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United States Golf Association

For the good of the game

three stars

89.39

77 Liberty Corner Road P.O. Box 870
Liberty Corner, NJ 07938
tel: (908) 234-2300   Web Site
EIN: 13-1427105

Board Leadership
Mark E. Newell
President

CEO
Mike Davis
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.69
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.1%
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) 89.39 three stars
The LPGA Foundation (FL) 86.16 three stars
Achilles International (NY) 89.02 three stars
USTA Foundation (NY) 96.66 four stars
US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (NY) 94.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,760,091
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $8,269,615
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $25,029,706
   Program Service Revenue $168,268,202
Total Primary Revenue $193,297,908
   Other Revenue $29,632,159
TOTAL REVENUE $222,930,067
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $170,363,410
   Administrative Expenses $38,629,772
   Fundraising Expenses $13,502,946
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $222,496,128
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $433,939
   
Net Assets $345,939,496

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 $110,575,459 64.9%
Golf Handicap and Information Network $19,402,977 11.4%
Golf Course Consulting $8,538,389 5.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2002-11 09/01/2003 89.42 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
$1,163,785 0.52% Michael Davis CEO

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United States Golf Association (NJ) 89.39 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

United States Golf Association
77 Liberty Corner Road
P.O. Box 870
Liberty Corner, NJ 07938
tel: (908) 234-2300
EIN: 13-1427105

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Board Leadership

Mark E. Newell
President

CEO

Mike Davis
Executive Director

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