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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Connecting people through art, creativity, and design.

three stars

83.60

101 Monroe Center Grand Rapids, MI 49503
tel: (616) 831-2901   Web Site
EIN: 38-1387136

Board Leadership
Tamara R. Bailey
President

CEO
Dana Friis-Hansen
Director and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.60 three stars
  Financial 77.16 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mission: Connecting people through art, creativity, and design.

Vision: Leading and inspiring West Michigan to be the most creative and imaginative community in the world.

Strategic Priorities:
1. Develop diverse audiences.
2. Create exceptional art and learning experiences.
3. Build institutional strength.

Mission: Connecting people through art, creativity, and design.

Vision: Leading and inspiring West Michigan to be the most creative and imaginative community in the world.

Strategic Priorities:
1. Develop diverse audiences.
2. Create exceptional art and learning experiences.
3. Build institutional strength.

Financial

two stars

77.16

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
65.4%
  Administrative Expenses 26.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.80
  Program Expenses Growth -1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grand Rapids Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grand Rapids Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grand Rapids Art Museum (MI) 83.60 three stars
Taubman Museum of Art (VA) 88.16 three stars
The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD) 87.35 three stars
Museum of Wisconsin Art (WI) 85.51 three stars
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (MO) 88.06 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,069,008
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $240,881
   Fundraising Events $189,289
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $81,270
Total Contributions $10,580,448
   Program Service Revenue $201,720
Total Primary Revenue $10,782,168
   Other Revenue $369,896
TOTAL REVENUE $11,152,064
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,889,466
   Administrative Expenses $2,459,297
   Fundraising Expenses $465,776
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,814,539
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,337,525
   
Net Assets $62,111,069

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
Care and Conservation of the Permanent Collection $3,576,231 91.9%
Iris Van Herpen- Transforming Fashion $238,148 6.1%
The Art of Rube Goldberg $45,392 1.2%
Art Prize Nine $29,695 0.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 02/01/2019 83.60 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 85.88 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2017 94.82 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 91.09 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.64 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 83.74 three stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 82.85 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2014 83.07 three stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 82.96 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 89.31 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 81.02 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 74.74 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 66.00 one star
2008-09 04/01/2010 73.09 two stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 91.78 four stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 97.87 four stars
2005-09 08/01/2007 86.36 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 38-1387136
Name in IRS Master File GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM
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
(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 July, 1944
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$187,996 2.75% Dana Friis-Hansen Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grand Rapids Art Museum (MI) 83.60 three stars
Joslyn Art Museum (NE) 91.81 four stars
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MN) 92.05 four stars
Honolulu Museum of Art (HI) 85.23 three stars
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA) 90.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
tel: (616) 831-2901
EIN: 38-1387136

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Board Leadership

Tamara R. Bailey
President

CEO

Dana Friis-Hansen
Director and CEO

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