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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Providing support for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

three stars

83.12

Columbia Point Boston, MA 02125
tel: (617) 514-1600   Web Site
EIN: 04-6113130

Board Leadership
Ronald L. Sargent
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Steven M. Rothstein
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.12 three stars
  Financial 78.82 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1984, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation provides financial support, staffing, and creative resources for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The Museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President. The support provided by the Kennedy Library Foundation enables the federal government to expand the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum's research and archival capacity, to undertake marketing and public information projects, to offer intern and research fellowship programs, to enhance its museum and exhibits, and to offer nationally recognized educational and public programming.

Founded in 1984, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation provides financial support, staffing, and creative resources for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The Museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President. The support provided by the Kennedy Library Foundation enables the federal government to expand the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum's research and archival capacity, to undertake marketing and public information projects, to offer intern and research fellowship programs, to enhance its museum and exhibits, and to offer nationally recognized educational and public programming.

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Financial

two stars

78.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.68
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by John F. Kennedy Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by John F. Kennedy Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation (MA) 83.12 three stars
The HistoryMakers (IL) 90.00 four stars
National Yiddish Book Center (MA) 85.69 three stars
The Richard Nixon Foundation (CA) 90.46 four stars
Boston Athenæum (MA) 87.70 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,232,979
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,650,768
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $302,616
Total Contributions $6,186,363
   Program Service Revenue $89,038
Total Primary Revenue $6,275,401
   Other Revenue $7,536,440
TOTAL REVENUE $13,811,841
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,957,565
   Administrative Expenses $411,039
   Fundraising Expenses $1,230,564
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,599,168
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,212,673
   
Net Assets $52,329,549

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
Communications, Marketing, and Social Media $1,975,150 39.8%
Archives, Digital Archives, and Museum $1,778,245 35.9%
Education and Public Programs $700,644 14.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 83.12 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 82.08 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 84.71 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 80.49 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 83.64 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 87.90 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 86.22 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.76 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 87.32 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 77.93 two stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 73.81 two stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 81.94 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 80.79 three stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 74.79 two stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 84.69 three stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 83.64 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 89.67 three 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 04-6113130
Name in IRS Master File JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY LIBRARY FOUNDATION INCORPORATED
NTEE Code B70
NTEE Classification Libraries
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(927) Fundraising
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
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 December, 1963
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$327,771 4.96% Steven Rothstein Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation (MA) 83.12 three stars
National Yiddish Book Center (MA) 85.69 three stars
Library Company of Philadelphia (PA) 86.21 three stars
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (NY) 90.37 four stars
The Richard Nixon Foundation (CA) 90.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
tel: (617) 514-1600
EIN: 04-6113130

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Board Leadership

Ronald L. Sargent
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Steven M. Rothstein
Executive Director

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