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National World War II Museum

Experience the Victory

four stars

90.38

945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130
tel: (504) 528-1944   Web Site
EIN: 72-1200790

Board Leadership
C. Paul Hilliard
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Stephen Watson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.38 four stars
  Financial 87.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National World War II Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as the country's official museum of the Second World War, it celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women fought on the battlefront and the Home Front. The Museum has begun a $300 million expansion that, when complete, will create a six-acre campus of exhibition pavilions, the 4-D Victory Theater, Stage Door Canteen and a research and conference center in downtown New Orleans.

The National World War II Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as the country's official museum of the Second World War, it celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women fought on the battlefront and the Home Front. The Museum has begun a $300 million expansion that, when complete, will create a six-acre campus of exhibition pavilions, the 4-D Victory Theater, Stage Door Canteen and a research and conference center in downtown New Orleans.

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Financial

three stars

87.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.35
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National World War II Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
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All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National World War II Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National World War II Museum (LA) 90.38 four stars
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (VA) 87.55 three stars
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (VA) 96.74 four stars
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 85.51 three stars
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 93.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $48,119,822
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,730,833
   Fundraising Events $1,040,871
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,118,825
Total Contributions $55,010,351
   Program Service Revenue $15,700,779
Total Primary Revenue $70,711,130
   Other Revenue $4,912,140
TOTAL REVENUE $75,623,270
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $31,230,658
   Administrative Expenses $3,288,355
   Fundraising Expenses $7,493,651
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $42,012,664
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $33,610,606
   
Net Assets $256,523,061

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
WWII History Education and Preservation $32,923,413 96.7%
Expansion of the National D-Day Museum $1,108,584 3.3%

Ratings History
National World War II Museum has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 90.38 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 90.15 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 88.01 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.30 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 84.49 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 86.11 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 88.40 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 91.27 four stars
2010-06 07/01/2012 90.92 four stars
2010-06 04/01/2012 89.18 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.44 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 89.07 three stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 91.59 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 84.38 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 79.65 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 84.03 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 92.81 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 52.50 zero star
2003-06 02/01/2005 66.47 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 72-1200790
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
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 October, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$550,578 1.31% Gordon H. Nick Mueller President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National World War II Museum (LA) 90.38 four stars
Maine Maritime Museum (ME) 93.87 four stars
George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association (VA) 91.44 four stars
The Valentine Richmond History Center (VA) 88.94 three stars
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 93.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National World War II Museum
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
tel: (504) 528-1944
fax: (504) 527-6088
EIN: 72-1200790

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Board Leadership

C. Paul Hilliard
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Stephen Watson
President & CEO

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