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Daughters of the American Revolution

Dedicated to patriotism, historic preservation, and education

two stars

74.87

1776 D Street, NW Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 628-1776   Web Site
EIN: 53-0205923

Board Leadership
Denise Doring VanBuren
President General

CEO
Denise Doring VanBuren
President General

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.87 two stars
  Financial 67.34 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. DAR members volunteer more than 60,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background - who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution - is eligible for membership.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. DAR members volunteer more than 60,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background - who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution - is eligible for membership.

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Financial

one star

67.34

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
61.5%
  Administrative Expenses 27.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.78
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Daughters of the American Revolution on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Daughters of the American Revolution on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Daughters of the American Revolution (DC) 74.87 two stars
Humanities Texas (TX) 89.24 three stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 88.82 three stars
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 90.68 four stars
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 90.14 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,581,640
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,581,640
   Program Service Revenue $10,976,759
Total Primary Revenue $21,558,399
   Other Revenue $6,337,078
TOTAL REVENUE $27,895,477
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,145,582
   Administrative Expenses $4,693,506
   Fundraising Expenses $1,813,524
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,652,612
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,242,865
   
Net Assets $148,076,250

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
Genealogy and Research $3,950,563 38.9%
Education $3,246,709 32.0%
Historic Preservation $2,388,361 23.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 74.87 two stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 75.61 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 77.09 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 77.03 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.23 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 74.65 two stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 80.94 three stars
2012-02 03/01/2013 76.03 two stars
2011-02 05/01/2012 79.01 two stars
2010-02 09/20/2011 76.48 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-02 06/01/2011 66.87 one star
2009-02 11/24/2010 67.05 one star
2008-02 07/01/2009 61.48 one star
2007-02 05/01/2008 63.49 one star
2006-02 02/01/2007 74.02 two stars
2005-02 01/01/2006 80.55 three stars
2004-02 04/01/2005 83.68 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 53-0205923
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(61) Library
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Ruling Date July, 1949
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$24,000 0.14% Ann T. Dillon President General
Other Salaries of Note
$142,824 0.85% Stephen W Nordholt HQ Administrator
$135,135 0.81% Susan Kinnecome Controller
$129,819 0.77% Leanne Vigliano Director of Human Resources
$120,950 0.72% Sandra Pollack Development Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Daughters of the American Revolution (DC) 74.87 two stars
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) 96.55 four stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 90.15 four stars
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 91.24 four stars
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 95.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 628-1776
EIN: 53-0205923

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Board Leadership

Denise Doring VanBuren
President General

CEO

Denise Doring VanBuren
President General

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