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National Liberty Museum

A unique tribute to freedom in the heart of historic Philadelphia

three stars

87.22

321 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 925-2800   Web Site
EIN: 23-2788633

Board Leadership
Brian Effron
President

CEO
Gwen Borowsky
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.22 three stars
  Financial 81.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Liberty Museum brings liberty to life through stories of people whose character and courage have expanded liberty for all. The Museum's exhibits, educational experiences and public programs inspire visitors to think about liberty as an ongoing human quest we all share. Using stunning modern glass artwork and the stories of 2,000 heroes of liberty worldwide, our galleries seek to inspire visitors on an individual level. A resource for more than 2,000 children every month, the Museum's Education Department features interactive diversity and conflict resolution training. The Museum's collection includes over 150 original paintings, bronzes, and glass sculptures that explore our core themes.

The National Liberty Museum brings liberty to life through stories of people whose character and courage have expanded liberty for all. The Museum's exhibits, educational experiences and public programs inspire visitors to think about liberty as an ongoing human quest we all share. Using stunning modern glass artwork and the stories of 2,000 heroes of liberty worldwide, our galleries seek to inspire visitors on an individual level. A resource for more than 2,000 children every month, the Museum's Education Department features interactive diversity and conflict resolution training. The Museum's collection includes over 150 original paintings, bronzes, and glass sculptures that explore our core themes.

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Financial

three stars

81.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
72.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.26
  Program Expenses Growth -7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Liberty Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Liberty Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Liberty Museum (PA) 87.22 three stars
Museum of Arts & Sciences (FL) 89.39 three stars
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 90.43 four stars
Bruce Museum (CT) 91.41 four stars
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (PA) 86.59 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,108,632
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,236
   Fundraising Events $673,303
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,784,171
   Program Service Revenue $120,444
Total Primary Revenue $1,904,615
   Other Revenue $870,461
TOTAL REVENUE $2,775,076
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,910,818
   Administrative Expenses $679,936
   Fundraising Expenses $324,269
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,915,023
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-139,947
   
Net Assets $20,952,470

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
Young Heroes Outreach Program $193,203 10.1%
Educational Group Tours $157,151 8.2%
Community Awards Programs $84,299 4.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 87.22 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 89.81 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 83.94 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 84.26 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.75 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 83.84 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 86.85 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 77.70 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 75.10 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 72.10 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.07 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 79.14 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 85.40 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 80.12 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 76.13 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 81.01 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 84.84 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 90.52 four 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 23-2788633
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL LIBERTY MUSEUM
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, 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 September, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,290 4.40% Gwen Borowsky CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Liberty Museum (PA) 87.22 three stars
Hagley Museum and Library (DE) 94.36 four stars
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Museum of New Mexico Foundation (NM) 97.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 925-2800
EIN: 23-2788633

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Board Leadership

Brian Effron
President

CEO

Gwen Borowsky
Chief Executive Officer

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