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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

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

85.92

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

Board Leadership
Alan Buckelew
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Jim Knotts
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.92
  Financial 80.50
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

80.50

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.24
  Program Expenses Growth 25.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VA) 85.92
Atlanta History Center (GA) 91.37
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 88.40
The Filson Historical Society (KY) 89.15
Maryland Center for History and Culture (MD) 87.74

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,087,226
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,087,226
   Program Service Revenue $307,500
Total Primary Revenue $6,394,726
   Other Revenue $5,290,359
TOTAL REVENUE $11,685,085
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,567,826
   Administrative Expenses $409,793
   Fundraising Expenses $1,455,919
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,433,538
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $251,547
   
Net Assets $11,176,894

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 $7,920,249 82.8%
Traveling Memorial, "The Wall that Heals" $706,550 7.4%
Ceremonies and Events $220,243 2.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/23/2020 85.92
2018-09 10/01/2019 80.06
2017-09 09/01/2018 87.20
2016-09 12/01/2017 74.96
2015-09 10/01/2016 69.81
2013-12 06/01/2016 69.30
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 73.95
2012-12 11/01/2013 77.16
2011-12 12/20/2012 76.99
2010-12 10/01/2011 90.99
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.05
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 78.86
2008-12 05/01/2010 77.91
2007-12 12/17/2008 59.41
2006-12 12/15/2007 70.29
2005-12 03/01/2007 58.02
2004-12 02/01/2006 70.07
2003-12 01/05/2005 62.25
2002-12 01/01/2004 64.53
2001-12 10/15/2002 76.57

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)
(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
$224,950 1.96% Jim Knotts President, CEO

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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) 330-0960
EIN: 52-1149668

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Board Leadership

Alan Buckelew
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Jim Knotts
President, CEO

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