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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Bronx Museum of the Arts

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456
Year, State Incorporated:
1971, New York
Stated Purpose:
" The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences to the urban experience through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education programs. Reflecting the Borough's dynamic communities, the Museum is the crossroad where artists, residents, national and international visitors meet. "

Evaluation Conclusions

The Bronx Museum of the Arts meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Founded in 1971 by community members to bring visual arts to the Borough, the Bronx Museum is dedicated to engaging diverse audiences through quality arts programming and providing a platform for the art world, underrepresented voices in the Bronx, and global community. The Museum strives to enhance the lives of the local community- Latino, African American, and recent immigrants from the Caribbean and West Africa- by providing impactful educational experiences, celebrating local cultures, and offering programs that fuel creativity and inspiration, while ensuring those who are underserved have access to the arts. Exhibitions feature the work of contemporary artists- ranging from emerging to established and reflecting the Borough's diversity- that explore urban narratives, latest developments in contemporary art, and topics and themes of interest to Bronx audiences. The Museum reaches disadvantaged Bronx youth through free or subsidized K-12 school education programs including guided exhibition tours, workshops, and school partnerships; afterschool and summer teen programs that develop students' skills in visual art and digital media; and weekend art-making activities for local families. The Museum actively engages the local community through an array of free public and community events, including live performances, poetry, storytelling, and film and video screenings. Core programs include professional development support for emerging artists; international projects and partnerships to support cross-cultural exchange; and a rich permanent collection of art works in all mediums by artists of African, Asian, and Latin American ancestry, including artists for whom the Bronx has been crucial to their artistic development.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Holly Block, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Donald Savelson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Partner / Proskauer Rose
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 5.7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,382,783, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Membership fees and contributions


Government grants and contracts


Special events - benefit gala


Donated services


Facility rentals


Admissions and other revenue


Special events - other


Education tuition


Interest income


Dividend income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Exhibitions and curatorial



Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative 10% 
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Beginning net assets $1,871,869
Ending net assets 3,162,541
Total liabilities 1,417,749

Total assets



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