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National Constitution Center

Increasing public understanding of and appreciation for the United States Constitution

three stars

87.10

525 Arch Street Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 409-6767   Web Site
EIN: 23-2434447

Board Leadership
Doug DeVos
Chairman

CEO
Jeffrey Rosen
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.10 three stars
  Financial 85.46 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

85.46

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.58
  Program Expenses Growth -7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Constitution Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Constitution Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Constitution Center (PA) 87.10 three stars
Museum of Flight (WA) 91.67 four stars
The Cable Center (CO) 85.05 three stars
Air Force Museum Foundation (OH) 94.69 four stars
Petersen Automotive Museum (CA) 88.58 three stars

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The National Constitution Center (NCC) was created by the Constitution Heritage Act in 1988. An independent, nonpartisan organization, NCC is dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance so that we the people may better secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. This is achieved through an interactive, interpretive facility within Independence National Historical Park and a program of national outreach. The NCC is both a museum that attracted one million visitors in its first 15 months of operation and an engine of civic and constitutional education for children and adults.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,210,572
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $299,288
   Fundraising Events $450,800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $111,719
Total Contributions $8,072,379
   Program Service Revenue $2,730,912
Total Primary Revenue $10,803,291
   Other Revenue $2,649,210
TOTAL REVENUE $13,452,501
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,088,562
   Administrative Expenses $3,398,661
   Fundraising Expenses $901,286
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,388,509
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,936,008
   
Net Assets $142,969,446

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
Museum Operations $10,707,071 76.0%
Town Hall Programs $1,957,112 13.9%
Educational Resources $1,424,379 10.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 10/01/2016 87.10 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.95 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 88.41 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 78.26 two stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 89.44 three stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 86.41 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 81.14 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 80.58 three stars
2008-09 02/01/2010 89.80 three stars
2007-09 03/01/2009 88.15 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 77.95 two stars
2005-09 11/01/2006 77.18 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 77.46 two stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 92.60 four stars
2002-09 05/01/2004 91.36 four stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 85.98 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 23-2434447
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER
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 (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 March, 1987
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, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$504,548 2.74% Jeffrey Rosen President, CEO

The National Constitution Center (NCC) was created by the Constitution Heritage Act in 1988. An independent, nonpartisan organization, NCC is dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance so that we the people may better secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. This is achieved through an interactive, interpretive facility within Independence National Historical Park and a program of national outreach. The NCC is both a museum that attracted one million visitors in its first 15 months of operation and an engine of civic and constitutional education for children and adults.

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National Constitution Center (PA) 87.10 three stars
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Intrepid Museum Foundation (NY) 87.62 three stars
Museum of the Moving Image (NY) 88.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 409-6767
EIN: 23-2434447

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Board Leadership

Doug DeVos
Chairman

CEO

Jeffrey Rosen
President and CEO

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