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

Thomas Jefferson Foundation

Preserving and educating

three stars

88.53

P.O. Box 316 Charlottesville, VA 22902
tel: (434) 984-9800   Web Site
EIN: 54-0505959

Board Leadership
Jon Meacham
Chairman

CEO
Leslie Greene Bowman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.53 three stars
  Financial 84.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation operates Monticello, the home of the Nation's third president and author of the American Declaration of Independence as a living memorial to Thomas Jefferson's life, interests, and ideals. Founded in 1923, the Foundation supports its dual mission of preservation and education. Its facilities now include the house and gardens; the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, home to the Jefferson Library; a museum shop; and the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants. The Monticello Visitors Center houses a permanent exhibition, a theater, a second museum shop, and the Foundation's Department of Education.

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation operates Monticello, the home of the Nation's third president and author of the American Declaration of Independence as a living memorial to Thomas Jefferson's life, interests, and ideals. Founded in 1923, the Foundation supports its dual mission of preservation and education. Its facilities now include the house and gardens; the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, home to the Jefferson Library; a museum shop; and the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants. The Monticello Visitors Center houses a permanent exhibition, a theater, a second museum shop, and the Foundation's Department of Education.

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Financial

three stars

84.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.49
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thomas Jefferson Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thomas Jefferson Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,201,770
   Federated Campaigns $90
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $251,703
Total Contributions $6,453,563
   Program Service Revenue $9,747,560
Total Primary Revenue $16,201,123
   Other Revenue $6,875,011
TOTAL REVENUE $23,076,134
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,820,100
   Administrative Expenses $5,675,229
   Fundraising Expenses $1,601,747
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,097,076
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-10,020,942
   
Net Assets $263,107,205

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$460,534 1.39% Leslie Greene Bowman President

Mission

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation operates Monticello, the home of the Nation's third president and author of the American Declaration of Independence as a living memorial to Thomas Jefferson's life, interests, and ideals. Founded in 1923, the Foundation supports its dual mission of preservation and education. Its facilities now include the house and gardens; the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, home to the Jefferson Library; a museum shop; and the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants. The Monticello Visitors Center houses a permanent exhibition, a theater, a second museum shop, and the Foundation's Department of Education.

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Charity Contact Info

Thomas Jefferson Foundation
P.O. Box 316
Charlottesville, VA 22902
tel: (434) 984-9800
EIN: 54-0505959

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Board Leadership

Jon Meacham
Chairman

CEO

Leslie Greene Bowman
President