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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 2019 they had $15 million in revenue and $31 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.

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
2019-06Oct 14, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Mar 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Apr 10, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Jul 18, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Mar 26, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Wisconsin Historical Foundation

Total grants, contributions, etc.$14,388,821
Program services$1,326,693
Investment income and dividends$51,507
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$15,767,021

Vendors for Wisconsin Historical Foundation

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Wegner CPAs LLPTax accounting2020-10-14
██████Fundraising software2020-06-15
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-06-15
█████████Content management system software2020-06-15
█████ █████ ██████████ ███Consulting$276,4402014-06-01

Personnel at Wisconsin Historical Foundation

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Julie LussierExecutive Director$107,182Oct. 14, 2020
Sara NoonanDirector of Public Relations Division-June 15, 2020
█████ █████Secretary$0June 15, 2020
███████ ██ ███Vice Chair$0June 15, 2020
█████████ ██ █████Chair$0June 15, 2020
█████ ████████Vice Chair$0June 30, 2019
█████ ████Past Executive Director$64,473June 30, 2015

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