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Eisenhower Foundation

Honoring and championing the relevance today of the life and leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

two stars

76.71

200 SE 4th Street P.O. Box 295
Abilene, KS 67410
tel: (785) 263-6771   Web Site
EIN: 48-0634284

Board Leadership
Stephen B. Hauge
Chair

CEO
Meredith Sleichter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.71 two stars
  Financial 73.11 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Eisenhower Foundation is to honor and champion the relevance today of the life and leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower through compelling programs and events that celebrate his legacy. His vision of peace, prosperity and justice in the world offers this generation a timely and relevant example for character leadership. The Eisenhower Foundation is a 501©(3) non-profit organization established in 1945, following the Allied victory in Europe, to honor World War II veterans and General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Foundation provides private support for the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home located on a 22-acre campus in Ike's hometown of Abilene, Kansas. While the federal government, through the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports the overall administration of the facility, the Eisenhower Foundation provides funding to support the exhibits, programs, and events.

The mission of the Eisenhower Foundation is to honor and champion the relevance today of the life and leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower through compelling programs and events that celebrate his legacy. His vision of peace, prosperity and justice in the world offers this generation a timely and relevant example for character leadership. The Eisenhower Foundation is a 501©(3) non-profit organization established in 1945, following the Allied victory in Europe, to honor World War II veterans and General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Foundation provides private support for the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home located on a 22-acre campus in Ike's hometown of Abilene, Kansas. While the federal government, through the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports the overall administration of the facility, the Eisenhower Foundation provides funding to support the exhibits, programs, and events.

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Financial

two stars

73.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 81.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 59.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Eisenhower Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Eisenhower Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Eisenhower Foundation (KS) 76.71 two stars
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation (MA) 86.25 three stars
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (CA) 92.69 four stars
The Newberry Library (IL) 85.16 three stars
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (NY) 88.17 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,589,927
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $65,540
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,655,467
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,655,467
   Other Revenue $24,057
TOTAL REVENUE $2,679,524
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $5,454,548
   Administrative Expenses $128,969
   Fundraising Expenses $1,067,835
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,651,352
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,971,828
   
Net Assets $777,385

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
Presidential Library and Museum $4,643,942 79.4%
Campaign $939,240 16.1%
Ike Education $138,427 2.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 76.71 two stars
2018-12 09/03/2019 75.84 two stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 77.15 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 28.49 zero star

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

EIN 48-0634284
Name in IRS Master File EISENHOWER FOUNDATION
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 (59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 April, 1948
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$89,000 1.33% Meredith Sleichter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Eisenhower Foundation (KS) 76.71 two stars
National Yiddish Book Center (MA) 86.86 three stars
The Richard Nixon Foundation (CA) 92.66 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

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Charity Contact Info

Eisenhower Foundation
200 SE 4th Street
P.O. Box 295
Abilene, KS 67410
tel: (785) 263-6771
fax: (785) 263-6715
EIN: 48-0634284

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Board Leadership

Stephen B. Hauge
Chair

CEO

Meredith Sleichter
Executive Director

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