Bessie Smith Cultural Center African American Museum & in Chattanooga, Tennessee (TN)

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Bessie Smith Cultural Center African American Museum &
Employer Identification Number (EIN)621247459
Name of OrganizationBessie Smith Cultural Center African American Museum &
AddressPO BOX 11493, Chattanooga, TN 37401-2493
ActivitiesMuseum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date01/1988
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period06/2012
Assets$500,000 to $999,999
Income$100,000 to $499,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$654,851
Amount of Income$482,295
Form 990 Revenue Amount$395,235
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Arts, Culture and Humanities: Museum, Museum Activities


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Amount of income in 2012: $482,295 (it was $406,876 in 2011)
This organization: 

 $482,295
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $424,171

Assets in 2012: $654,851 (it was $705,330 in 2011)
This organization: 

 $654,851
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,174,432

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2011

Functional expenses for 2011

Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$406,876
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$263,498
Program Service Revenue$16,536
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$1,844
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$56
Net rental income$123,534
Gross rents (Real / Personal)$123,534 / $0
Less: rental expenses (Real / Personal)$0 / $0
Rental income or (loss) (Real / Personal)$123,534 / $0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,408
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$2,213
Less: cost of goods sold$805
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$481,672
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$72,107
Other salaries and wages$103,442
Payroll taxes$0
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$306,123
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$705,330
Total liabilities$28,499
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$28,499
Total net assets or fund balances$676,831
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total Support$1,314,148
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$1,314,148
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$0
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$0
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Alaska2
Alabama2
Arkansas6
Arizona11
California73
Colorado12
Connecticut16
District of Columbia3
Delaware3
Florida25
Georgia11
Hawaii10
Iowa15
Idaho4
Illinois33
Indiana16
Kansas18
Kentucky10
Louisiana6
Massachusetts17
Maryland13
Maine13
Michigan18
Minnesota7
Missouri14
Mississippi3
Montana3
North Carolina12
North Dakota3
Nebraska2
New Hampshire8
New Jersey14
New Mexico10
Nevada2
New York49
Ohio32
Oklahoma14
Oregon7
Pennsylvania20
Rhode Island2
South Carolina5
South Dakota7
Tennessee13
Texas39
Utah2
Virginia13
Vermont5
Washington13
Wisconsin12
West Virginia2
Wyoming2
International1
Total653

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