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

Society of the Cincinnati

Promoting the memory of the achievement of American independence

three stars

88.37

2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008
tel: (202) 785-2040   Web Site
EIN: 53-0205423

Board Leadership
William Pless Lunger
President General

CEO
Jack Duane Warren, Jr.
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.37 three stars
  Financial 93.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation's oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution. Its mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence and to foster fellowship among its members. Now a nonprofit educational organization devoted to the principles and ideals of its founders, the modern Society maintains its headquarters, library, and museum at Anderson House in Washington, D.C.

The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation's oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution. Its mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence and to foster fellowship among its members. Now a nonprofit educational organization devoted to the principles and ideals of its founders, the modern Society maintains its headquarters, library, and museum at Anderson House in Washington, D.C.

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Financial

four stars

93.27

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.76
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society of the Cincinnati on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society of the Cincinnati on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.37 three stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 88.58 three stars
California Historical Society (CA) 88.01 three stars
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 95.11 four stars
New England Historic Genealogical Society (MA) 87.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,824,290
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,824,290
   Program Service Revenue $460,650
Total Primary Revenue $3,284,940
   Other Revenue $1,394,519
TOTAL REVENUE $4,679,459
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,242,485
   Administrative Expenses $290,455
   Fundraising Expenses $376,822
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,909,762
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-230,303
   
Net Assets $29,161,898

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
Museum $980,064 23.1%
Historic Preservation $895,671 21.1%
Library $606,913 14.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 88.37 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.52 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 88.56 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.39 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 89.03 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 89.36 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2014 88.71 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 53-0205423
Name in IRS Master File SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(908) Patriotic activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1938
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$226,923 4.62% Jack D. Warren Jr. Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.37 three stars
Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 91.04 four stars
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 95.11 four stars
Oregon Historical Society (OR) 92.33 four stars
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MA) 90.85 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
tel: (202) 785-2040
EIN: 53-0205423

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Board Leadership

William Pless Lunger
President General

CEO

Jack Duane Warren, Jr.
Executive Director

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