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

World Monuments Fund

Saving the world's most treasured places

three stars

85.36

350 5th Avenue Suite 2412
New York, NY 10118
tel: (646) 424-9594   Web Site
EIN: 13-2571900

Board Leadership
Lorna B. Goodman
Chairman

CEO
Bénédicte de Montlaur
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.36 three stars
  Financial 79.52 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The World Monuments Fund (WMF) is the leading private organization dedicated to saving the world's most treasured places. For over 40 years, working in more than 90 countries, our highly skilled experts have applied proven and effective techniques to preserve important architectural and cultural heritage sites around the globe. Through partnerships with local communities, funders, and governments, we inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations. Headquartered in New York, WMF has offices and affiliates worldwide. Nearly 90% of the revenue raised by the World Monuments Fund goes directly toward preservation projects, fieldwork, advocacy, and educational programs. Every two years, WMF issues the World Monuments Watch list of 100 Most Endangered Sites, a global call to action on behalf of sites in need of immediate intervention.

The World Monuments Fund (WMF) is the leading private organization dedicated to saving the world's most treasured places. For over 40 years, working in more than 90 countries, our highly skilled experts have applied proven and effective techniques to preserve important architectural and cultural heritage sites around the globe. Through partnerships with local communities, funders, and governments, we inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations. Headquartered in New York, WMF has offices and affiliates worldwide. Nearly 90% of the revenue raised by the World Monuments Fund goes directly toward preservation projects, fieldwork, advocacy, and educational programs. Every two years, WMF issues the World Monuments Watch list of 100 Most Endangered Sites, a global call to action on behalf of sites in need of immediate intervention.

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Financial

two stars

79.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.45
  Program Expenses Growth -12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Monuments Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Monuments Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Monuments Fund (NY) 85.36 three stars
American Battlefield Trust (DC) 94.17 four stars
Historic Columbia (SC) 91.45 four stars
Maymont Foundation (VA) 86.93 three stars
Preservation Virginia (VA) 88.08 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,870,024
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,208,423
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,615,000
Total Contributions $8,693,447
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,693,447
   Other Revenue $1,148,625
TOTAL REVENUE $9,842,072
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,187,102
   Administrative Expenses $1,613,200
   Fundraising Expenses $1,737,182
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,537,484
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,695,412
   
Net Assets $46,490,574

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
2018-06 11/01/2019 85.36 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 85.92 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 88.50 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 89.04 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 88.88 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 88.88 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.78 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.10 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 86.93 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 90.06 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 95.20 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 89.14 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 86.11 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 78.78 two stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 85.82 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 88.52 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 89.74 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 96.14 four stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 92.63 four stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 96.53 four 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 13-2571900
Name in IRS Master File WORLD MONUMENTS FUND INC
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$335,770 2.91% Joshua David President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Monuments Fund (NY) 85.36 three stars
Historic Columbia (SC) 91.45 four stars
Preservation Virginia (VA) 88.08 three stars
The Royal Oak Foundation (NY) 92.23 four stars
Archaeological Conservancy (NM) 89.88 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Monuments Fund
350 5th Avenue
Suite 2412
New York, NY 10118
tel: (646) 424-9594
fax: (646) 424-9593
EIN: 13-2571900

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Board Leadership

Lorna B. Goodman
Chairman

CEO

Bénédicte de Montlaur
Chief Executive Officer

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