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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A living memorial to the Holocaust

three stars

88.88

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW Washington, DC 20024
tel: (866) 998-7466   Web Site
EIN: 52-1309391

Board Leadership
Howard M. Lorber
Chairman

CEO
Sara J. Bloomfield
Museum Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.88 three stars
  Financial 84.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as a memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. Chartered by a unanimous Act of Congress in 1980 and located adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, DC, the USHMM strives to broaden public understanding of the history of the Holocaust through multifaceted programs: exhibitions; research and publication; collecting and preserving material evidence, art and artifacts related to the Holocaust; annual Holocaust commemorations known as Days of Remembrance; distribution of education materials and teacher resources; and a variety of public programming designed to enhance understanding of the Holocaust and related issues, including those of contemporary significance.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as a memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. Chartered by a unanimous Act of Congress in 1980 and located adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, DC, the USHMM strives to broaden public understanding of the history of the Holocaust through multifaceted programs: exhibitions; research and publication; collecting and preserving material evidence, art and artifacts related to the Holocaust; annual Holocaust commemorations known as Days of Remembrance; distribution of education materials and teacher resources; and a variety of public programming designed to enhance understanding of the Holocaust and related issues, including those of contemporary significance.

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Financial

three stars

84.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
69.4%
  Administrative Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.51
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (DC) 88.88 three stars
Florida Holocaust Museum (FL) 88.11 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $73,875,731
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $11,041,936
   Fundraising Events $8,259,241
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $52,377,634
Total Contributions $145,554,542
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $145,554,542
   Other Revenue $13,365,573
TOTAL REVENUE $158,920,115
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $80,341,950
   Administrative Expenses $18,786,474
   Fundraising Expenses $15,498,254
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $114,626,678
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $44,293,437
   
Net Assets $565,542,389

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/01/2018 88.88 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 86.38 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 83.38 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 82.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 80.85 three stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 90.34 four stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 88.23 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 88.07 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 88.37 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 87.58 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 80.05 three stars
2008-09 12/15/2009 86.57 three stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 83.06 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 82.38 three stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 83.25 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 76.27 two stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 72.04 two stars
2002-09 09/01/2003 68.57 one star
2001-09 10/15/2002 69.28 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1309391
Name in IRS Master File UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (904) Government instrumentality or agency (see also 254)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 June, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$520,896 0.45% Sara J. Bloomfield Museum Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (DC) 88.88 three stars
Florida Holocaust Museum (FL) 88.11 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024
tel: (866) 998-7466
TTY: (202) 488-0406
EIN: 52-1309391

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Board Leadership

Howard M. Lorber
Chairman

CEO

Sara J. Bloomfield
Museum Director

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