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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation

National Archives Foundation

Connecting you to America's story.

three stars

83.92

700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Room G-12
Washington, DC 20408
tel: (202) 357-5946   Web Site
EIN: 52-1792608

Board Leadership
James J. Blanchard
Chair

CEO
Patrick M. Madden
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.92 three stars
  Financial 77.46 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country's heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy.

As the National Archives' nonprofit partner, the Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, introducing America's records to people around the U.S. and the world.

The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country's heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy.

As the National Archives' nonprofit partner, the Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, introducing America's records to people around the U.S. and the world.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of members
1,100
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

77.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
68.1%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Archives Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Archives Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Archives Foundation (DC) 83.92 three stars
Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 91.04 four stars
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 91.24 four stars
New England Historic Genealogical Society and American Ancestors (MA) 90.32 four stars
Greenwich Historical Society (CT) 92.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,642,261
   Federated Campaigns $4,461
   Membership Dues $1,003,960
   Fundraising Events $23,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,673,682
   Program Service Revenue $271,960
Total Primary Revenue $3,945,642
   Other Revenue $1,804,190
TOTAL REVENUE $5,749,832
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,137,416
   Administrative Expenses $1,091,579
   Fundraising Expenses $914,131
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,143,126
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-393,294
   
Net Assets $8,195,280

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
Exhibitions $1,166,919 28.2%
The National Archives Store $1,022,731 24.7%
Museum Activities $650,571 15.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 83.92 three stars
2017-09 03/01/2019 80.67 three stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 79.27 two stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 83.15 three stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 78.35 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.35 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 79.11 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 93.26 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 90.97 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 92.19 four 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 52-1792608
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL ARCHIVES FOUNDATION
NTEE Code A82
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (62) Historical site, records or reenactment
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 June, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$258,000 4.19% Patrick Madden Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Archives Foundation (DC) 83.92 three stars
The Explorers Club (NY) 87.66 three stars
French Heritage Society (NY) 85.50 three stars
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) 96.55 four stars
The Filson Historical Society (KY) 88.31 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Archives Foundation
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Room G-12
Washington, DC 20408
tel: (202) 357-5946
fax: (202) 357-5924
EIN: 52-1792608

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Board Leadership

James J. Blanchard
Chair

CEO

Patrick M. Madden
Executive Director

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