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Fairfield Museum and History Center

Explore the past, imagine the future

three stars

88.60

370 Beach Road Fairfield, CT 06824
tel: (203) 259-1598   Web Site
EIN: 06-0646622

Board Leadership
Sharon Lauer
President

CEO
Michael A. Jehle
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.60 three stars
  Financial 88.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Fairfield Museum and History Center believes in the power of history to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society. We connect people around the complex history of Fairfield and neighboring communities so that together we may shape a more informed future. As a public forum for the process of shared discovery, we celebrate and cultivate the elements that create and bind community: complex stories from multiple points of view that explore the diverse legacies of our region.

The Fairfield Museum and History Center believes in the power of history to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society. We connect people around the complex history of Fairfield and neighboring communities so that together we may shape a more informed future. As a public forum for the process of shared discovery, we celebrate and cultivate the elements that create and bind community: complex stories from multiple points of view that explore the diverse legacies of our region.

Financial

three stars

88.22

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
68.9%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.23
  Program Expenses Growth 10.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fairfield Museum and History Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fairfield Museum and History Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 88.60 three stars
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (TX) 87.14 three stars
Concord Museum (MA) 87.85 three stars
California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CA) 92.38 four stars
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (VA) 86.49 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $637,374
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $41,761
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $679,135
   Program Service Revenue $89,009
Total Primary Revenue $768,144
   Other Revenue $287,735
TOTAL REVENUE $1,055,879
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $916,736
   Administrative Expenses $177,116
   Fundraising Expenses $220,023
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,313,875
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-257,996
   
Net Assets $10,276,856

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
2016-06 05/01/2017 88.60 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 88.26 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 06-0646622
Name in IRS Master File FAIRFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code A82
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (65) Fair
(207) Industry trade shows
(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 October, 1950
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$194,873 14.83% Mike Jehle Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 88.60 three stars
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (IL) 88.41 three stars
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 86.04 three stars
George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association (VA) 90.03 four stars
Santa Barbara Historical Museum (CA) 85.65 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
tel: (203) 259-1598
EIN: 06-0646622

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Board Leadership

Sharon Lauer
President

CEO

Michael A. Jehle
Executive Director

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