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Georgia Historical Society

Collecting, examining, teaching Georgia history

four stars

95.11

501 Whitaker Street Savannah, GA 31401
tel: (912) 651-2125   Web Site
EIN: 58-0593403

Board Leadership
Walter M. Deriso, Jr.
Chairman

CEO
W. Todd Groce
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.11 four stars
  Financial 93.77 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation. Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1839, the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the state's oldest cultural organization and first and only statewide historical society. GHS is an educational and research institution created to preserve and interpret Georgia history and the state's role in American history through a variety of educational programs, publications, and research services. Headquartered in Savannah with an office in Atlanta, GHS has 6,000 individual members and nearly 200 affiliate chapters.

Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation. Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1839, the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the state's oldest cultural organization and first and only statewide historical society. GHS is an educational and research institution created to preserve and interpret Georgia history and the state's role in American history through a variety of educational programs, publications, and research services. Headquartered in Savannah with an office in Atlanta, GHS has 6,000 individual members and nearly 200 affiliate chapters.

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Financial

four stars

93.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
81.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.31
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Georgia Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Georgia Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 95.11 four stars
The Explorers Club (NY) 87.66 three stars
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 90.68 four stars
New England Historic Genealogical Society (MA) 87.92 three stars
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 93.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,439,930
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $284,026
Total Contributions $5,723,956
   Program Service Revenue $360,180
Total Primary Revenue $6,084,136
   Other Revenue $704,129
TOTAL REVENUE $6,788,265
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,078,895
   Administrative Expenses $367,472
   Fundraising Expenses $72,209
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,518,576
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,269,689
   
Net Assets $21,241,367

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
Education and Outreach Programs $1,259,083 60.6%
Library and Archive Services $436,911 21.0%
Publications $202,108 9.7%

Ratings History
Georgia Historical Society has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 95.11 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 95.86 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 92.97 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 91.20 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.37 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 91.83 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 92.13 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 92.16 four stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 91.73 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 91.53 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 05/01/2011 88.99 three 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 58-0593403
Name in IRS Master File GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(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 May, 1951
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$262,880 10.43% W. Todd Groce President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 95.11 four stars
Greenwich Historical Society (CT) 92.13 four stars
Dayton History (OH) 91.62 four stars
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) 93.25 four stars
Robert E. Lee Memorial Association (VA) 85.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Georgia Historical Society
501 Whitaker Street
Savannah, GA 31401
tel: (912) 651-2125
fax: (912) 651-2831
EIN: 58-0593403

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Board Leadership

Walter M. Deriso, Jr.
Chairman

CEO

W. Todd Groce
President and CEO

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