The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. ("Foundation") is led by a Board of Directors with all of the
powers of governing and directing, and of overseeing the management and affairs of the organization. The corporate
governance principles of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. are composed of a series of documents
adopted by the Board of Directors and reviewed periodically to ensure they continue to meet the needs of the
organization and reflect current best practices.
Articles of Incorporation (Delaware) (PDF)
To view a list of the current Foundation Board of Directors.
Internal Revenue Service:
Internal Revenue Service Letter, in lieu of Form 1023 (PDF)
Governance Structure and Procedures:
Internal Revenue Service Letter 1050 (PDF)
Members of the Board of Directors except for the President and CEO serve without compensation for their services.
The Board of Directors established various Standing Committees of the Board of Directors. These committees and related charters are:
Audit Committee Charter (PDF)
Compensation Committee Charter (PDF)
Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards Committee
Emeritus Board Committee
Emeritus Board Committee Charter (PDF)
Executive Committee Charter (PDF)
Investment Committee Charter (PDF)
Long Range Planning Committee
Nominations and Governance Committee
Nominations/Governance Committee Charter (PDF)
The Board of Directors has established certain Policies for the governance and standards of the organization. These
Policies are as follows:
Conflict of Interest Policy (PDF)
Mission of the Foundation:
Purchasing and Contracting Policy (PDF)
Accounting Records and Internal Control (PDF)
Non-monetary Gifts (PDF)
Equal Employment Opportunity (PDF)
Investment Policy (PDF)
Records Retention Policy (PDF)
Whistle Blower Policy (PDF)
The mission of the Foundation is to restore and preserve the Statue of Liberty National Monument, which includes, in
addition to the Statue itself, Ellis Island and its Museum of Immigration; Custody and control of records, relics and
other things of historic interest related to the Statue of Liberty and the millions of immigrants who entered the
United Stats via Ellis Island; To foster, promote and stimulate public knowledge of and interest in the history of the
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The National Park Service (NPS), a unit of the United States Department of the Interior, operates both the Statue of
Liberty and Ellis Island (the "Monument") and has accepted grants pursuant to an agreement dated October 14, 1983 and
subsequent agreements with the Foundation for the restoration and preservation of the Monument. The Foundation works
hand in hand with the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island in the Long Term planning or General
Management Plan process to identify needs of the Monument.
The Foundation submits to the Director, National Park Service, a quarterly report of the activities of the Foundation
and issues that may confront the partnership between the Foundation and the National Park Service. Copies of this
quarterly report are furnished to the Wise Giving Alliance of the BBB and the Attorney General of New York State.
Current agreement with the NPS (PDF)
Financial and Compliance Reporting:
Quarterly Report - January 9, 2013 (PDF)
Quarterly Report - October 15, 2012 (PDF)
Quarterly Report - July 13, 2012 (PDF)
Quarterly Report - January 9, 2012 (PDF)
Quarterly Report - July 11, 2011 (PDF)
The Foundation files annually, "Form 990 Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax" and related schedules with the
Internal Revenue Service and such individual states and commonwealths that require such filing.
Form 990 - Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
March 31, 2012 (PDF)
March 31, 2011 (PDF)
March 31, 2010 (PDF)
March 31, 2009 (PDF)
March 31, 2008 (PDF)
These federal returns for prior years may be viewed at: www.guidestar.org
Form 990-T Exempt Organization Business Tax Return
990-T 2011 (PDF)
990-T 2010 (PDF)
990-T 2009 (PDF)
The Foundation solicits charitable contributions from throughout the United States. Consequently certain states
require registration as a Charitable Organization or as a "Foreign Corporation" in order to do business in the state
or commonwealth. The various states or commonwealth have their own standards of reporting that are in addition or
supplement the Internal Revenue Service annual filing. The Foundation endeavors to maintain current registration with
such states or commonwealths that require such registration.
Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER
SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE 1-800-435-7352. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR
RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE; Maryland: Office of the Secretary of State, Statehouse, Annapolis, MD 21401 or calling
1-800-552-9963, FOR THE COST OF COPIES AND POSTAGE;Michigan: MICS 9675; New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW
JERSEY BY CALLING 1-973-504-6215; REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT; New York: Office
of Attorney General, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271; North Carolina: Financial information about this organization
and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Section at 1-888-830-4989. The license
is not an endorsement by the State; Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of The Statue of
Liberty-Ellis island Foundation, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free,
within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Virginia: Financial Statement is
available upon written request from the State Office of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218;
Washington: Currently registered with the Washington State Secretary of State, Olympia, WA 98504-0422 or by calling
1-800-332-4483. Registration number 5804 as required by law and is not an endorsement by the state; West Virginia:
Residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol,
Charleston, West Virginia 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.
The Foundation engages an independent auditor to examine and issue an opinion
of the financial statements of the Foundation.
The Foundation prepares an Annual Report of the activities of the Foundation. You may view these Annual Reports:
Annual Report, for the period ending March 31, 2012 (PDF)
Sales and Use Tax:
Annual Report, for the period ending March 31, 2011 (PDF)
Annual Report, for the period ending March 31, 2010 (PDF)
Annual Report, for the period ending March 31, 2009 (PDF)
The Foundation is exempt from paying New York and New Jersey sales and use tax on goods or services used for the
organization's own use. The Foundation does collect and remit to New York State such sales and use tax collected on
sales from the Foundation's web and store activity at Ellis Island that are subject to such taxation.
Licensed Marks and Names:
The following marks and names have been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the
Foundation's use in conducting its activities. Other such marks and names could be in process of such registration.
To view a list of such Licensed Marks and Names click here (PDF)
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
17 Battery Place #210
New York, New York 10004