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Petersen Automotive Museum

Dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture

three stars

86.62

6060 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (323) 964-6366   Web Site
EIN: 95-4739699

Board Leadership
Peter W. Mullin
Chairman

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.62 three stars
  Financial 94.18 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1994, the Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, its exhibits and lifelike dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Covering four floors, the facility features: permanent exhibits that trace the history of the automobile; state-of-the-art displays of racecars, classic cars, vintage motorcycles, concept cars, celebrity and movie cars, and auto design and technology; and the May Family Discovery Center, and interactive hands-on learning center designed to spark interest in science by way of the automobile.

Founded in 1994, the Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, its exhibits and lifelike dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Covering four floors, the facility features: permanent exhibits that trace the history of the automobile; state-of-the-art displays of racecars, classic cars, vintage motorcycles, concept cars, celebrity and movie cars, and auto design and technology; and the May Family Discovery Center, and interactive hands-on learning center designed to spark interest in science by way of the automobile.

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Financial

four stars

94.18

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.05
  Program Expenses Growth 44.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Petersen Automotive Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Petersen Automotive Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Petersen Automotive Museum (CA) 86.62 three stars
USS Constitution Museum (MA) 91.99 four stars
Northern Clay Center (MN) 89.54 three stars
Independence Seaport Museum (PA) 87.27 three stars
AACA Museum (PA) 91.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,708,622
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,434,254
   Fundraising Events $1,334,953
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,477,829
   Program Service Revenue $4,481,515
Total Primary Revenue $15,959,344
   Other Revenue $4,141,989
TOTAL REVENUE $20,101,333
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,976,071
   Administrative Expenses $2,186,913
   Fundraising Expenses $1,313,895
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,476,879
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-375,546
   
Net Assets $163,036,497

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
2017-09 12/21/2018 86.62 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 89.04 three stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 88.58 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.76 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 87.14 three stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 86.07 three stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 85.42 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 82.02 three stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 77.97 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 78.08 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 91.14 four stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 87.30 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 81.65 three stars
2006-09 11/01/2007 80.14 three stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 65.70 one star
2004-09 11/01/2005 62.36 one star

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

EIN 95-4739699
Name in IRS Master File PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM FOUNDATION
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
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 January, 2000
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
$346,418 1.69% Terry Karges Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Petersen Automotive Museum (CA) 86.62 three stars
International Tennis Hall of Fame (RI) 85.30 three stars
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (FL) 96.46 four stars
Peabody Essex Museum (MA) 87.61 three stars
Racine Art Museum (WI) 85.37 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
tel: (323) 964-6366
EIN: 95-4739699

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Board Leadership

Peter W. Mullin
Chairman

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