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

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Save the past, enrich the future.

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two stars

79.88

2600 Virginia Ave NW Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20037
tel: (202) 588-6000   Web Site
EIN: 53-0210807

Board Leadership
Timothy P. Whalen
Chair

CEO
Paul Edmondson
Interim President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.88 two stars
  Financial 71.71 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation protects significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation protects significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support.

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Financial

two stars

71.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
73.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.48
  Program Expenses Growth -4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Trust for Historic Preservation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Trust for Historic Preservation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Trust for Historic Preservation (DC) 79.88 two stars
Maymont Foundation (VA) 88.85 three stars
World Monuments Fund (NY) 85.92 three stars
The Mount (MA) 87.85 three stars
George Washington's Mount Vernon (VA) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,654,711
   Federated Campaigns $39,109
   Membership Dues $3,563,518
   Fundraising Events $553,720
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $489,742
Total Contributions $24,300,800
   Program Service Revenue $4,960,629
Total Primary Revenue $29,261,429
   Other Revenue $15,697,785
TOTAL REVENUE $44,959,214
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $35,209,090
   Administrative Expenses $6,119,237
   Fundraising Expenses $7,064,132
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $48,392,459
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,433,245
   
Net Assets $266,012,137

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
Historic Sites $15,311,160 43.5%
Preservation Services $8,325,835 23.6%
Historic Preservation Education $7,272,898 20.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 79.88 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 80.83 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 80.56 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 77.04 two stars
2014-06 02/01/2016 76.61 two stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 75.85 two stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 80.24 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 81.45 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 81.34 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 81.48 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 88.92 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 76.54 two stars
2008-09 02/01/2010 73.52 two stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 73.67 two stars
2006-09 04/01/2008 83.22 three stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 77.15 two stars
2004-09 11/01/2005 93.49 four stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 83.81 three stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 85.82 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 53-0210807
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN THE UNITED STATES
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 May, 1950
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$499,210 1.03% Stephanie Meeks President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Trust for Historic Preservation (DC) 79.88 two stars
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (CO) 86.52 three stars
Galveston Historical Foundation (TX) 85.57 three stars
Connecticut Landmarks (CT) 87.79 three stars
American Battlefield Trust (DC) 96.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Trust for Historic Preservation
2600 Virginia Ave NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20037
tel: (202) 588-6000
EIN: 53-0210807

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Board Leadership

Timothy P. Whalen
Chair

CEO

Paul Edmondson
Interim President, CEO

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