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Friends of the National World War II Memorial

Honoring and Preserving the National Memory of World War II. Creating the Next “Greatest Generation” of Tomorrow.

two stars

71.92

921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE Suite 316
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 675-2017   Web Site
EIN: 13-4358477

Board Leadership
Josiah Bunting III
Chairman

CEO
Holly Rotondi
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.92 two stars
  Financial 70.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Friends of the National World War II Memorial (Friends) is dedicated to honoring and preserving the national memory of World War II and to creating the next “Greatest Generation” of tomorrow. To meet this mission, Friends sponsors an annual public lecture series featuring prominent historians; hosts an annual teachers conference in Washington, DC; and collects and archives video interviews of World War II veterans and other members of the Greatest Generation. Additionally, Friends has the lead responsibility in planning, staging, and funding five or more major national commemorative events annually and is currently sponsoring a national four-year World War II 75th anniversary commemoration.

The Friends of the National World War II Memorial (Friends) is dedicated to honoring and preserving the national memory of World War II and to creating the next “Greatest Generation” of tomorrow. To meet this mission, Friends sponsors an annual public lecture series featuring prominent historians; hosts an annual teachers conference in Washington, DC; and collects and archives video interviews of World War II veterans and other members of the Greatest Generation. Additionally, Friends has the lead responsibility in planning, staging, and funding five or more major national commemorative events annually and is currently sponsoring a national four-year World War II 75th anniversary commemoration.

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Financial

two stars

70.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
43.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 51.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.36
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 18.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the National World War II Memorial on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the National World War II Memorial on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the National World War II Memorial (DC) 71.92 two stars
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MA) 89.33 three stars
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 96.82 four stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.28 three stars
New England Historic Genealogical Society and American Ancestors (MA) 90.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,916,006
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,916,006
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,916,006
   Other Revenue $25,091
TOTAL REVENUE $1,941,097
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $665,016
   Administrative Expenses $60,264
   Fundraising Expenses $682,212
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,407,492
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $533,605
   
Net Assets $3,336,977

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 $596,095 69.5%
Commemoration $232,490 27.1%
Legacy $28,875 3.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 71.92 two stars
2017-12 12/20/2019 76.36 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 13-4358477
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL INC
NTEE Code A12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 August, 2007
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
$155,500 11.04% Holly Rotondi Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the National World War II Memorial (DC) 71.92 two stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 87.03 three stars
Vermont Historical Society (VT) 86.59 three stars
The New-York Historical Society (NY) 95.94 four stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 90.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of the National World War II Memorial
921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Suite 316
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 675-2017
EIN: 13-4358477

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Board Leadership

Josiah Bunting III
Chairman

CEO

Holly Rotondi
Executive Director

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