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Smithsonian Institution

Seriously Amazing

four stars

90.14

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 90.14 four stars
  Financial 86.39 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

86.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.65
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Smithsonian Institution on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Smithsonian Institution on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $185,364,199
   Federated Campaigns $52,073
   Membership Dues $14,520,470
   Fundraising Events $2,444,405
   Related Organizations $493,663
   Government Grants $895,035,398
Total Contributions $1,097,910,208
   Program Service Revenue $107,979,707
Total Primary Revenue $1,205,889,915
   Other Revenue $148,847,913
TOTAL REVENUE $1,354,737,828
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $944,768,080
   Administrative Expenses $227,447,784
   Fundraising Expenses $48,308,199
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,220,524,063
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $134,213,765
   
Net Assets $3,638,578,392

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- David Skorton Secretary
Other Salaries of Note
$647,586 0.05% Wayne Clough Secretary
$373,013 0.03% Albert Horvath Interim 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 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