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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

National Constitution Center

Increasing public understanding of and appreciation for the United States Constitution

86.80

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 86.80
  Financial 84.25
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

84.25

Accountability & Transparency

90.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 20.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.35
  Program Expenses Growth -5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Constitution Center (PA) 86.80
Petersen Automotive Museum (CA) 86.20
Berkshire Museum (MA) 89.12
Lone Star Flight Museum (TX) 87.25
Peabody Essex Museum (MA) 91.41

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,232,688
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $734,626
Total Contributions $13,967,314
   Program Service Revenue $1,964,094
Total Primary Revenue $15,931,408
   Other Revenue $2,556,097
TOTAL REVENUE $18,487,505
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,295,782
   Administrative Expenses $3,375,180
   Fundraising Expenses $689,653
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,360,615
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,126,890
   
Net Assets $149,775,854

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
Center Operations and Remote Learning $8,386,315 68.2%
Civic Education $2,063,627 16.8%
Town Hall Programs $1,845,840 15.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-09 11/01/2021 86.80
2019-09 11/01/2020 85.13
2018-09 06/01/2019 85.22
2017-09 07/01/2018 85.69
2016-09 11/01/2017 88.92
2015-09 10/01/2016 87.10
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.95
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 88.41
2013-09 10/01/2014 78.26
2012-09 08/01/2013 89.44
2011-09 06/01/2012 86.41
2010-09 09/20/2011 81.14
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 80.58
2008-09 02/01/2010 89.80
2007-09 03/01/2009 88.15
2006-09 07/01/2007 77.95
2005-09 11/01/2006 77.18
2004-09 07/01/2005 77.46
2003-09 10/01/2004 92.60
2002-09 05/01/2004 91.36

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$952,692 5.82% Jeffrey Rosen President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Constitution Center (PA) 86.80
Peabody Essex Museum (MA) 91.41
Northern Clay Center (MN) 90.75
Muhammad Ali Center (KY) 88.05
Petersen Automotive Museum (CA) 86.20

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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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