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Fairfield Museum and History Center

Explore the past, Imagine the future

four stars

94.04

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

Board Leadership
Thomas Kreitler
President

CEO
Michael A. Jehle
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.04 four stars
  Financial 91.58 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Fairfield Museum and History Center believes in the power of history, art and humanities to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society. We connect people around the complex history of Fairfield, CT and surrounding communities so that together we may shape a more informed future.

Our vision is to use history to strengthen community and shape its future. We believe the humanities and the arts are powerful platforms for examining and understanding the civic values and responsibilities of our democratic society. As a public forum for the process of shared discovery, we celebrate and cultivate the elements that create and bind community: complex stories and artistic expressions 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, art and humanities to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought and transform society. We connect people around the complex history of Fairfield, CT and surrounding communities so that together we may shape a more informed future.

Our vision is to use history to strengthen community and shape its future. We believe the humanities and the arts are powerful platforms for examining and understanding the civic values and responsibilities of our democratic society. As a public forum for the process of shared discovery, we celebrate and cultivate the elements that create and bind community: complex stories and artistic expressions from multiple points of view that explore the diverse legacies of our region.

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Financial

four stars

91.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.47
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 94.04 four stars
South Street Seaport Museum (NY) 89.44 three stars
Museum of the City of New York (NY) 91.29 four stars
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (VA) 92.58 four stars
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (IL) 85.00 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $547,289
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $26,124
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $573,413
   Program Service Revenue $119,954
Total Primary Revenue $693,367
   Other Revenue $505,614
TOTAL REVENUE $1,198,981
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,119,779
   Administrative Expenses $144,431
   Fundraising Expenses $150,660
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,414,870
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-215,889
   
Net Assets $12,702,957

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
2019-06 06/01/2020 94.04 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 88.36 three stars
2017-06 04/01/2019 90.69 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 89.45 three stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$215,403 15.22% Michael Jehle Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 94.04 four stars
National World War II Museum (LA) 91.08 four stars
The Valentine Richmond History Center (VA) 87.28 three stars
Missouri History Museum (MO) 96.66 four stars
George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association (VA) 91.75 four 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

Thomas Kreitler
President

CEO

Michael A. Jehle
Executive Director

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