Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation

Georgia Historical Society

Collecting, examining, teaching Georgia history

four stars

95.86

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 95.86 four stars
  Financial 94.98 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

four stars

94.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.55
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,764,053
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $383,398
Total Contributions $3,147,451
   Program Service Revenue $412,918
Total Primary Revenue $3,560,369
   Other Revenue $630,471
TOTAL REVENUE $4,190,840
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,106,515
   Administrative Expenses $341,979
   Fundraising Expenses $76,969
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,525,463
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,665,377
   
Net Assets $16,809,971

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$235,165 9.31% W. Todd Groce President

Mission

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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Atlanta History Center (GA) 89.26 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