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Smithsonian Institution

Seriously Amazing

four stars

91.72

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 91.72 four stars
  Financial 88.69 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

three stars

88.69

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 19.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.65
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.5%
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 $176,899,987
   Federated Campaigns $44,300
   Membership Dues $23,657,498
   Fundraising Events $4,860,625
   Related Organizations $570,395
   Government Grants $968,913,821
Total Contributions $1,174,946,626
   Program Service Revenue $115,337,291
Total Primary Revenue $1,290,283,917
   Other Revenue $166,543,058
TOTAL REVENUE $1,456,826,975
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,043,987,350
   Administrative Expenses $278,794,824
   Fundraising Expenses $51,956,682
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,374,738,856
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $82,088,119
   
Net Assets $3,983,926,070

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$787,720 0.05% David Skorton 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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Smithsonian Institution (DC) 91.72 four stars
Museum of Arts & Sciences (FL) 89.39 three stars
Bruce Museum (CT) 91.41 four stars
Exploratorium (CA) 90.09 four stars
Historic Deerfield (MA) 90.95 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