Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

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.
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 $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

Charts

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