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

The HistoryMakers

The Nation's largest African American video oral history collection

four stars

90.00

1900 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60616
tel: (312) 674-1900   Web Site
EIN: 36-4328170

CEO
Julieanna Richardson
Executive Director and Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.00 four stars
  Financial 91.12 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1999, The HistoryMakers is committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. Through the media and a series of user-friendly products, services and events, The HistoryMakers enlightens, entertains and educates the public, helping to refashion a more inclusive record of American history. The HistoryMakers is the single largest archival collection of its kind in the world designed to promote and celebrate the successes and to document movements, events and organizations that are important to the African American community and to American society.

Founded in 1999, The HistoryMakers is committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. Through the media and a series of user-friendly products, services and events, The HistoryMakers enlightens, entertains and educates the public, helping to refashion a more inclusive record of American history. The HistoryMakers is the single largest archival collection of its kind in the world designed to promote and celebrate the successes and to document movements, events and organizations that are important to the African American community and to American society.

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Financial

four stars

91.12

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 14.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The HistoryMakers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The HistoryMakers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $287,885
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $194,670
   Fundraising Events $2,242,007
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,724,562
   Program Service Revenue $19,360
Total Primary Revenue $2,743,922
   Other Revenue $661
TOTAL REVENUE $2,744,583
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,484,799
   Administrative Expenses $469,975
   Fundraising Expenses $260,085
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,214,859
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-470,276
   
Net Assets $1,699,505

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,000 4.97% Julieanna Richardson Executive Director

Mission

Founded in 1999, The HistoryMakers is committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. Through the media and a series of user-friendly products, services and events, The HistoryMakers enlightens, entertains and educates the public, helping to refashion a more inclusive record of American history. The HistoryMakers is the single largest archival collection of its kind in the world designed to promote and celebrate the successes and to document movements, events and organizations that are important to the African American community and to American society.

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Charity Contact Info

The HistoryMakers
1900 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
tel: (312) 674-1900
fax: (312) 674-1915
EIN: 36-4328170

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CEO

Julieanna Richardson
Executive Director and Founder