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

Aspen Historical Society

Enriches the community through preserving and communicating our remarkable history

three stars

81.10

620 West Bleeker Street Aspen, CO 81611
tel: (970) 925-3721   Web Site
EIN: 84-6037756

Board Leadership
Chace Dillon
President

CEO
Kelly Murphy
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.10 three stars
  Financial 81.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Aspen Historical Society enriches the community through preserving and communicating our remarkable history. The Aspen Historical Society actively preserves and passionately presents our local history in an inspired and provocative manner that will continue to anchor our community and its evolving character. We enhance the lives of those with whom we work and live. We offer a compelling reason to live in and to visit Aspen/Snowmass.

The Aspen Historical Society enriches the community through preserving and communicating our remarkable history. The Aspen Historical Society actively preserves and passionately presents our local history in an inspired and provocative manner that will continue to anchor our community and its evolving character. We enhance the lives of those with whom we work and live. We offer a compelling reason to live in and to visit Aspen/Snowmass.

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Financial

three stars

81.22

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.89
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Aspen Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Aspen Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Aspen Historical Society (CO) 81.10 three stars
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 91.19 four stars
Dayton History (OH) 91.62 four stars
Robert E. Lee Memorial Association (VA) 85.47 three stars
The Explorers Club (NY) 87.66 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $226,313
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $841,000
Total Contributions $1,067,313
   Program Service Revenue $117,187
Total Primary Revenue $1,184,500
   Other Revenue $176,047
TOTAL REVENUE $1,360,547
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $831,433
   Administrative Expenses $157,637
   Fundraising Expenses $157,873
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,146,943
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $213,604
   
Net Assets $3,434,238

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-10 04/01/2019 81.10 three stars
2016-10 04/01/2018 74.03 two stars
2015-10 07/01/2017 81.65 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 84-6037756
Name in IRS Master File ASPEN 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 (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 July, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
  • October, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,677 7.55% Kelly Murphy Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Aspen Historical Society (CO) 81.10 three stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 88.97 three stars
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 93.03 four stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.37 three stars
Greenwich Historical Society (CT) 92.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Aspen Historical Society
620 West Bleeker Street
Aspen, CO 81611
tel: (970) 925-3721
fax: (970) 925-5347
EIN: 84-6037756

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Board Leadership

Chace Dillon
President

CEO

Kelly Murphy
President & CEO

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