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

Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

Restoring and preserving the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

four stars

92.24

17 Battery Place Suite 210
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 561-4588   Web Site
EIN: 13-3118415

Board Leadership
Albert C. Bellas
Chairman

CEO
Stephen Briganti
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.24 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1982, the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation was founded when President Ronald Reagan asked Lee Iacocca, then Chairman of Chrysler Corporation, to head a private sector effort to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Foundation first tackled the restoration of the Statue of Liberty. The Foundation then turned its attention to the restoration of Ellis Island--the largest historical restoration in the history of the United States. Ellis Island, our most potent symbol of the American immigrant experience, had become sadly deteriorated. When the Island opened in 1990 it unveiled the world-class Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where many rooms appeared as they had during the height of immigrant processing.

In 1982, the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation was founded when President Ronald Reagan asked Lee Iacocca, then Chairman of Chrysler Corporation, to head a private sector effort to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Foundation first tackled the restoration of the Statue of Liberty. The Foundation then turned its attention to the restoration of Ellis Island--the largest historical restoration in the history of the United States. Ellis Island, our most potent symbol of the American immigrant experience, had become sadly deteriorated. When the Island opened in 1990 it unveiled the world-class Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where many rooms appeared as they had during the height of immigrant processing.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.02
  Program Expenses Growth 26.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (NY) 92.24 four stars
Historic Columbia (SC) 88.05 three stars
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (CO) 86.52 three stars
American Battlefield Trust (DC) 96.94 four stars
Thomas Jefferson Foundation (VA) 91.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $33,905,759
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $33,905,759
   Program Service Revenue $15,027,422
Total Primary Revenue $48,933,181
   Other Revenue $1,864,306
TOTAL REVENUE $50,797,487
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,009,315
   Administrative Expenses $1,330,865
   Fundraising Expenses $1,477,600
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,817,780
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $31,979,707
   
Net Assets $85,916,646

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
Audio Tour $7,554,743 47.2%
The American Family Immigration History Center $1,941,838 12.1%
Statue of Liberty Museum $5,762,703 36.0%

Ratings History
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 07/01/2018 92.24 four stars
2016-03 07/01/2017 93.32 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 93.32 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 12/22/2015 91.77 four stars
2014-03 07/01/2015 90.46 four stars
2013-03 05/01/2014 91.20 four stars
2012-03 06/01/2013 82.71 three stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 89.83 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 81.23 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 02/01/2011 69.15 one star
2008-03 06/01/2009 81.22 three stars
2007-03 07/01/2008 73.29 two stars
2006-03 12/15/2006 60.41 one star
2005-03 01/01/2006 76.37 two stars
2004-03 03/01/2005 88.39 three stars
2003-03 01/01/2004 77.57 two stars
2002-03 02/05/2003 80.49 three stars
2001-03 10/15/2002 77.81 two 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 13-3118415
Name in IRS Master File STATUE OF LIBERTY ELLIS ISLAND FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
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 September, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$356,225 1.89% Stephen A. Briganti President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (NY) 92.24 four stars
Thomas Jefferson Foundation (VA) 91.32 four stars
Historic Columbia (SC) 88.05 three stars
Blithewold (RI) 89.34 three stars
Fort Ticonderoga Association (NY) 93.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation
17 Battery Place
Suite 210
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 561-4588
EIN: 13-3118415

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Board Leadership

Albert C. Bellas
Chairman

CEO

Stephen Briganti
President, CEO

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