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National Women's History Museum

Preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women

three stars

80.56

205 South Whiting Street Suite 254
Alexandria, VA 22304
tel: (703) 461-1920   Web Site
EIN: 54-1801426

Board Leadership
Susan Whiting
Chair

CEO
Holly Hotchner
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.56 three stars
  Financial 74.40 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Women's History Museum (NWHM), founded in 1996, is a nonpartisan educational institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women, and integrating this rich heritage fully into our nation's history. Our mission is to build the first ever national museum in Washington, D.C., dedicated exclusively to women's history. It will be centrally located near the world's most prestigious museums and monuments in our Nation's Capital. Until legislation passes in Congress designating a permanent museum in Washington, D.C., the NWHM promotes women's history through its temporary exhibits, special events, Cyber Museum, and online educational materials.

The National Women's History Museum (NWHM), founded in 1996, is a nonpartisan educational institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women, and integrating this rich heritage fully into our nation's history. Our mission is to build the first ever national museum in Washington, D.C., dedicated exclusively to women's history. It will be centrally located near the world's most prestigious museums and monuments in our Nation's Capital. Until legislation passes in Congress designating a permanent museum in Washington, D.C., the NWHM promotes women's history through its temporary exhibits, special events, Cyber Museum, and online educational materials.

Financial

two stars

74.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
71.3%
  Administrative Expenses 18.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Women's History 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 Women's History Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Women's History Museum (VA) 80.56 three stars
AACA Museum (PA) 92.12 four stars
USS Constitution Museum (MA) 92.83 four stars
Independence Seaport Museum (PA) 93.99 four stars
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (FL) 92.82 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $992,695
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $747,060
   Fundraising Events $231,805
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,971,560
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,971,560
   Other Revenue $-48,173
TOTAL REVENUE $1,923,387
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,138,956
   Administrative Expenses $432,337
   Fundraising Expenses $152,209
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,723,502
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $199,885
   
Net Assets $354,795

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
Museum $1,208,871 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 80.56 three stars
2018-12 11/01/2019 82.14 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 81.73 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 84.82 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 78.50 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.18 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 73.92 two stars
2014-12 02/01/2016 72.67 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 81.75 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 89.96 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 88.67 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 84.11 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 83.24 three stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 86.00 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 81.43 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.74 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 75.61 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 70.04 two stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 65.76 one star
2006-12 02/01/2008 79.63 two stars

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

EIN 54-1801426
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL WOMENS HISTORY MUSEUM
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 February, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$228,018 13.22% Holly Hotchner President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Women's History Museum (VA) 80.56 three stars
Intrepid Museum Foundation (NY) 87.35 three stars
The Mariners' Museum (VA) 89.76 three stars
Northern Clay Center (MN) 90.75 four stars
USS Constitution Museum (MA) 92.83 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Women's History Museum
205 South Whiting Street
Suite 254
Alexandria, VA 22304
tel: (703) 461-1920
EIN: 54-1801426

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Board Leadership

Susan Whiting
Chair

CEO

Holly Hotchner
President and CEO

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