EIN 03-0179436

Shelburne Museum

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Description of organization mission: the purpose of the Shelburne Museum is to enrich people's lives through art, history and culture. The mission is to broaden our audience, engage their curiosity and give them an extraordinary Museum experience.
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Program areas at Shelburne Museum

Operation of a Museum of art and americana including impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts, textiles, decorative arts, furniture, american paintings and 17th to 20th century artifacts. During the year ended march 31, 2023, the Museum's overall visitors totaled 100,991 including 19,957 school-aged children. Special exhibitions included: Shelburne Museum organizes and presents exhibitions and programs for the enrichment of the community. Each year the Museum presents approximately ten to twelve exhibitions. During the fiscal year 2023, Shelburne Museum presented a total of 5 in-person exhibitions that were open to the public along with 3 online exhibitions. In-person exhibitions consisted of built from the earth: pueblo pottery from the anthony and teressa perry collection, objects of play: the work of cas holman and karen hewitt, pet friendly: the art of stephen huneck, pop up: outdoor inflated sculpture, and right under your nose: children's printed textiles. Online exhibits consisted of children's printed textiles, stephen huneck, and native american pottery. Special programs: during the fiscal year 2023 in-person programming continued to improve, building upon and expanding programs from fiscal year 2022. Shelburne Museum hosted programs for the visually imparied and those with alzheimer's disease and dementia; school partnerships with public elementary, middle, and high schools; summer camps that specialized in art programming such as knitting and print making; yoga classes in partnership with a local studio; ongoing webinars regarding conservation efforts; and school programs for students pre-k through college, including underwriting of admission and transportation costs for schools with high percentages (50% or more) of students on free and reduced lunch. Shelburne Museum continued to host free first fridays, which provides free admission to the public after 3pm on the first friday of every month during the season. This program welcomed a total of 4,311 visitors, 15 food & beverage vendors, and 4 live music performances. In 2023 Shelburne Museum created a new program, sensory friendly fridays, to allow children and adults with sensory processing differences time to view special exhibitions in a light and sound adjusted environment. Shelburne Museum plans to expand this initiative in the coming years. In addition, Shelburne Museum continued the winter lights programming, which is an outdoor lightshow & experience that runs from late november through january 1st. This event allows us to engage with our community members during the winter months. Winter lights proved to be an incredibly successful program, welcoming over 40,000 visitors in 2023.

Who funds Shelburne Museum

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$166,385
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$166,385
Henry Luce FoundationCuratorial Position for Shelburne Museum's Native American Art Collections$135,000
...and 53 more grants received totalling $1,312,613

Personnel at Shelburne Museum

Thomas DenenbergExecutive Director$290,795
Leslie WrightDirector of$102,308
Erin MooreComptroller
Scott WiseChair / President$0
Susan SimTreasurer / Trustee$0
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for Shelburne Museum

RevenuesFYE 03/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,372,291
Program services$1,279,141
Investment income and dividends$885,556
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$144,929
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-287,775
Net income from fundraising events$-83,923
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$228,251
Miscellaneous revenues$318,323
Total revenues$6,856,793

Form 990s for Shelburne Museum

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-032023-02-08990View PDF
2021-032022-02-15990View PDF
2020-032021-09-03990View PDF
2019-032022-05-17990View PDF
2018-122020-01-27990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $25,000 from Argosy Foundation
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 35 new grant, including a grant for $1,000,000 from Alice L Walton Foundation
June 19, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 17, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
June 13, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
6000 Shelburne Rd PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482
Metro area
Burlington-South Burlington, VT
Chittenden County, VT
Website URL
(802) 985-3346
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A51: Art Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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