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

Society of the Cincinnati

Promoting understanding and appreciation of the achievements of the American Revolution

three stars

88.28

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 88.28 three stars
  Financial 92.95 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Society of the Cincinnati promotes understanding and appreciation of the achievements of the American Revolution through the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, which operates a major special collections library and a museum, presents exhibitions and public events, provides classroom materials, publications, and teacher training, and advocates for devoting more time and attention to the achievements of the American Revolution in schools. The Society of the Cincinnati was founded in 1783 by George Washington and the officers of the Continental Army, and is now the nation's oldest patriotic organization.

The Society of the Cincinnati promotes understanding and appreciation of the achievements of the American Revolution through the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, which operates a major special collections library and a museum, presents exhibitions and public events, provides classroom materials, publications, and teacher training, and advocates for devoting more time and attention to the achievements of the American Revolution in schools. The Society of the Cincinnati was founded in 1783 by George Washington and the officers of the Continental Army, and is now the nation's oldest patriotic organization.

Financial

four stars

92.95

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.28
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.28 three stars
New England Historic Genealogical Society and American Ancestors (MA) 88.73 three stars
French Heritage Society (NY) 91.39 four stars
Rhode Island Historical Society (RI) 86.90 three stars
The Filson Historical Society (KY) 88.31 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,908,270
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,908,270
   Program Service Revenue $562,989
Total Primary Revenue $2,471,259
   Other Revenue $1,547,729
TOTAL REVENUE $4,018,988
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,172,724
   Administrative Expenses $375,867
   Fundraising Expenses $294,846
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,843,437
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-824,449
   
Net Assets $28,059,007

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
Historic Preservation $1,596,237 38.3%
Museum $1,005,211 24.1%
Library $713,127 17.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 88.28 three stars
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
$235,131 4.85% Jack D. Warren Jr. Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.28 three stars
The New-York Historical Society (NY) 94.69 four stars
Maryland Center for History and Culture (MD) 87.74 three stars
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MA) 89.33 three stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 91.37 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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