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Eisenhower Foundation

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

two stars

75.84

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 75.84 two stars
  Financial 68.01 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

one star

68.01

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
69.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 27.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.36
  Program Expenses Growth 113.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Eisenhower Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
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) 75.84 two stars
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (NY) 90.37 four stars
Boston Athenæum (MA) 87.70 three stars
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (CA) 90.87 four stars
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (CA) 94.50 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,677,155
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $46,798
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,723,953
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,723,953
   Other Revenue $50,674
TOTAL REVENUE $3,774,627
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,376,791
   Administrative Expenses $100,009
   Fundraising Expenses $1,265,328
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,742,128
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,967,501
   
Net Assets $4,727,340

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 $3,806,139 87.0%
Ike Education $175,468 4.0%
Campaign $77,966 1.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$75,000 1.30% Meredith Sleichter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Eisenhower Foundation (KS) 75.84 two stars
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (CA) 94.50 four stars
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (NY) 94.12 four stars
The HistoryMakers (IL) 90.00 four stars
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (CA) 90.87 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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