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

Historic Columbia

Stewards of Columbia's past, present and future

86.41

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

Board Leadership
Gina Lesslie
President

CEO
Robin Waites
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.41
  Financial 84.25
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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, Modjeska Monteith Simkin's House, Seibel's 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, Modjeska Monteith Simkin's House, Seibel's 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

84.25

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.03
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.7%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Historic Columbia (SC) 86.41
Archaeological Conservancy (NM) 85.24
Connecticut Landmarks (CT) 91.15
World Monuments Fund (NY) 85.38
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (CO) 88.47

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,087,479
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $41,525
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,136,628
Total Contributions $2,265,632
   Program Service Revenue $202,103
Total Primary Revenue $2,467,735
   Other Revenue $87,555
TOTAL REVENUE $2,555,290
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,861,147
   Administrative Expenses $230,563
   Fundraising Expenses $169,763
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,261,473
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $293,817
   
Net Assets $2,870,083

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 $1,861,147 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 09/01/2021 86.41
2019-06 03/01/2020 91.45
2018-06 05/01/2019 91.45
2017-06 05/01/2018 88.05
2016-06 06/01/2017 82.13
2015-06 07/01/2016 69.51
2014-06 06/01/2016 69.83
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 69.95
2013-06 08/01/2014 59.46

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, 2019
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$114,500 5.06% Robin Waites Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Historic Columbia (SC) 86.41
Maymont Foundation (VA) 85.75
Archaeological Conservancy (NM) 85.24
New York Landmarks Conservancy (NY) 86.57
The Royal Oak Foundation (NY) 92.23

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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

Gina Lesslie
President

CEO

Robin Waites
Executive Director

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