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

Society of the Cincinnati, Inc.

Promoting understanding and appreciation of the achievements of the American Revolution

90.82

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

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.82
  Financial 89.79
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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 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 the nation's oldest patriotic organization.

Financial

89.79

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.88
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society of the Cincinnati, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society of the Cincinnati, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society of the Cincinnati, Inc. (DC) 90.82
Atlanta History Center (GA) 93.76
The South Carolina Historical Society (SC) 94.98
Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 90.27
Dayton History (OH) 91.43

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,141,020
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,141,020
   Program Service Revenue $421,195
Total Primary Revenue $2,562,215
   Other Revenue $831,987
TOTAL REVENUE $3,394,202
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,784,127
   Administrative Expenses $328,960
   Fundraising Expenses $349,356
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,462,443
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,068,241
   
Net Assets $26,762,213

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 $1,243,380 32.9%
Museum $1,029,616 27.2%
Library $658,012 17.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 09/01/2021 90.82
2019-06 12/01/2020 88.28
2018-06 07/01/2019 88.37
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.52
2016-06 12/01/2017 88.56
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.39
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.39
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 89.03
2013-06 11/01/2014 89.36
2012-06 05/01/2014 88.71

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
$258,590 5.79% Jack D. Warren Jr. Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society of the Cincinnati, Inc. (DC) 90.82
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 89.27
Center for Jewish History (NY) 90.64
Greenwich Historical Society (CT) 93.52
Rhode Island Historical Society (RI) 85.26

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Charity Contact Info

Society of the Cincinnati, Inc.
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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