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

National Archives Foundation

Connecting you to America's story.

three stars

80.67

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 80.67 three stars
  Financial 72.84 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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 2018
Number of members
1,400
This impact information is current as of October 2019, 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

72.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
68.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth -7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
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) 80.67 three stars
Center for Jewish History (NY) 86.15 three stars
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 95.11 four stars
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 91.19 four stars
Maryland Historical Society (MD) 86.03 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,540,463
   Federated Campaigns $8,970
   Membership Dues $974,125
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,523,558
   Program Service Revenue $155,375
Total Primary Revenue $6,678,933
   Other Revenue $1,895,571
TOTAL REVENUE $8,574,504
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,924,510
   Administrative Expenses $829,415
   Fundraising Expenses $859,193
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,613,118
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,961,386
   
Net Assets $8,452,056

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
The National Archives Store $993,706 34.0%
Museum Activities $673,048 23.0%
Exhibitions $630,091 21.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$235,022 5.09% Patrick Madden Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Archives Foundation (DC) 80.67 three stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 89.26 three stars
Humanities Texas (TX) 85.74 three stars
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) 93.25 four stars
Oregon Historical Society (OR) 90.76 four 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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