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Wisconsin Historical Foundation

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Wisconsin Historical Foundation is a organization supporting an arts, culture, or humanities nonprofit based in Madison, WI that was founded in 1952. As of 2018 they had $10 million in revenue and $21 million in assets.

The Wisconsin Historical Foundation exists to advance the mission of the Wisconsin Historical Society: to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories.

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Program areas at Wisconsin Historical Foundation

Funding provided by the Wisconsin historical foundation to the Wisconsin historical society supports all areas of the society including historic sites and museums, its library and archives, public history and historic preservation, and the whs press. Through those program areas the society was able to put on over 400 statewide programs and host thousands of visitors to the 12 historic sites and museums located across the state. Each year the society impacts over 3 million users between the sites, library, website, and archives.

In 2017 the Wisconsin historical foundation, inc. Received the first contributions for a capital campaign at old world Wisconsin. The campaign is focused on creating a new entry experience at old world Wisconsin. The total campaign goal is $6.7 million. Once complete the new entry experience will feature modern guest amenities, stem learning area, and heritage brewery.

The Wisconsin historical foundation, inc. is in the early phases of a campaign to build a new Wisconsin history museum. In 2017, at the request of the Wisconsin historical society's board of curators, the Wisconsin historical foundation, inc. board approved a motion to begin a capital campaign to raise $50 million for the new museum project.

Form 990s for Wisconsin Historical Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Mar 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Apr 10, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Jul 18, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Mar 26, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Dec 29, 2014990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Wisconsin Historical Foundation

Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,827,570
Program services$1,257,100
Investment income and dividends$186,197
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$10,270,867

Vendors for Wisconsin Historical Foundation

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
KimbiaFundraising software2020-06-15
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-06-15
█████████Content management system software2020-06-15
██████ ████ ███Tax accounting2019-02-22
█████ █████ ██████████ ███Consulting$276,4402014-06-01

Personnel at Wisconsin Historical Foundation

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
David WilderExecutive Director$107,717March 27, 2018
Sara NoonanDirector of Public Relations Division-June 15, 2020
███████ ██ ███████Treasurer$0June 15, 2020
███████ ██ ████████Chair$0June 15, 2020
█████ ████████Secretary / Director$0June 30, 2017
█████ ████Past Executive Director$64,473June 30, 2015

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21South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB)501(c)(3)$3.0 millionSioux Falls, SD
22American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF)501(c)(3)$3.9 millionAmarillo, TX
23Friends of the NC State Museum of Natural Sciences501(c)(3)$4.7 millionRaleigh, NC
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