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United States Golf Association

For the good of the game

four stars

92.88

77 Liberty Corner Road Liberty Corner, NJ 07938
tel: (908) 234-2300   Web Site
EIN: 13-1427105

Board Leadership
J. Stuart Francis
President

CEO
Mike Davis
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.88 four stars
  Financial 89.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The USGA is a nonprofit organization that celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf's premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment, handicapping and amateur status rules. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association's Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world's most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.

The USGA is a nonprofit organization that celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf's premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment, handicapping and amateur status rules. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association's Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world's most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.

Financial

three stars

89.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.85
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United States Golf Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United States Golf Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United States Golf Association (NJ) 92.88 four stars
Higher Ground (ID) 92.38 four stars
United States Olympic Committee (CO) 92.68 four stars
Outdoors for All Foundation (WA) 87.85 three stars
Adaptive Sports Foundation (NY) 88.70 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,171,493
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $10,976,792
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $29,148,285
   Program Service Revenue $177,810,407
Total Primary Revenue $206,958,692
   Other Revenue $24,031,183
TOTAL REVENUE $230,989,875
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $181,568,580
   Administrative Expenses $16,685,316
   Fundraising Expenses $1,458,531
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $199,712,427
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $31,277,448
   
Net Assets $385,230,116

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
USGA Championships $107,283,533 59.1%
Golfer Engagement, GHIN, Members, and Regional Affairs $47,046,530 25.9%
Governance Rules, Handicapping, Equipment Standards $13,252,826 7.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/23/2020 92.88 four stars
2018-11 04/01/2020 89.39 three stars
2018-11 03/01/2020 88.29 three stars
2017-11 04/01/2019 87.52 three stars
2016-11 11/01/2018 89.92 three stars
2016-11 03/01/2018 89.75 three stars
2015-11 10/01/2016 90.44 four stars
2014-11 06/01/2016 90.58 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-11 11/01/2015 89.92 three stars
2013-11 12/01/2014 90.40 four stars
2012-11 10/01/2013 84.73 three stars
2011-11 06/01/2012 79.23 two stars
2010-11 09/20/2011 79.13 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-11 10/01/2010 80.87 three stars
2008-11 11/01/2009 96.62 four stars
2007-11 04/01/2009 91.21 four stars
2006-11 05/01/2008 94.35 four stars
2005-11 09/01/2006 79.67 two stars
2004-11 08/01/2005 79.52 two stars
2003-11 09/01/2004 86.83 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 13-1427105
Name in IRS Master File UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code N6A
NTEE Classification Golf
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • November, 2018
  • November, 2017
  • November, 2016
  • November, 2015
  • November, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,129,358 0.56% Michael Davis CEO

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Charity Contact Info

United States Golf Association
77 Liberty Corner Road
Liberty Corner, NJ 07938
tel: (908) 234-2300
EIN: 13-1427105

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 870
Liberty Corner, NJ 07938

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Board Leadership

J. Stuart Francis
President

CEO

Mike Davis
Executive Director

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