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LancasterHistory.org

Educating the public about the heritage and history of Lancaster

two stars

78.78

230 North President Avenue Lancaster, PA 17603
tel: (717) 392-4633   Web Site
EIN: 23-1365154

Board Leadership
Robert L. Glover
Chair

CEO
Thomas R. Ryan
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.78 two stars
  Financial 74.01 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

LancasterHistory.org is a community-based organization established to educate the public on the history of Lancaster County and its place in the history of Pennsylvania and the United States, to advance the missions of regional historical organizations, and to promote the acquisition, preservation, and interpretation of resources representing the history of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania within the broader context of state and national history, including the life and legacy of America's fifteenth president, James Buchanan, and to preserve and maintain Wheatland, his home.

LancasterHistory.org is a community-based organization established to educate the public on the history of Lancaster County and its place in the history of Pennsylvania and the United States, to advance the missions of regional historical organizations, and to promote the acquisition, preservation, and interpretation of resources representing the history of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania within the broader context of state and national history, including the life and legacy of America's fifteenth president, James Buchanan, and to preserve and maintain Wheatland, his home.

Financial

two stars

74.01

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
66.2%
  Administrative Expenses 26.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.52
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LancasterHistory.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LancasterHistory.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LancasterHistory.org (PA) 78.78 two stars
New England Historic Genealogical Society and American Ancestors (MA) 88.73 three stars
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 96.82 four stars
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 89.27 three stars
Maryland Center for History and Culture (MD) 87.74 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $699,297
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $84,815
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $534,605
Total Contributions $1,318,717
   Program Service Revenue $178,338
Total Primary Revenue $1,497,055
   Other Revenue $621,298
TOTAL REVENUE $2,118,353
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,466,943
   Administrative Expenses $578,042
   Fundraising Expenses $165,752
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,210,737
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-92,384
   
Net Assets $18,280,120

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
2018-12 05/01/2020 78.78 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 76.17 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 77.75 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 83.09 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.15 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 80.25 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.51 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 84.73 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 23-1365154
Name in IRS Master File LANCASTERHISTORY ORG
NTEE Code A82
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 (64) Commemorative event (centennial, festival, pageant, etc.)
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
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 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, 1924
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$197,315 8.92% Thomas Ryan President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LancasterHistory.org (PA) 78.78 two stars
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MA) 89.33 three stars
Humanities Texas (TX) 89.24 three stars
The Filson Historical Society (KY) 88.31 three stars
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 90.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

LancasterHistory.org
230 North President Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
tel: (717) 392-4633
EIN: 23-1365154

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Board Leadership

Robert L. Glover
Chair

CEO

Thomas R. Ryan
President, CEO

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