Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Smithsonian Institution

Seriously Amazing

four stars

90.86

Office of Advancement 1000 Jefferson Drive, S.W.
Washington, DC 20560
tel: (202) 633-4300   Web Site
EIN: 53-0206027

Board Leadership
Robert D. MacDonald
Chair

CEO
David J. Skorton
Secretary

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.86 four stars
  Financial 87.44 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our Mission is the increase and diffusion of knowledge.

Our Vision is to shape the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world.

Our Mission is the increase and diffusion of knowledge.

Our Vision is to shape the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world.

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Financial

three stars

87.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
77.0%
  Administrative Expenses 18.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.69
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Smithsonian Institution on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Smithsonian Institution on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $245,726,636
   Federated Campaigns $43,693
   Membership Dues $19,952,493
   Fundraising Events $3,647,170
   Related Organizations $508,408
   Government Grants $951,570,661
Total Contributions $1,221,449,061
   Program Service Revenue $109,747,404
Total Primary Revenue $1,331,196,465
   Other Revenue $118,433,917
TOTAL REVENUE $1,449,630,382
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $997,673,698
   Administrative Expenses $256,920,220
   Fundraising Expenses $53,100,253
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,307,694,171
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $141,936,211
   
Net Assets $3,830,939,636

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$508,315 0.03% David Skorton Secretary
Other Salaries of Note
$628,563 0.04% Christopher Liedel President-Smithsonian Enterprises
$509,771 0.03% Amy Chen Chief Investment Officer
$143,239 0.01% G. Wayne Clough Former Secretary

Mission

Our Mission is the increase and diffusion of knowledge.

Our Vision is to shape the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Smithsonian Institution (DC) 90.86 four stars
Bruce Museum (CT) 86.19 three stars
Newark Museum (NJ) 89.14 three stars
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Buffalo Bill Center of the West (WY) 95.51 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Smithsonian Institution
Office of Advancement
1000 Jefferson Drive, S.W.
Washington, DC 20560
tel: (202) 633-4300
fax: (202) 786-2516
EIN: 53-0206027

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 712
Washington, DC 20013

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Board Leadership

Robert D. MacDonald
Chair

CEO

David J. Skorton
Secretary