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DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Educating the public about modern and contemporary American art

two stars

79.23

51 Sandy Pond Road Lincoln, MA 01773
tel: (781) 259-3635   Web Site
EIN: 04-2067315

Board Leadership
Linda G. Hammett Ory
President

CEO
John B. Ravenal
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.23 two stars
  Financial 72.77 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Opened in 1950, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum fosters the creation, exhibition, and exploration of contemporary art through our exhibitions, learning opportunities, and unique park setting. DeCordova educates through exhibitions, collections, classes, outreach programs, and a full schedule of activities designed to enhance our public's engagement with art and artists. With over 3,500 works in its holdings, the Museum features an important permanent collection of New England contemporary art. DeCordova is the largest sculpture park in New England. Close to 50 modern and contemporary works grace the 30-acre site.

Opened in 1950, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum fosters the creation, exhibition, and exploration of contemporary art through our exhibitions, learning opportunities, and unique park setting. DeCordova educates through exhibitions, collections, classes, outreach programs, and a full schedule of activities designed to enhance our public's engagement with art and artists. With over 3,500 works in its holdings, the Museum features an important permanent collection of New England contemporary art. DeCordova is the largest sculpture park in New England. Close to 50 modern and contemporary works grace the 30-acre site.

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Financial

two stars

72.77

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
68.4%
  Administrative Expenses 21.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (MA) 79.23 two stars
James A. Michener Art Museum (PA) 89.37 three stars
San Jose Museum of Art (CA) 92.91 four stars
Salvador Dalí Museum (FL) 86.20 three stars
Woodmere Art Museum (PA) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,536,683
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $374,925
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,911,608
   Program Service Revenue $1,971,405
Total Primary Revenue $4,883,013
   Other Revenue $690,413
TOTAL REVENUE $5,573,426
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,393,977
   Administrative Expenses $1,130,112
   Fundraising Expenses $504,709
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,028,798
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $544,628
   
Net Assets $15,740,576

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
Art Exhibitions $1,306,742 38.5%
Art Education $648,243 19.1%
DeCordova Store $334,476 9.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 79.23 two stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 79.43 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 78.22 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 78.31 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 76.88 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 76.15 two stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 78.25 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 77.71 two stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 89.33 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 89.74 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.20 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 92.71 four stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 85.09 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 79.37 two stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 62.08 one star
2005-06 07/01/2006 73.31 two stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 83.64 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 04-2067315
Name in IRS Master File DE CORDOVA AND DANA MUSEUM AND PARK
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
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
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 July, 1949
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
$203,830 4.05% John Ravenal Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (MA) 79.23 two stars
McNay Art Museum (TX) 91.45 four stars
Tacoma Art Museum (WA) 86.03 three stars
American Folk Art Museum (NY) 85.39 three stars
San Jose Museum of Art (CA) 92.91 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
tel: (781) 259-3635
fax: (781) 259-3650
EIN: 04-2067315

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Board Leadership

Linda G. Hammett Ory
President

CEO

John B. Ravenal
Executive Director

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