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National Sporting Library & Museum

Preserving, promoting, and sharing the literature, art, and culture of equestrian, angling, and field sports

three stars

80.47

102 The Plains Road Middleburg, VA 20118
tel: (540) 687-6542   Web Site
EIN: 54-6053662

Board Leadership
Manuel H. Johnson
Chair

CEO
Elizabeth von Hassell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.47 three stars
  Financial 84.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and sharing the literature, art, and culture of equestrian, angling, and field sports. Founded in 1954, the NSLM is located in Middleburg, the heart of Virginia's beautiful hunt country. The inviting campus, world-class research Library, and fine art Museum highlight the rich heritage and tradition of country pursuits. Angling, horsemanship, shooting, steeplechasing, foxhunting, flat racing, polo, coaching, and wildlife are among the subjects one can explore in the institution's general stacks, rare book holdings, archives, and art collection. The NSLM offers a wide variety of educational programs, exhibitions, and family activities throughout the year.

The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and sharing the literature, art, and culture of equestrian, angling, and field sports. Founded in 1954, the NSLM is located in Middleburg, the heart of Virginia's beautiful hunt country. The inviting campus, world-class research Library, and fine art Museum highlight the rich heritage and tradition of country pursuits. Angling, horsemanship, shooting, steeplechasing, foxhunting, flat racing, polo, coaching, and wildlife are among the subjects one can explore in the institution's general stacks, rare book holdings, archives, and art collection. The NSLM offers a wide variety of educational programs, exhibitions, and family activities throughout the year.

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Financial

three stars

84.72

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
73.0%
  Administrative Expenses 21.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.69
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Sporting Library & Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Sporting Library & Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Sporting Library & Museum (VA) 80.47 three stars
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (NY) 92.35 four stars
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation (MA) 86.25 three stars
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (CA) 94.50 four stars
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (CA) 92.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,574,238
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $291,887
   Fundraising Events $463,730
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,329,855
   Program Service Revenue $18,929
Total Primary Revenue $2,348,784
   Other Revenue $287,631
TOTAL REVENUE $2,636,415
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,542,000
   Administrative Expenses $497,281
   Fundraising Expenses $147,172
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,186,453
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $449,962
   
Net Assets $21,183,833

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
Normal Library Functions $1,413,996 91.7%
Publication $67,339 4.4%
Research and Lectures $60,665 3.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 80.47 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 82.28 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 79.26 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 83.31 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.22 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 79.42 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 80.68 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2014 70.11 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 54-6053662
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL SPORTING LIBRARY INCORPORATED
NTEE Code B70
NTEE Classification Libraries
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(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 August, 1956
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
$14,294 0.65% Elizabeth Von Hassell Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$134,560 6.15% Melanie Mathewes Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Sporting Library & Museum (VA) 80.47 three stars
The HistoryMakers (IL) 85.26 three stars
Boston Athenæum (MA) 85.88 three stars
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (CA) 92.69 four stars
National Yiddish Book Center (MA) 86.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Sporting Library & Museum
102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA 20118
tel: (540) 687-6542
fax: (540) 446-0071
EIN: 54-6053662

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1335
Middleburg, VA 20118

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Board Leadership

Manuel H. Johnson
Chair

CEO

Elizabeth von Hassell
Executive Director

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