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Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

Sweeping Vistas. Botanical Gardens. Museum of Art.

four stars

90.33

1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville, TN 37205
tel: (615) 356-8000   Web Site
EIN: 62-0627921

Board Leadership
Lisa Manning
Chair

CEO
Jane O. MacLeod
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.33 four stars
  Financial 91.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

MISSION
To preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.

VISION
Cheekwood will be a nationally recognized destination renowned for its distinctive beauty, historical significance, and excellence in art and horticulture.

VALUES
- Celebration of Beauty that nurtures the spirit
- Historical Preservation that pays tribute to the past
- Education that stimulates the mind
- Financial Responsibility in stewarding our resources
- Creativity that ensures we are dynamic and innovative
- Collaboration that embraces our community
- Excellence as our standard of operation in all areas

MISSION
To preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.

VISION
Cheekwood will be a nationally recognized destination renowned for its distinctive beauty, historical significance, and excellence in art and horticulture.

VALUES
- Celebration of Beauty that nurtures the spirit
- Historical Preservation that pays tribute to the past
- Education that stimulates the mind
- Financial Responsibility in stewarding our resources
- Creativity that ensures we are dynamic and innovative
- Collaboration that embraces our community
- Excellence as our standard of operation in all areas

Financial

four stars

91.88

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.25
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (TN) 90.33 four stars
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 93.77 four stars
Museum of New Mexico Foundation (NM) 92.37 four stars
National Liberty Museum (PA) 87.74 three stars
Smithsonian Institution (DC) 89.28 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,616,008
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,214,048
   Fundraising Events $1,507,134
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $238,811
Total Contributions $7,576,001
   Program Service Revenue $3,957,246
Total Primary Revenue $11,533,247
   Other Revenue $56,815
TOTAL REVENUE $11,590,062
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,798,836
   Administrative Expenses $1,031,611
   Fundraising Expenses $749,510
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,579,957
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,010,105
   
Net Assets $45,442,693

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 and Programs $7,584,514 86.2%
Restaurants, Rentals & Gift Shop $1,214,322 13.8%

Ratings History
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 90.33 four stars
2018-12 10/01/2019 91.82 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 96.66 four stars
2016-12 10/01/2018 94.07 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.24 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 88.12 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 76.76 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 85.48 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 89.29 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 83.41 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 83.49 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 69.50 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 70.23 two stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 71.41 two stars
2007-09 03/01/2009 74.71 two stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 69.13 one star
2005-09 07/01/2006 74.18 two stars
2004-09 06/01/2005 79.14 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 62-0627921
Name in IRS Master File CHEEKWOOD BOTANICAL GARDEN AND MUSEUM OF ART
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 (119) Other cultural or historical 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]
Ruling Date December, 1962
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
$259,746 2.45% Jane Macleod President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (TN) 90.33 four stars
Hagley Museum and Library (DE) 90.97 four stars
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 93.77 four stars
Louisiana Museum Foundation (LA) 94.33 four stars
Roberson Museum and Science Center (NY) 87.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
tel: (615) 356-8000
EIN: 62-0627921

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Board Leadership

Lisa Manning
Chair

CEO

Jane O. MacLeod
President, CEO

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