Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Inc

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Inc Overview

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Inc is located in Boston, MA. The organization was established in 1937. According to its NTEE Classification (A51) the organization is classified as: Art Museums, under the broad grouping of Arts, Culture & Humanities and related organizations. As of 06/2020, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Inc employed 253 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Inc generated $28.2m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 9.6% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $23.4m during the year ending 06/2020. While expenses have increased by 0.1% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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COLLECTION AND CONSERVATION - DISTINGUISHED AMONG OTHER GREAT MUSEUMS FOR ITS INSTALLATION, THE GARDNER MUSEUM CAN BE REGARDED AS A WORK OF ART IN TOTALITY, AS WELL AS A COLLECTION OF APPROXIMATELY 20,000 OBJECTS, INCLUDING ARCHIVAL ITEMS, SPANNING 30 CENTURIES. ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER BEQUEATHED THIS REMARKABLE COLLECTION AND HISTORIC BUILDING AS A RESOURCE "FOR THE EDUCATION AND ENJOYMENT OF THE PUBLIC FOREVER." ON CONTINUAL DISPLAY, THE ONGOING CONSERVATION OF THE COLLECTION EMPLOYS CUTTING EDGE SCIENTIFIC METHODS AND NEW PRACTICES TO PRESERVE, PROTECT, AND SAFEGUARD THESE WORKS FOR POSTERITY. SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS, AND PRESENTATIONS EXAMINE THE MUSEUM'S PERMANENT COLLECTION AND ITS CONTEXT IN GARDNER'S TIME IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE NEW WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT ART AND CULTURE.


MUSIC - MUSIC WAS A CENTRAL PART OF ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER'S ARTISTIC CREDO, AND INTEGRAL TO HER VISION OF THE MUSIC FROM THE DAY IT OPENED IN 1903 WITH A CONCERT BY THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. HER VISIONARY MUSICAL LEGACY CONTINUES WITH THE COUNTRY'S OLDEST MUSEUM-BASED CONCERT SERIES, WHICH FEATURES WORLD-RENOWNED MUSICIANS AND OUTSTANDING, EMERGING ARTISTS. THE MUSEUM'S SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS APPROXIMATELY 35 CONCERTS ANNUALLY, EMBRACING OLD MUSIC, CLASSIC REPERTOIRE, AND WORLD PREMIERES. PERFORMERS INCLUDE RENOWNED ENSEMBLES AND INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL SOLOISTS FROM BOSTON AND AROUND THE GLOBE. OTHER SERIES FEATURE EXCITING MIXES OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, HIP HOP AND PERFORMANCE ART.


EDUCATION AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS - THE GARDNER'S EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IS KNOWN FOR A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AT ALL LEVELS, FROM CHILDREN TO ADULTS. IN ADDITION TO HIGH-QUALITY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS AND DOCENTS, THE MUSEUM CONDUCTS THOUGHTFUL RESEARCH THAT BRINGS NEW KNOWLEDGE TO THE MUSEUM EDUCATION FIELD. THE MUSEUM'S EDUCATION INITIATIVES HAVE REGULARLY ATTRACTED NATIONAL ATTENTION. A SUCCESSFUL EVENING PROGRAM FOR YOUNG ADULTS HAS BECOME A MODEL FOR MUSEUMS AROUND THE COUNTRY IN ENGAGING YOUNG AUDIENCES. THINKING THROUGH ART K-12 PROGRAM, KNOWN FOR ITS EXEMPLARY MULTIPLE VISIT APPROACH, HAS PRODUCED RESEARCH ON HOW STUDENTS LEARN THROUGH IN-DEPTH EXPERIENCES WITH ART. A THREE-YEAR RESEARCH PROJECT, CONDUCTED BY EDUCATION STAFF, AND FUNDED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, FURTHER DEMONSTRATED HOW ART DISCUSSION HELPED BOSTON STUDENTS DEVELOP SIGNIFICANTLY MORE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS THAN STUDENTS IN CONTROL SCHOOLS WITHOUT THE PROGRAM.


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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Inc Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Acranom Masonry Inc
Masonry Contractor
$318,747
Cambridge Associates Llc
Investment Management
$206,559
Prelle Inc
Interior Design
$168,249
Gilbert & Becker Co Inc
Roofing Contractor
$157,500
Tessitura Network Inc
Enterprise System
$238,309
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$686,358
Fundraising events$1,517,571
Related organizations$0
Government grants $1,718,000
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$19,016,640
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $1,953,453
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$22,938,569
Total Program Service Revenue$2,225,271
Investment income $1,618,493
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $224,402
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $660,177
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$28,740
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $531,541
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $28,169,713

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Inc Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 17 grants that Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Inc has recieved totaling $657,635.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Angel Foundation

New York, NY

PURPOSE: OPERATIONAL

$370,000
Downs Foundation

North Palm Beach, FL

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$200,000
Wallace Minot Leonard Foundation

Boston, MA

PURPOSE: GENERAL

$50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc

Newark, DE

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$17,600
Alchemy Foundation

Cambridge, MA

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$6,000
Lenoir Charitable Tr

Manchester, MA

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$5,000
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$171,931,618
Earnings$1,178,789
Net Contributions$6,834,031
Other Expense$8,336,072
Ending Balance$171,608,366

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