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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Knowledge in the public service

three stars

88.17

One Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 691-4000   Web Site
EIN: 52-1067541

Board Leadership
Scott Walker
Chair

CEO
Jane Harman
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.17 three stars
  Financial 87.41 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. The Center establishes and maintains a lively, neutral forum for free and informed dialogue. The mission of the Center is to commemorate the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson by: providing a link between the world of ideas and the world of policy; and fostering research, study, discussion, and collaboration among a full spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. The Center establishes and maintains a lively, neutral forum for free and informed dialogue. The mission of the Center is to commemorate the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson by: providing a link between the world of ideas and the world of policy; and fostering research, study, discussion, and collaboration among a full spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs.

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Financial

three stars

87.41

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
67.2%
  Administrative Expenses 27.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.98
  Program Expenses Growth 19.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (DC) 88.17 three stars
MassINC (MA) 87.72 three stars
National Consumers League (DC) 86.24 three stars
Partnership for Public Service (DC) 90.15 four stars
Michigan League for Public Policy (MI) 91.59 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,554,414
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,579,333
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $11,487,482
Total Contributions $24,621,229
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $24,621,229
   Other Revenue $919,228
TOTAL REVENUE $25,540,457
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,560,942
   Administrative Expenses $5,919,541
   Fundraising Expenses $1,062,175
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $24,542,658
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $997,799
   
Net Assets $88,651,603

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
Kennan Institute $2,184,023 12.4%
Mexico Institute $1,587,184 9.0%
Science and Technology Innovation Program $822,010 4.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 88.17 three stars
2017-09 03/01/2019 90.34 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 84.29 three stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 84.01 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 84.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 78.20 two stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 76.70 two stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 80.65 three stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 76.20 two stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 75.41 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 81.83 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 77.28 two stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 89.84 three stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 87.18 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2008 96.97 four stars
2005-09 12/15/2006 82.78 three stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 76.87 two stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 88.70 three stars
2002-09 03/01/2004 88.97 three stars
2001-09 04/15/2003 86.15 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 52-1067541
Name in IRS Master File WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS
NTEE Code V35
NTEE Classification International Studies
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
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 January, 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
$413,986 1.68% Jane Harman President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (DC) 88.17 three stars
Freedom Foundation (WA) 87.01 three stars
Independence Institute (CO) 91.27 four stars
Tobin Project (MA) 87.60 three stars
North Carolina Justice Center (NC) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (202) 691-4000
fax: (202) 691-4173
EIN: 52-1067541

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Board Leadership

Scott Walker
Chair

CEO

Jane Harman
President, CEO

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