Menil Foundation Inc

Menil Foundation Inc Overview

Menil Foundation Inc is located in Houston, TX. The organization was established in 1955. 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, Menil Foundation Inc employed 167 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, Menil Foundation Inc generated $18.4m in total revenue. This represents a relatively dramatic decline in revenue. Over the past 5 years, the organization has seen revenues fall by an average of (10.7%) each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $23.2m during the year ending 06/2020. 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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THE MENIL FOUNDATION, INC. SUPPORTS THE MENIL COLLECTION, AN ART MUSEUM SET IN A RESIDENTIAL HOUSTON NEIGHBORHOOD. THE MUSEUM WELCOMES ALL VISITORS FREE OF CHARGE TO ITS ART BUILDINGS, PROGRAMS, AND GREEN SPACES.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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EXHIBITIONS, ART DISPLAYS, AND NEIGHBORHOOD ENHANCEMENT: THE MENIL COLLECTION REGULARLY ROTATES DISPLAYS OF ITS PERMANENT COLLECTION AND ORGANIZES LOAN EXHIBITIONS, PRIMARILY IN THE MAIN MUSEUM BUILDING AND IN THE MENIL DRAWING INSTITUTE. THE MENILS THIRTY-ACRE CAMPUS INCLUDES THREE OTHER ART BUILDINGS - CY TWOMBLY GALLERY, THE DAN FLAVIN INSTALLATION AT RICHMOND HALL, AND THE BYZANTINE FRESCO CHAPEL ALONG WITH BUNGALOWS SERVING AS STAFF OFFICES, AND A BOOKSTORE. THE MENIL FOUNDATION RENTS OUT A NUMBER OF PROPERTIES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, INCLUDING SOME TO OTHER NON-PROFITS AT DISCOUNTED RATES, AND MAINTAINS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF GREEN SPACE, WHICH CONTRIBUTES TO THE UNIQUE VITALITY OF THE MENIL NEIGHBORHOOD. ADDITIONALLY THE FOUNDATION MAINTAINS THE HISTORIC MENIL HOUSE, THE FORMER RESIDENCE OF THE MUSEUMS FOUNDERS, WHICH IS LOCATED IN A NEARBY NEIGHBORHOOD, AND SERVES AS THE SITE FOR MUSEUM FUNCTIONS.


CURATORIAL AND COLLECTIONS - THE MENIL CARES FOR MORE THAN 17,000 WORKS OF ART IN ITS PERMANENT COLLECTION SPANNING THE PREHISTORIC TO THE PRESENT DAY. THE MUSEUMS HOLDINGS COMPRISE FOUR PRIMARY AREAS OF FOCUS: ARTIFACTS AND OBJECTS FROM THE CIVILIZATIONS OF THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN, EGYPT, AND THE NEAR EAST; MEDIEVAL AND BYZANTINE ART, OBJECTS, AND ICON PAINTINGS; THE ARTS OF AFRICA, THE PACIFIC ISLANDS, AND THE AMERICAS AND THE AMERICAN PACIFIC NORTHWEST; AND MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES, DRAWINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND INSTALLATIONS, WITH CONCENTRATIONS IN SURREALISM, ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM, POP ART, AND MINIMALISM.


EDUCATION AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS - EACH YEAR THE MENIL PRESENTS A VARIETY OF FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, INCLUDING ARTIST AND CURATOR LECTURES, PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND BOOK READINGS, MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, AND FILM SCREENINGS. SINCE 1989, THE MENIL AND THE NON-PROFIT WRITERS IN THE SCHOOLS HAVE COLLABORATED TO OFFER AN EXPERIENTIAL ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAM THAT INTRODUCES YOUNG STUDENTS TO FINE ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING.


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Menil Foundation Inc Board, Officers & Key Employees

Name (title)Compensation
Rebecca Rabinow
Director
$471,614
Michael J Nicknish
CFO
$221,667
Edouard Kopp
Chief Curator, Mdi
$163,573
Suzanne Maloch
Dir Of Hr
$140,422
Bradford Epley
Chief Conservator
$136,234
Judith Waters
Dir Of Development
$124,405

Menil Foundation Inc Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Marek Brothers Systems
General Contractor
$543,810
Gilbane Building Company
Construction
$2,663,702
Gowan Inc
Mechanical Services
$339,355
Brightview Landscapes Llc
Landscaping
$416,785
Peak Roofing Inc
Repair Services
$257,371
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$928,306
Fundraising events$579,710
Related organizations$0
Government grants $0
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$5,038,024
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $2,489,951
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$6,546,040
Total Program Service Revenue$1,799,828
Investment income $4,193,548
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $5,920,015
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$40,625
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory -$44,397
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $18,374,409

Menil Foundation Inc Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 9 grants that Menil Foundation Inc has recieved totaling $103,500.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Jesse W Couch Charitable Foundation

Wilmington, DE

PURPOSE: WRITING AT THE MENIL PROGRAM

$50,000
Vivian L Smith Foundation

Houston, TX

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT; SUPPORT THE MENIL COLLECTION

$30,000
Alice Kleberg Reynolds Meyer Fdn Tr

Austin, TX

PURPOSE: PROGRAM SERVICES/EXPENSES

$10,000
The Laura And Walter Elcock Family Foundation

Dallas, TX

PURPOSE: GENERAL PURPOSES OF CHARITY

$5,000
Willard & Ruth Johnson Charitable Foundation

Houston, TX

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$5,000
Raymond And Susan Brochstein Foundation

Houston, TX

PURPOSE: CULTURAL

$1,500
View Grant Recipient Profile

Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$315,318,793
Earnings$3,364,854
Net Contributions$250,337
Other Expense$8,487,060
Ending Balance$310,446,924

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