Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

To feed the human spirit by sharing America's enduring story

three stars

82.81

P.O. Box 1776 Williamsburg, VA 23187
tel: (888) 293-1776   Web Site
EIN: 54-0505888

Board Leadership
Thurston R. Moore
Chairman

CEO
Mitchell B. Reiss
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.81 three stars
  Financial 78.33 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world's largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia - the restored 18th-century capital of Britain's largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. Here we interpret the origins of the idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution. In Colonial Williamsburg's 301-acre Historic Area stand hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of the men and women of the 18th-century city - black, white, and native American, slave, indentured, and free - and the challenges they faced. In this historic place, we help the future learn from the past.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world's largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia - the restored 18th-century capital of Britain's largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. Here we interpret the origins of the idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution. In Colonial Williamsburg's 301-acre Historic Area stand hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of the men and women of the 18th-century city - black, white, and native American, slave, indentured, and free - and the challenges they faced. In this historic place, we help the future learn from the past.

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Financial

two stars

78.33

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
75.7%
  Administrative Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.79
  Program Expenses Growth -1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $52,426,171
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,512,879
Total Contributions $53,939,050
   Program Service Revenue $37,122,169
Total Primary Revenue $91,061,219
   Other Revenue $36,271,040
TOTAL REVENUE $127,332,259
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $100,266,396
   Administrative Expenses $22,291,671
   Fundraising Expenses $9,452,682
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $132,010,749
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,678,490
   
Net Assets $1,073,145,225

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$694,697 0.52% Mitchell B. Reiss President & CEO

Mission

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world's largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia - the restored 18th-century capital of Britain's largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. Here we interpret the origins of the idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution. In Colonial Williamsburg's 301-acre Historic Area stand hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of the men and women of the 18th-century city - black, white, and native American, slave, indentured, and free - and the challenges they faced. In this historic place, we help the future learn from the past.

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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (VA) 82.81 three stars
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Museum of the City of New York (NY) 91.29 four stars
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 89.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
P.O. Box 1776
Williamsburg, VA 23187
tel: (888) 293-1776
fax: (757) 565-8090
EIN: 54-0505888

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Board Leadership

Thurston R. Moore
Chairman

CEO

Mitchell B. Reiss
President, CEO