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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Bruce Museum

Promoting the understanding and appreciation of art and science

three stars

85.43

One Museum Drive Greenwich, CT 06830
tel: (203) 869-6786   Web Site
EIN: 23-7105904

Board Leadership
Jim Lockhart
Chairman

CEO
Robert Wolterstorff
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.43 three stars
  Financial 79.80 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Bruce Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of art and science to enrich the lives of all people. Originally built as a private home in 1853, in 1908 the property was bequeathed by Robert Moffat Bruce to the Town of Greenwich. In time, growing audiences required larger facilities and the Museum was renovated and expanded. The dramatic new facility, designed by Shope Reno Wharton, opened in 1993. It features 8,000 square feet of gallery space with state-of-the-art amenities. In 1998 the Bruce Museum received accreditation from the American Association of Museums, an honor granted to fewer than 5% of all museums. Drawing from its own collection, from loans and from traveling exhibitions, the Museum hosts approximately 16 exhibitions per year.

The Bruce Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of art and science to enrich the lives of all people. Originally built as a private home in 1853, in 1908 the property was bequeathed by Robert Moffat Bruce to the Town of Greenwich. In time, growing audiences required larger facilities and the Museum was renovated and expanded. The dramatic new facility, designed by Shope Reno Wharton, opened in 1993. It features 8,000 square feet of gallery space with state-of-the-art amenities. In 1998 the Bruce Museum received accreditation from the American Association of Museums, an honor granted to fewer than 5% of all museums. Drawing from its own collection, from loans and from traveling exhibitions, the Museum hosts approximately 16 exhibitions per year.

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Financial

two stars

79.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.97
  Program Expenses Growth -0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bruce Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bruce Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bruce Museum (CT) 85.43 three stars
Museum of Arts & Sciences (FL) 89.39 three stars
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center (CA) 91.95 four stars
Flint Cultural Center Corporation (MI) 89.94 three stars
Roberson Museum and Science Center (NY) 85.08 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,957,497
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $432,348
   Fundraising Events $661,883
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $893,760
Total Contributions $5,945,488
   Program Service Revenue $233,582
Total Primary Revenue $6,179,070
   Other Revenue $886,880
TOTAL REVENUE $7,065,950
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,816,824
   Administrative Expenses $264,485
   Fundraising Expenses $1,008,995
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,090,304
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,975,646
   
Net Assets $35,925,556

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
Museum $3,816,824 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 85.43 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 91.41 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 86.19 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 84.33 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 78.87 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 73.67 two stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 73.35 two stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 80.39 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 71.78 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 67.23 one star
2011-06 07/01/2012 72.27 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 68.53 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 85.40 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 90.55 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 87.76 three stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 81.20 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 90.24 four stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 80.36 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 23-7105904
Name in IRS Master File BRUCE MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
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 January, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$277,077 5.44% Peter Sutton Executive Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bruce Museum (CT) 85.43 three stars
Exploratorium (CA) 91.65 four stars
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (TN) 91.82 four stars
Flint Cultural Center Corporation (MI) 89.94 three stars
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (CA) 86.41 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bruce Museum
One Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830
tel: (203) 869-6786
fax: (203) 869-0963
EIN: 23-7105904

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Board Leadership

Jim Lockhart
Chairman

CEO

Robert Wolterstorff
Executive Director, CEO

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