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Historic Columbia

Stewards of Columbia's past, present and future

three stars

88.05

1601 Richland Street Columbia, SC 29201
tel: (803) 252-7742   Web Site
EIN: 57-6020250

Board Leadership
David Campbell
President

CEO
Robin Waites
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.05 three stars
  Financial 87.18 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1983, Historic Columbia is dedicated to preserving Columbia and Richland County's historic and cultural heritage. Historic Columbia's properties includes historic house museums (the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion, Mann-Simons Site, Modejska Monteith Simkins House, Seibels House and Garden, and the Woodrow Wilson Family Home) and more than 14 acres of landscaping featuring gardens that range from an expansive park-like setting with a formal garden to a traditional 19th-century swept yard.

Founded in 1983, Historic Columbia is dedicated to preserving Columbia and Richland County's historic and cultural heritage. Historic Columbia's properties includes historic house museums (the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion, Mann-Simons Site, Modejska Monteith Simkins House, Seibels House and Garden, and the Woodrow Wilson Family Home) and more than 14 acres of landscaping featuring gardens that range from an expansive park-like setting with a formal garden to a traditional 19th-century swept yard.

Financial

three stars

87.18

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.61
  Program Expenses Growth -2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Historic Columbia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Historic Columbia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Historic Columbia (SC) 88.05 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,923,805
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,004,708
Total Contributions $2,928,513
   Program Service Revenue $276,755
Total Primary Revenue $3,205,268
   Other Revenue $135,828
TOTAL REVENUE $3,341,096
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,819,757
   Administrative Expenses $170,711
   Fundraising Expenses $144,450
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,134,918
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,206,178
   
Net Assets $3,622,891

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
Preserve Historic Properties $1,819,757 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 05/01/2018 88.05 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 82.13 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 69.51 one star
2014-06 06/01/2016 69.83 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 69.95 one star
2013-06 08/01/2014 59.46 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 57-6020250
Name in IRS Master File HISTORIC COLUMBIA FOUNDATION INC
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 (59) Other school related 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 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 August, 1963
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,747 5.18% Robin Waites Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Historic Columbia (SC) 88.05 three stars
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Preservation Trust of Vermont (VT) 86.19 three stars
The Mount (MA) 87.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Historic Columbia
1601 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
tel: (803) 252-7742
EIN: 57-6020250

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Board Leadership

David Campbell
President

CEO

Robin Waites
Executive Director

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