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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$277,077 5.44% Peter Sutton Executive Director, CEO

Mission

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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Bruce Museum (CT) 85.43 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