Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

National World War II Museum

Experience the Victory

four stars

91.08

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 91.08 four stars
  Financial 87.75 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

87.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.82
  Program Expenses Growth 20.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National World War II Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National World War II Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $32,068,935
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,810,375
   Fundraising Events $1,510,372
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,022,482
Total Contributions $38,412,164
   Program Service Revenue $28,300,810
Total Primary Revenue $66,712,974
   Other Revenue $5,810,430
TOTAL REVENUE $72,523,404
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $40,913,564
   Administrative Expenses $4,246,275
   Fundraising Expenses $7,679,912
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $52,839,751
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $19,683,653
   
Net Assets $275,636,826

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$454,370 0.85% Stephen Watson President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$584,651 1.10% Gordon H. Nick Mueller Former President, CEO

Mission

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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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