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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

Preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Promoting national healing, and educating on the Vietnam War era

three stars

80.06

1235 South Clark Street Suite 910
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (202) 393-0090   Web Site
EIN: 52-1149668

Board Leadership
John C. Dibble
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Jim Knotts
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.06 three stars
  Financial 72.09 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As the founders of The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund works to preserve the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to promote healing and to educate about the impact of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was initially conceived with one overriding purpose -- to bring long overdue honor and recognition to the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in Vietnam. Today, the Memorial has transcended its role as a national symbol of reconciliation and stands as a living history lesson. The Memorial is unique in its ability to inspire exploration and reflection about this critical time in our nation's past, with a wiser eye toward the future. More than 400,000 items have been left at The Wall by visitors since its dedication in 1982.

As the founders of The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund works to preserve the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to promote healing and to educate about the impact of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was initially conceived with one overriding purpose -- to bring long overdue honor and recognition to the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in Vietnam. Today, the Memorial has transcended its role as a national symbol of reconciliation and stands as a living history lesson. The Memorial is unique in its ability to inspire exploration and reflection about this critical time in our nation's past, with a wiser eye toward the future. More than 400,000 items have been left at The Wall by visitors since its dedication in 1982.

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Financial

two stars

72.09

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
70.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.43
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VA) 80.06 three stars
Dayton History (OH) 91.62 four stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 90.15 four stars
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MA) 90.85 four stars
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 95.11 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,257,249
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $89,316
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,346,565
   Program Service Revenue $293,000
Total Primary Revenue $6,639,565
   Other Revenue $2,073,147
TOTAL REVENUE $8,712,712
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,666,556
   Administrative Expenses $527,320
   Fundraising Expenses $1,479,419
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,673,295
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,039,417
   
Net Assets $10,960,280

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
Public Outreach $3,810,796 67.3%
Traveling Memorial, "The Wall that Heals" $655,006 11.6%
Ceremonies at the Memorial and Elsewhere $414,162 7.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 10/01/2019 80.06 three stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 87.20 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 74.96 two stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 69.81 one star
2013-12 06/01/2016 69.30 one star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 73.95 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 77.16 two stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 76.99 two stars
2010-12 10/01/2011 90.99 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.05 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 78.86 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 77.91 two stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 59.41 one star
2006-12 12/15/2007 70.29 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 58.02 one star
2004-12 02/01/2006 70.07 two stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 62.25 one star
2002-12 01/01/2004 64.53 one star
2001-12 10/15/2002 76.57 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 52-1149668
Name in IRS Master File VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL FUND INC
NTEE Code A85
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (915) Erection or maintenance of public building or works
(63) Monument
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 May, 1979
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, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$275,862 3.59% Jim Knotts President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VA) 80.06 three stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.37 three stars
Greenwich Historical Society (CT) 92.13 four stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 88.58 three stars
Dayton History (OH) 91.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
1235 South Clark Street
Suite 910
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (202) 393-0090
fax: (202) 393-0029
EIN: 52-1149668

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Board Leadership

John C. Dibble
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Jim Knotts
President, CEO

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