Charity Navigator Four-Star Rated Museums

The Farnsworth Art Museum is proud of its four-star rating by Charity Navigator — the highest possible rating. Charity Navigator is an independent, non-profit organization that evaluates American charities. Its stated goal is "to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities." They rate charities by evaluating two broad areas of performance; Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency. Charity Navigator's ratings show givers how efficiently a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time and their level of commitment to being accountable and transparent. According to Charity Navigator's web site, they provide these ratings so that givers can make intelligent giving decisions, and so that the philanthropic community can more effectively monitor itself.
The Farnsworth Art Museum is one of only 31 museums nationwide that enjoy a four-star rating by Charity Navigator — and the only Arts and Culture organization in the State of Maine with such a coveted rating.

Below is a list of the 31 museums among the 250 museums listed nationwide that have a
four-star rating.

Admiral Nimitz Foundation
California Academy of Sciences
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
Children's Museum of Houston
Children's Museum of Richmond
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Columbus Museum of Art
The Computer History Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Farnsworth Art Museum
Imagine Children's Museum
Indiana State Museum Foundation
Intrepid Museum Foundation
Longyear Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
McNay Art Museum
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The Mint Museums
Montclair Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
National Gallery of Art
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
The Phillips Collection
Science Museum of Minnesota
Smithsonian Institution
Speed Art Museum
The Tech Museum of Innovation
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation

Below is a list of all the arts and culture
organizations in Maine that have a four-star rating.

Farnsworth Art Museum