
Denver Art Museum (CO) 89.16
Hunter Museum of American Art (TN) 87.98

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,756,583
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $221,628
   Fundraising Events $814,154
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $212,500
Total Contributions $6,004,865
   Program Service Revenue $2,262,670
Total Primary Revenue $8,267,535
   Other Revenue $1,708,540
TOTAL REVENUE $9,976,075
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,966,465
   Administrative Expenses $966,404
   Fundraising Expenses $801,767
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,734,636
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,241,439
   
Net Assets $55,137,615

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 $2,155,588 43.4%
Collections $1,814,916 36.5%
Education Programs $995,961 20.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 85.42
2018-12 02/01/2020 86.25
2017-12 02/01/2019 85.62
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.77
2015-12 03/01/2017 85.70
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.72
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.97
2013-12 06/01/2015 85.24
2012-12 04/01/2014 86.33
2011-12 02/01/2013 83.58
2010-12 04/01/2012 80.13
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.15
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 81.48
2008-12 04/01/2010 92.78
2007-12 11/01/2008 92.88
2006-12 12/01/2007 94.93
2005-12 12/01/2006 90.88
2004-12 10/01/2005 73.43
2003-12 06/01/2005 85.77

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$212,585 3.15% Robin Nicholson Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Telfair Museum of Art (GA) 85.42
The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD) 88.67
Cincinnati Art Museum (OH) 96.66
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OK) 88.51
The Cleveland Museum of Art (OH) 92.80

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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

Ben Simons
Executive Director, CEO

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