EIN 39-1723105

Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM)

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The Milwaukee Public Museum, one of the largest in the United States, is a museum of human and natural history providing a dynamic and stimulating environment for learning, with something to excite and challenge visitors with a diversity of interests.
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Program areas at MPM

The Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc. Operates a natural history Museum, which focuses on exhibits, Public programming, and research in the natural sciences, anthropology and history. The Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc. uniquely and directly addresses the themes of biological and cultural diversity and their interrelationships. The Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc. preserves and cares for its collections held in Public trust. Through research and collections, the Milwaukee Public Museum Inc. seeks knowledge and understanding of global change and diversity from geological, biological, cultural, and historical perspectives. Through its renowned exhibits, its programs and its publications, the Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc. Interprets these themes to diverse audiences.

Who funds Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Daniel M Soref Rvoc TrustDMS Dome Theater Revitalization$160,000
Jerome J and Dorothy H Holz Family FoundationEducation Programs$150,000
Four-Four FoundationGeneral$103,000
...and 63 more grants received totalling $979,525

Personnel at MPM

Ellen CenskyPresident and Chief Executive Officer$232,435
Ryan O'DeskySenior Vice President of Operations and Finance$221,578
Eric SchmittVice President of Marketing and Audience Development$90,642
Julie QuinlanSenior Vice President of Development$148,713
Sanders ReceivedDevelopment and Marketing Director, She Served
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for MPM

RevenuesFYE 08/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,157,528
Program services$2,336,617
Investment income and dividends$12,000
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-50,667
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$440
Net income from fundraising events$29,836
Net income from gaming activities$13,120
Net income from sales of inventory$-15,906
Miscellaneous revenues$105,985
Total revenues$10,588,953

Form 990s for MPM

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-082021-04-14990View PDF
2019-082020-10-13990View PDF
2018-082019-11-08990View PDF
2017-082018-06-14990View PDF
2016-082017-08-25990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 4, 2022
Received grants
Identified 15 new grant, including a grant for $51,383 from Milwaukee Public Museum Endowment Fund
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 20 new grant, including a grant for $150,000 from Jerome J and Dorothy H Holz Family Foundation
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 25, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 23, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesPublic policy
MembershipsFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
800 W Wells St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Metro area
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI
Milwaukee County, WI
Website URL
(414) 278-2702
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A56: Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
Parent/child status
Central organization
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