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Daughters of the American Revolution

Dedicated to patriotism, historic preservation, and education

77.83

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 77.83
  Financial 74.34
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

74.34

Accountability & Transparency

82.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
62.1%
  Administrative Expenses 26.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.85
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Daughters of the American Revolution (DC) 77.83
French Heritage Society (NY) 91.39
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MA) 89.33
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 91.24
Atlanta History Center (GA) 91.37

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,631,996
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,631,996
   Program Service Revenue $11,735,339
Total Primary Revenue $20,367,335
   Other Revenue $6,014,860
TOTAL REVENUE $26,382,195
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,473,856
   Administrative Expenses $5,009,263
   Fundraising Expenses $2,051,427
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,534,546
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,847,649
   
Net Assets $180,766,146

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 $4,877,516 39.1%
Education $3,572,458 28.6%
Historic Preservation $3,428,958 27.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 77.83
2018-12 05/01/2020 74.87
2017-12 02/01/2019 75.61
2016-12 05/01/2018 77.09
2015-12 12/01/2016 77.03
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.23
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 74.65
2013-12 12/01/2014 80.94
2012-02 03/01/2013 76.03
2011-02 05/01/2012 79.01
2010-02 09/20/2011 76.48
 
CN 1.0
2010-02 06/01/2011 66.87
2009-02 11/24/2010 67.05
2008-02 07/01/2009 61.48
2007-02 05/01/2008 63.49
2006-02 02/01/2007 74.02
2005-02 01/01/2006 80.55
2004-02 04/01/2005 83.68

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
$30,000 0.15% Denise Doring VanBuren President General
Other Salaries of Note
$156,643 0.80% Stephen Nordholt Administrator
$125,571 0.64% Sandra Pollack Development Director
$120,490 0.61% Victor Kunze Director of Information Systems
$118,729 0.60% David Coppedge Building Superintendent
$12,000 0.06% Ann T. Dillon Former President General

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Daughters of the American Revolution (DC) 77.83
Atlanta History Center (GA) 91.37
French Heritage Society (NY) 91.39
The Explorers Club (NY) 88.52
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 87.03

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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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