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Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Preserving and restoring Thomas Jefferson's retreat

three stars

82.16

P.O. Box 419 Forest, VA 24551
tel: (434) 525-1806   Web Site
EIN: 54-1258296

Board Leadership
J. Frederick Armstrong
Chairman

CEO
Alyson M. Ramsey
Interim President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.16 three stars
  Financial 77.31 two 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 Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest was formed in December 1983 by a group of individuals to lead the rescue of Jefferson's endangered retreat for the cultural and educational benefit of the public - now and for future generations. In January 1984 the Corporation succeeded in taking title to a 50-acre parcel of land which was all that remained with the original buildings at the heart of Jefferson's original plantation. The ongoing land rescue, archaeological exploration, and restoration is made possible entirely through donations to The Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest. Our mission is to preserve and restore Thomas Jefferson's retreat so that it can serve the public as an innovative educational catalyst inspiring insight into the past, present, and future.

The Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest was formed in December 1983 by a group of individuals to lead the rescue of Jefferson's endangered retreat for the cultural and educational benefit of the public - now and for future generations. In January 1984 the Corporation succeeded in taking title to a 50-acre parcel of land which was all that remained with the original buildings at the heart of Jefferson's original plantation. The ongoing land rescue, archaeological exploration, and restoration is made possible entirely through donations to The Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest. Our mission is to preserve and restore Thomas Jefferson's retreat so that it can serve the public as an innovative educational catalyst inspiring insight into the past, present, and future.

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Financial

two stars

77.31

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)
72.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.16
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,116,633
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $26,891
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $50,000
Total Contributions $1,193,524
   Program Service Revenue $282,120
Total Primary Revenue $1,475,644
   Other Revenue $210,907
TOTAL REVENUE $1,686,551
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,532,605
   Administrative Expenses $308,846
   Fundraising Expenses $263,430
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,104,881
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-418,330
   
Net Assets $15,199,789

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,991 6.50% Jeffrey L. Nichols President and CEO

Mission

The Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest was formed in December 1983 by a group of individuals to lead the rescue of Jefferson's endangered retreat for the cultural and educational benefit of the public - now and for future generations. In January 1984 the Corporation succeeded in taking title to a 50-acre parcel of land which was all that remained with the original buildings at the heart of Jefferson's original plantation. The ongoing land rescue, archaeological exploration, and restoration is made possible entirely through donations to The Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest. Our mission is to preserve and restore Thomas Jefferson's retreat so that it can serve the public as an innovative educational catalyst inspiring insight into the past, present, and future.

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Charity Contact Info

Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest
P.O. Box 419
Forest, VA 24551
tel: (434) 525-1806
fax: (434) 525-7252
EIN: 54-1258296

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Board Leadership

J. Frederick Armstrong
Chairman

CEO

Alyson M. Ramsey
Interim President, CEO