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American Battlefield Trust

Preserve. Educate. Inspire.

four stars

95.40

1156 15th Street, NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 367-1861   Web Site
EIN: 54-1426643

Board Leadership
Robert C. Daum
Chairman of the Board

CEO
David Duncan
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.40 four stars
  Financial 94.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Battlefield Trust (formerly known as the Civil War Trust) seeks to preserve our nation's hallowed battlegrounds and educate the public about what happened there and why it matters today. We permanently protect these battlefields for future generations as a lasting and tangible memorial to the brave soldiers who fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Through the generosity of our dedicated members, we have preserved more than 53,000 acres of significant battlefield land in 24 states. We also educate the next generation about the sacrifices made to secure the freedoms we enjoy today. History education is the foundation of good citizenship and is key to developing the leaders of tomorrow. Battlefields are outdoor classrooms, and we bring to life the history of America's turbulent first century through outstanding educator resources, our award-winning magazine, cutting-edge digital productions, and engaging social media.

The American Battlefield Trust (formerly known as the Civil War Trust) seeks to preserve our nation's hallowed battlegrounds and educate the public about what happened there and why it matters today. We permanently protect these battlefields for future generations as a lasting and tangible memorial to the brave soldiers who fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Through the generosity of our dedicated members, we have preserved more than 53,000 acres of significant battlefield land in 24 states. We also educate the next generation about the sacrifices made to secure the freedoms we enjoy today. History education is the foundation of good citizenship and is key to developing the leaders of tomorrow. Battlefields are outdoor classrooms, and we bring to life the history of America's turbulent first century through outstanding educator resources, our award-winning magazine, cutting-edge digital productions, and engaging social media.

Financial

four stars

94.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.12
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Battlefield Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Battlefield Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,712,082
   Federated Campaigns $123,018
   Membership Dues $3,567,161
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,051,231
Total Contributions $33,453,492
   Program Service Revenue $159,854
Total Primary Revenue $33,613,346
   Other Revenue $1,135
TOTAL REVENUE $33,614,481
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,693,343
   Administrative Expenses $907,750
   Fundraising Expenses $2,584,599
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,185,692
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,428,789
   
Net Assets $139,286,142

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$261,920 1.18% O. James Lighthizer President

Mission

The American Battlefield Trust (formerly known as the Civil War Trust) seeks to preserve our nation's hallowed battlegrounds and educate the public about what happened there and why it matters today. We permanently protect these battlefields for future generations as a lasting and tangible memorial to the brave soldiers who fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Through the generosity of our dedicated members, we have preserved more than 53,000 acres of significant battlefield land in 24 states. We also educate the next generation about the sacrifices made to secure the freedoms we enjoy today. History education is the foundation of good citizenship and is key to developing the leaders of tomorrow. Battlefields are outdoor classrooms, and we bring to life the history of America's turbulent first century through outstanding educator resources, our award-winning magazine, cutting-edge digital productions, and engaging social media.

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Charity Contact Info

American Battlefield Trust
1156 15th Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 367-1861
fax: (202) 367-1865
EIN: 54-1426643

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Board Leadership

Robert C. Daum
Chairman of the Board

CEO

David Duncan
President