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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Educating the public about modern and contemporary American art

84.87

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

Board Leadership
Paul Leech
President

CEO
John Ravenal
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.87
  Financial 88.45
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

88.45

Accountability & Transparency

82.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.15
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.3%
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) 84.87
Woodmere Art Museum (PA) 92.12
National Museum of Women in the Arts (DC) 88.73
The Parrish Art Museum (NY) 85.69
Salvador Dalí Museum (FL) 85.39

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,270,077
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $655,425
   Fundraising Events $451,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,377,002
   Program Service Revenue $1,060,227
Total Primary Revenue $3,437,229
   Other Revenue $850,902
TOTAL REVENUE $4,288,131
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,523,765
   Administrative Expenses $343,591
   Fundraising Expenses $210,992
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,078,348
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $209,783
   
Net Assets $14,361,831

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 $1,786,466 50.7%
Art Education $563,802 16.0%
DeCordova Store $362,953 10.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 08/03/2021 84.87
2018-06 08/01/2019 79.23
2017-06 11/01/2018 79.43
2016-06 12/01/2017 78.22
2015-06 11/01/2016 78.31
2014-06 06/01/2016 76.88
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 76.15
2013-06 11/01/2014 78.25
2012-06 10/01/2013 77.71
2011-06 10/01/2012 89.33
2010-06 12/01/2011 89.74
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.20
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 92.71
2008-06 02/01/2010 85.09
2007-06 10/01/2008 79.37
2006-06 08/01/2007 62.08
2005-06 07/01/2006 73.31
2004-06 11/01/2005 83.64

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 March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- John Ravenal Executive Director $232,834

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (MA) 84.87
National Museum of Women in the Arts (DC) 88.73
James A. Michener Art Museum (PA) 86.83
The Parrish Art Museum (NY) 85.69
Woodmere Art Museum (PA) 92.12

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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

Paul Leech
President

CEO

John Ravenal
Executive Director

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