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The Abraham Lincoln Foundation

Restoring the historic role of the Union League of Philadelphia to the city, state and nation

two stars

76.47

140 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel: (215) 587-6455   Web Site
EIN: 23-2822856

Board Leadership
Joan Carter
Chair

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.47 two stars
  Financial 79.24 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Abraham Lincoln Foundation (ALF) is recognized as a leading cultural organization in the Greater Philadelphia region, restoring the historic role of the Union League of Philadelphia to the city, state and nation. The ALF is an established leader within the Civil War community, championing Philadelphia's contributions to the Civil War. The country's foremost Lincoln scholars regard the Foundation as an important source of high-quality lectures, symposia and exhibits. As steward of priceless art, archival, manuscript, library and object collections, the ALF enables thousands of students, teachers, researchers, visitors and members to experience the history and heritage of the Union League first hand.

The Abraham Lincoln Foundation (ALF) is recognized as a leading cultural organization in the Greater Philadelphia region, restoring the historic role of the Union League of Philadelphia to the city, state and nation. The ALF is an established leader within the Civil War community, championing Philadelphia's contributions to the Civil War. The country's foremost Lincoln scholars regard the Foundation as an important source of high-quality lectures, symposia and exhibits. As steward of priceless art, archival, manuscript, library and object collections, the ALF enables thousands of students, teachers, researchers, visitors and members to experience the history and heritage of the Union League first hand.

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Financial

two stars

79.24

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
73.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.01
  Program Expenses Growth -3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Abraham Lincoln Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Abraham Lincoln Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Abraham Lincoln Foundation (PA) 76.47 two stars
Humanities Texas (TX) 85.36 three stars
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 95.77 four stars
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 86.81 three stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 90.53 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $694,492
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $110,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $804,492
   Program Service Revenue $119,487
Total Primary Revenue $923,979
   Other Revenue $155,707
TOTAL REVENUE $1,079,686
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $799,440
   Administrative Expenses $180,286
   Fundraising Expenses $106,698
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,086,424
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,738
   
Net Assets $5,304,109

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
Education $402,490 50.3%
Collections $190,841 23.9%
Exhibit $97,243 12.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 02/01/2018 76.47 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 77.88 two stars
2013-06 06/01/2016 80.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-06 04/01/2015 79.02 two stars
2012-06 06/01/2014 82.92 three 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 23-2822856
Name in IRS Master File THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN FOUNDATION OF THE UNION LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(91) Art exhibit
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 February, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Abraham Lincoln Foundation (PA) 76.47 two stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 90.53 four stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 85.44 three stars
Minnesota Historical Society (MN) 88.60 three stars
Texas State Historical Association (TX) 85.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Abraham Lincoln Foundation
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel: (215) 587-6455
fax: (215) 851-8789
EIN: 23-2822856

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Board Leadership

Joan Carter
Chair

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