Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Organization Overview

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is located in Williamsburg, VA. The organization was established in 1938. According to its NTEE Classification (A80) the organization is classified as: Historical Organizations, under the broad grouping of Arts, Culture & Humanities and related organizations. As of 12/2019, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation employed 1,339 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 12/2019, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation generated $199.4m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 4.6% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $117.6m during the year ending 12/2019. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2019

Describe the Organization's Mission:

Part 3 - Line 1

PRESERVE, RESTORE, RECONSTRUCT, OR OTHERWISE MAINTAIN HISTORICAL STRUCTURES, OBJECTS, WORKS OF ART AND LOCATIONS AND TO PROMOTE, ENCOURAGE, AND CARRY ON ANY HISTORICAL, INTERPRETIVE, RESEARCH, OR RELATED EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

Part 3 - Line 4a

EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION-THE HISTORIC AREA IS A 301-ACRE OUTDOOR HISTORY MUSEUM WITH OVER 600 ORIGINAL AND RECONSTRUCTED HOUSES, OUTBUILDINGS, SHOPS, TAVERNS, AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS. INTERPRETATION BY COSTUMED EMPLOYEES ENGAGE VISITORS IN DIALOGUE WITH HISTORICAL RESIDENTS OF COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG AND AT TRADE SITES. TOURS ARE OFFERED THROUGH THE HOUSES, TAVERNS AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS. SPECIALIZED TOURS ARE AVAILABLE THAT FOCUS ON AFRICAN-AMERICANS, THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE 18TH-CENTURY, AND THE ORIGINS OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.


TAVERNS AND COLONIAL HOUSES-IDEAL FOR GUESTS WHO WISH TO FULLY IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN THE 18TH-CENTURY, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG OFFERS AUTHENTIC PERIOD ACCOMODATIONS IN THE HISTORIC AREA WHERE OUR FOUNDING FAMILIES ONCE LODGED. SERVERS IN TAVERNS ARE IN PERIOD DRESS AND INTERPRET THE 18TH-CENTURY DINING EXPERIENCES.


MUSEUMS, PRESERVATION AND HISTORIC RESOURCES-COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG'S WIDE-RANGING COLLECTIONS, ACQUIRED OVER THE PAST 90 YEARS, PROVIDE THE ART, OBJECTS, ARTIFACTS, AND BUILDINGS NECESSARY TO ACCURATELY RECREATE THE ENVIRONMENT OF 18TH-CENTURY WILLIAMSBURG. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION INCLUDE 500,000 WHOLE ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARTIFACTS FROM EXCAVATIONS IN AND AROUND WILLIAMSBURG AS WELL AS 60 MILLION FRAGMENTS (PROBABLY THE LARGEST SINGLE ARCHAEOLOGICAL HOLDING RELATING TO 18TH-CENTURY AMERICA), AND SOME 19,000 ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENTS.


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Board, Officers & Key Employees

Name (title)Compensation
Mitchell B Reiss
President & CEO
$710,561
Kevin Patrick
Vice President
$372,993
Ghislain D'humieres
Vice President
$341,941
Mark Hileman
Vice President
$317,435
Davelin Forrest
Vice President
$269,714
Samuel Rucker
Vice President
$252,449

Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Wff Facility Services
Facilities Mgmt
$2,140,782
Brightview Landscape Services
Landscape Maintenance
$984,745
Red Coats Inc
Facilities Mgmt
$491,283
Anthem Plans Of Virginia
Administrative Fee
$517,905
Mobelux Llc
Website Design
$541,798
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants $0
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$37,605,515
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $3,048,817
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$37,605,515
Total Program Service Revenue$35,302,465
Investment income $10,272,166
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $651,982
Net Rental Income -$7,990,786
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $119,556,519
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $6,138
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $199,369,731

Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 67 grants that Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has recieved totaling $2,796,441.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Lilly Endowment Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: RELIGION & CULTURAL INST INITIATIVE

$1,500,000
Lilly Endowment Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: RELIGION & CULTURAL INST INITIATIVE

$1,000,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc

Newark, DE

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$97,444
Gladys And Franklin Clark Foundation

Williamsburg, VA

PURPOSE: ENCOURAGES AUDIENCES TO LEARN FROM THE PAST THROUGH PRESERVATION OF 18TH-CENTURY WILLIAMSBURG

$65,000
Lilly Endowment Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: EMPLOYEE MATCHING GIFT(S)

$29,250
Joseph And Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation

Charlottesville, VA

PURPOSE: GRANT IS FOR DONEE'S EXEMPT PURPOSE

$25,000
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$649,592,739
Earnings$91,466,356
Admin Expense$4,191,241
Net Contributions$4,719,612
Other Expense$62,220,436
Ending Balance$679,367,030

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