Better Business Bureau Report for
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2014

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Address: 5216 Montrose Blvd.
  Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-284-8250
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1948, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is a leading destination to experience innovative art. CAMH actively encourages public engagement with its exhibitions through its educational programs, publications, and online presence. ALWAYS FRESH, ALWAYS FREE

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Evaluation Conclusions


Contemporary Arts Museum Houston meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is a non-collecting institution dedicated to presenting the best and most exciting international, national, and regional art. Through dynamic exhibitions accompanied by scholarly publications and accessible educational programs, the Museum reaches out to local, regional, national, and international audiences of various ages.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's program expenses were:

Exhibitions 1,453,518
Education 190,676
Museum Shop 114,017
Communication & Marketing 83,310
Total Program Expenses: $1,841,521
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Chief Executive : Bill Arning, Director

Chair of the Board: William Goldberg
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Senior Vice President UBS Wealth Management

Board Size: 37

Paid Staff Size: 69

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, membership
Fund raising costs were 14% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,758,776, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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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.
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The following information is based on Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 2,084,866
Special Events 673,910
Investment Return 345,695
Exhibition Program and Fees 140,070
Museum Shop Sales 75,569
Total Income $3,320,110


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 70%  Fund Raising: 15%  Administrative: 15% 

Total income $3,320,110
Program expenses $1,841,521
Fund raising expenses 388,509
Administrative expenses 395,549
Total expenses $2,625,579
Income in Excess of Expenses 694,531
Beginning net assets 6,150,023
Ending net assets 6,844,554
Total liabilities 945,397
Total assets $7,789,951

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The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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