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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Henry Ford

Bringing the American experience to life

two stars

75.88

20900 Oakwood Boulevard Dearborn, MI 48121
tel: (313) 982-6001   Web Site
EIN: 38-1359513

Board Leadership
S. Evan Weiner
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Patricia E. Mooradian
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.88 two stars
  Financial 91.42 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 67.00 one star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1929, The Henry Ford provides unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America's traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation. Our purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future. With a rich and diverse offering of exhibits, demonstrations, programs and reenactments, The Henry Ford celebrates yesterday's traditions as well as today's innovations. Five distinct attractions at The Henry Ford captivate and inspire visitors of all ages: Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center, and the IMAX Theater. Encounter ideas that change the world, travel through America's past, embark on America's greatest factory tour and more. It all comes together at The Henry Ford, America's greatest history attraction.

Founded in 1929, The Henry Ford provides unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America's traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation. Our purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future. With a rich and diverse offering of exhibits, demonstrations, programs and reenactments, The Henry Ford celebrates yesterday's traditions as well as today's innovations. Five distinct attractions at The Henry Ford captivate and inspire visitors of all ages: Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center, and the IMAX Theater. Encounter ideas that change the world, travel through America's past, embark on America's greatest factory tour and more. It all comes together at The Henry Ford, America's greatest history attraction.

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Financial

four stars

91.42

Accountability & Transparency

one star

67.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.84
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Henry Ford on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Henry Ford on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Henry Ford (MI) 75.88 two stars
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 89.59 three stars
Dubuque County Historical Society (IA) 89.63 three stars
George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association (VA) 91.75 four stars
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (VA) 92.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,063,179
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $568,034
Total Contributions $22,631,213
   Program Service Revenue $28,367,037
Total Primary Revenue $50,998,250
   Other Revenue $37,482,919
TOTAL REVENUE $88,481,169
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $66,610,853
   Administrative Expenses $9,842,960
   Fundraising Expenses $3,503,902
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $79,957,715
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,523,454
   
Net Assets $421,018,508

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
American History Collections $66,610,853 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 75.88 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 75.71 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 76.01 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 75.23 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 74.97 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 77.31 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 87.72 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 85.12 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.99 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.88 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 74.87 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 73.86 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 73.86 two stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 77.57 two stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 96.88 four stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 94.78 four stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 95.43 four stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 97.41 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 98.90 four stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 98.88 four 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 38-1359513
Name in IRS Master File THE EDISON INSTITUTE INC
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 August, 1945
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
$533,931 0.66% Patricia E. Mooradian President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Henry Ford (MI) 75.88 two stars
Detroit Historical Society (MI) 90.03 four stars
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 89.59 three stars
George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association (VA) 91.75 four stars
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (IL) 85.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48121
tel: (313) 982-6001
EIN: 38-1359513

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Board Leadership

S. Evan Weiner
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Patricia E. Mooradian
President

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