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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

MASS MoCA

Creating and presenting provocative visual and performing arts

two stars

79.41

1040 MASS MoCA Way North Adams, MA 01247
tel: (413) 662-2111   Web Site
EIN: 04-3113688

Board Leadership
Timur F. Galen
Chair

CEO
Joseph C. Thompson
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.41 two stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 71.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

MASS MoCA is the largest center for contemporary arts in the United States. Opened in 1999, it is housed on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings. The institution is dedicated to the creation and presentation of provocative visual and performing arts pieces, and of works that blur conventional distinctions between artistic disciplines. In addition, MASS MoCA functions as a laboratory for the contemporary arts, fostering experimentation by artists, encouraging collaborations among institutions, and allowing visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process. By coupling the versatility and size of its spaces with the latest technologies, MASS MoCA is able to present and catalyze the creation of works that can be shown nowhere else in the world.

MASS MoCA is the largest center for contemporary arts in the United States. Opened in 1999, it is housed on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings. The institution is dedicated to the creation and presentation of provocative visual and performing arts pieces, and of works that blur conventional distinctions between artistic disciplines. In addition, MASS MoCA functions as a laboratory for the contemporary arts, fostering experimentation by artists, encouraging collaborations among institutions, and allowing visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process. By coupling the versatility and size of its spaces with the latest technologies, MASS MoCA is able to present and catalyze the creation of works that can be shown nowhere else in the world.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

71.00

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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.96
  Program Expenses Growth 15.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MASS MoCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MASS MoCA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MASS MoCA (MA) 79.41 two stars
Mattress Factory (PA) 88.31 three stars
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA) 86.81 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA) 85.22 three stars
The Museum of Modern Art (NY) 92.83 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,147,323
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $673,955
   Fundraising Events $767,105
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,588,383
   Program Service Revenue $4,110,899
Total Primary Revenue $14,699,282
   Other Revenue $3,102,610
TOTAL REVENUE $17,801,892
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,137,793
   Administrative Expenses $1,109,023
   Fundraising Expenses $1,049,643
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,296,459
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,505,433
   
Net Assets $64,595,221

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
Visual Arts $2,498,101 20.6%
Performing Arts $1,579,276 13.0%
Economic and Commercial Development $645,458 5.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 02/01/2019 79.41 two stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 81.53 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 78.71 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 78.59 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 78.48 two stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 78.99 two stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 80.14 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 66.63 one star
2010-09 02/01/2012 77.70 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 73.54 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 75.25 two stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 96.23 four stars
2007-09 12/01/2008 93.66 four stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 90.49 four stars
2005-09 12/01/2006 80.34 three stars
2004-09 12/01/2005 77.64 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 04-3113688
Name in IRS Master File MASSACHUSETTS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code B51
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 June, 1993
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$295,558 2.06% Joseph Thompson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MASS MoCA (MA) 79.41 two stars
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA) 86.81 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA) 85.22 three stars
Columbus Museum of Art (OH) 91.79 four stars
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA) 85.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247
tel: (413) 662-2111
fax: (413) 663-8548
EIN: 04-3113688

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Board Leadership

Timur F. Galen
Chair

CEO

Joseph C. Thompson
Director

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