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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Promoting awareness of Virginia's role in the creation of the United States of America

81.71

P.O. Box 1607 Williamsburg, VA 23187
tel: (888) 593-4682   Web Site
EIN: 31-1618642

Board Leadership
Kenneth Plum
President

CEO
Christy S. Coleman
Executive Director

 
 

On November 8, 2018, ABC 8News reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in an article titled, "Ex-interpreter sues historical sites claiming discrimination." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the ABC 8News article.

  • On October 15, 2019, The Virginia Gazette published an article titled, "Court docs: race and religious discrimination lawsuit headed back to settlement talks." For more information, please see The Virginia Gazette article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.71
  Financial 77.09
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is to educate and promote understanding and awareness of Virginia's role in the creation of the United States of America. The Foundation, accredited by the American Association of Museums, is an educational institution of the Commonwealth of Virginia and administers two living-history museums. Jamestown Settlement interprets the cultures of 17th-century colonial Jamestown, America's first permanent English settlement, and the Powhatan Indians. The Yorktown Victory Center interprets the impact of the American Revolution on the people of America and the development of the new nation.

The mission of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is to educate and promote understanding and awareness of Virginia's role in the creation of the United States of America. The Foundation, accredited by the American Association of Museums, is an educational institution of the Commonwealth of Virginia and administers two living-history museums. Jamestown Settlement interprets the cultures of 17th-century colonial Jamestown, America's first permanent English settlement, and the Powhatan Indians. The Yorktown Victory Center interprets the impact of the American Revolution on the people of America and the development of the new nation.

Financial

77.09

Accountability & Transparency

88.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
60.4%
  Administrative Expenses 20.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.61
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (VA) 81.71
Museum of South Texas History (TX) 91.13
Maine Maritime Museum (ME) 88.39
Missouri History Museum (MO) 95.89
Martha's Vineyard Museum (MA) 86.74

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,136,174
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,136,174
   Program Service Revenue $6,817
Total Primary Revenue $2,142,991
   Other Revenue $-67,135
TOTAL REVENUE $2,075,856
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,335,741
   Administrative Expenses $507,042
   Fundraising Expenses $428,208
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,270,991
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-195,135
   
Net Assets $20,645,513

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
Visitor Experience $725,316 54.3%
Collections $395,037 29.6%
Educational Programs $215,388 16.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 12/01/2021 81.71
2019-06 11/01/2020 84.47
2018-06 07/01/2019 78.27
-- 11/30/2018 --Moderate Concern Advisory

On November 8, 2018, ABC 8News reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in an article titled, "Ex-interpreter sues historical sites claiming discrimination." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the ABC 8News article.

2017-06 08/01/2018 87.55
2016-06 11/01/2017 86.49
2015-06 11/01/2016 86.17
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.96
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 87.42
2013-06 08/01/2014 78.49
2012-06 09/01/2013 83.29
2011-06 07/01/2012 75.59
2010-06 11/01/2011 64.80
2009-06 09/20/2011 78.78
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 78.48
2008-06 07/01/2009 57.45
2007-06 04/01/2008 89.99
2006-06 05/01/2007 84.29
2005-06 02/01/2006 89.47
2004-06 11/01/2005 89.72

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

EIN 31-1618642
Name in IRS Master File JAMESTOWN YORKTOWN FOUNDATION INC
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
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 March, 1999
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 Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Christy S. Coleman Executive Director --
Other Salaries of Note
Not compensated -- Philip G. Emerson Former Executive Director $362,115

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (VA) 81.71
Maine Maritime Museum (ME) 88.39
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 90.10
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (MD) 99.42
Historic New England (MA) 90.71

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Charity Contact Info

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
P.O. Box 1607
Williamsburg, VA 23187
tel: (888) 593-4682
fax: (757) 253-5299
EIN: 31-1618642

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Board Leadership

Kenneth Plum
President

CEO

Christy S. Coleman
Executive Director

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