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United States Rowing Association

To support and promote the sport of rowing.

three stars

89.02

2 Wall Street Princeton, NJ 08540
tel: (800) 314-4769   Web Site
EIN: 23-6275472

Board Leadership
Erin O'Connell
President

CEO
Glenn Merry
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.02 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
94.5%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.02
  Program Expenses Growth 11.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 73.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United States Rowing Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United States Rowing Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United States Rowing Association (NJ) 89.02 three stars
US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (NY) 94.04 four stars
United States Golf Association (NJ) 90.44 four stars
United States Olympic Committee (CO) 85.20 three stars
USTA Foundation (NY) 87.96 three stars

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The United States Rowing Association (USRowing) provides ongoing opportunities to achieve excellence in rowing in the United States. USRowing works to steadily increase awareness of rowing; consistently grow lifetime participation in rowing; provide education on rowing safety, healthy training methods, and effective rowing technique; provide standards for all rowers of safe, fair racing; and continually improve performance at the Olympic Games. USRowing selects, trains, and manages the teams that represent the U.S. in international competition including the world championships, Pan American Games and Olympics. More than 16,000 individuals and 1,100 organizations strong, USRowing serves and promotes the sport on all levels of competition.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,393,307
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $245,973
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,639,280
   Program Service Revenue $4,492,803
Total Primary Revenue $9,132,083
   Other Revenue $239,748
TOTAL REVENUE $9,371,831
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,676,975
   Administrative Expenses $153,027
   Fundraising Expenses $427,876
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,257,878
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $113,953
   
Net Assets $419,966

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
Financing, Equipment, and Resources for Rowing Team $4,382,359 50.5%
Regattas, Conference, and Other Promotional Events $3,949,609 45.5%
Support for Programmatic Activities $345,007 4.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 89.02 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 92.52 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 89.61 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 93.95 four stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 93.24 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 23-6275472
Name in IRS Master File UNITED STATES ROWING ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
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 (300) Amateur athletic association
(298) Training in sports
(317) Other sports or athletic activities
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, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$167,874 1.81% Glenn Merry Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$215,130 2.32% Thomas Terhaar Coach
$171,011 1.84% Bryan Volpenhein Coach
$171,011 1.84% Lucas McGee Coach

The United States Rowing Association (USRowing) provides ongoing opportunities to achieve excellence in rowing in the United States. USRowing works to steadily increase awareness of rowing; consistently grow lifetime participation in rowing; provide education on rowing safety, healthy training methods, and effective rowing technique; provide standards for all rowers of safe, fair racing; and continually improve performance at the Olympic Games. USRowing selects, trains, and manages the teams that represent the U.S. in international competition including the world championships, Pan American Games and Olympics. More than 16,000 individuals and 1,100 organizations strong, USRowing serves and promotes the sport on all levels of competition.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United States Rowing Association (NJ) 89.02 three stars
Challenged Athletes Foundation (CA) 90.36 four stars
Good Sports (MA) 90.39 four stars
United States Olympic Committee (CO) 85.20 three stars
United States Golf Association (NJ) 90.44 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United States Rowing Association
2 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
tel: (800) 314-4769
fax: (609) 924-1578
EIN: 23-6275472

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Board Leadership

Erin O'Connell
President

CEO

Glenn Merry
Chief Executive Officer

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