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George Bush Presidential Library Foundation

Supporting the activities of the George Bush Presidential Library

two stars

76.28

P.O. Box 14141 College Station, TX 77841
tel: (979) 862-2251   Web Site
EIN: 76-0345781

Board Leadership
Alexander Ellis, III
President

CEO
Hon. Andrew H. Card, Jr.
Interim Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.28 two stars
  Financial 70.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation (GBPLF) was established in 1991 as an educational foundation to design, build, and support the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University. In addition to sponsoring its own programs and activities, the Foundation provides program and financial support to the Library, as well as the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. The Foundation sponsors a number of programs including a yearly domestic and foreign policy conference, the White House Lecture and Exhibit Series, and various other lecture and program series. Through its activities, the Foundation is helping make the George Bush Presidential Library Center a leading center in cultural, policy, and academic discussions.

The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation (GBPLF) was established in 1991 as an educational foundation to design, build, and support the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University. In addition to sponsoring its own programs and activities, the Foundation provides program and financial support to the Library, as well as the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. The Foundation sponsors a number of programs including a yearly domestic and foreign policy conference, the White House Lecture and Exhibit Series, and various other lecture and program series. Through its activities, the Foundation is helping make the George Bush Presidential Library Center a leading center in cultural, policy, and academic discussions.

Financial

two stars

70.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
45.9%
  Administrative Expenses 46.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.36
  Program Expenses Growth 11.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by George Bush Presidential Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by George Bush Presidential Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
George Bush Presidential Library Foundation (TX) 76.28 two stars
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (NY) 92.65 four stars
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (CA) 90.98 four stars
The Richard Nixon Foundation (CA) 91.16 four stars
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation (MA) 86.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,222,340
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $731,992
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $720,518
Total Contributions $4,674,850
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,674,850
   Other Revenue $3,091,063
TOTAL REVENUE $7,765,913
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,424,916
   Administrative Expenses $2,654,897
   Fundraising Expenses $295,086
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,374,899
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,391,014
   
Net Assets $50,348,779

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
George Bush School of Gov. & Public Service $1,010,000 41.7%
Interactive Learning Programs $894,714 36.9%
Community & Other Grants and Scholarships $120,885 5.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/01/2020 76.28 two stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 77.40 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 67.24 one star
2015-12 04/01/2017 69.16 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 74.05 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 77.15 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 78.73 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 70.02 two stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 70.20 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 65.30 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 68.89 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 55.58 one star
2008-12 03/01/2010 76.33 two stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 74.03 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 76-0345781
Name in IRS Master File THE GEORGE AND BARBARA BUSH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code B11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (61) Library
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$234,999 4.37% David B. Jones CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
George Bush Presidential Library Foundation (TX) 76.28 two stars
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (CA) 93.58 four stars
The HistoryMakers (IL) 85.26 three stars
The Newberry Library (IL) 85.16 three stars
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (CA) 90.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

George Bush Presidential Library Foundation
P.O. Box 14141
College Station, TX 77841
tel: (979) 862-2251
fax: (979) 862-2253
EIN: 76-0345781

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Board Leadership

Alexander Ellis, III
President

CEO

Hon. Andrew H. Card, Jr.
Interim Chief Executive Officer

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