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National World War II Museum

Experience the Victory

90.44

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

Board Leadership
John E. Koerner III
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Stephen Watson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.44
  Financial 90.92
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

90.92

Accountability & Transparency

90.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.37
  Program Expenses Growth 22.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.3%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National World War II Museum (LA) 90.44
California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CA) 92.74
Missouri History Museum (MO) 95.89
Museum of the City of New York (NY) 90.22
Maine Maritime Museum (ME) 88.39

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $42,572,051
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,702,186
   Fundraising Events $1,436,413
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,061,868
Total Contributions $53,772,518
   Program Service Revenue $44,224,396
Total Primary Revenue $97,996,914
   Other Revenue $6,632,898
TOTAL REVENUE $104,629,812
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $51,100,365
   Administrative Expenses $5,431,937
   Fundraising Expenses $6,983,949
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $63,516,251
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $41,113,561
   
Net Assets $305,155,611

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 $52,275,239 97.0%
Expansion of the National D-Day Museum $1,617,478 3.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 90.44
2018-06 02/01/2020 91.08
2017-06 08/01/2018 90.38
2016-06 10/01/2017 90.15
2015-06 08/01/2016 88.01
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.30
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 84.49
2013-06 06/01/2014 86.11
2012-06 05/01/2013 88.40
2011-06 08/01/2012 91.27
2010-06 07/01/2012 90.92
2010-06 04/01/2012 89.18
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.44
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 89.07
2009-06 06/01/2010 91.59
2008-06 08/01/2009 84.38
2007-06 06/01/2008 79.65
2006-06 05/01/2007 84.03
2005-06 06/01/2006 92.81
2004-06 05/01/2005 52.50

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$506,369 0.79% Stephen J. Watson President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$376,167 0.59% Gordon H. Nick Mueller Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National World War II Museum (LA) 90.44
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 90.10
Longyear Museum (MA) 89.94
California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CA) 92.74
Historic New England (MA) 90.71

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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

John E. Koerner III
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Stephen Watson
President & CEO

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