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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Preserving the history of Santa Barbara

three stars

87.46

136 East De La Guerra Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 966-1601   Web Site
EIN: 95-6005796

Board Leadership
William Reynolds
President

CEO
Dacia Harwood
Deputy Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.46 three stars
  Financial 82.53 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1932, the museum is located in Santa Barbara's historic El Pueblo Viejo district. Through exhibitions, education, research, and publication, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum interprets over 500 years of history with collections from the Chumash, Mexican, Spanish and American periods. The museum is dedicated to the collection, interpretation, and preservation of the history of Santa Barbara.

Founded in 1932, the museum is located in Santa Barbara's historic El Pueblo Viejo district. Through exhibitions, education, research, and publication, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum interprets over 500 years of history with collections from the Chumash, Mexican, Spanish and American periods. The museum is dedicated to the collection, interpretation, and preservation of the history of Santa Barbara.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Total number of free admissions
27,500
Number of favorable critic reviews/awards of art produced given by media or peers
5
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

82.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
73.0%
  Administrative Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.51
  Program Expenses Growth -1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Santa Barbara Historical Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Santa Barbara Historical Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Santa Barbara Historical Museum (CA) 87.46 three stars
Museum of the City of New York (NY) 91.29 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (MD) 97.26 four stars
Missouri History Museum (MO) 96.66 four stars
Museum of South Texas History (TX) 90.84 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $524,491
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $62,195
   Fundraising Events $117,760
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $704,446
   Program Service Revenue $37,986
Total Primary Revenue $742,432
   Other Revenue $323,949
TOTAL REVENUE $1,066,381
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,035,641
   Administrative Expenses $273,397
   Fundraising Expenses $60,326
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,369,364
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-302,983
   
Net Assets $10,733,334

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
Historic Homes Preservation $443,285 42.8%
Public Programs $331,352 32.0%
Collections and Library $261,004 25.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 87.46 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 84.26 three stars
2017-06 11/02/2018 85.57 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 88.89 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 85.65 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 82.34 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 95-6005796
Name in IRS Master File SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM
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 (62) Historical site, records or reenactment
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, 1947
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
$85,928 6.27% Michael Redmon Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$32,043 2.33% Lynn Brittner Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Santa Barbara Historical Museum (CA) 87.46 three stars
George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association (VA) 91.75 four stars
National World War II Museum (LA) 91.08 four stars
The Valentine Richmond History Center (VA) 87.28 three stars
South Street Seaport Museum (NY) 89.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Santa Barbara Historical Museum
136 East De La Guerra Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 966-1601
EIN: 95-6005796

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Board Leadership

William Reynolds
President

CEO

Dacia Harwood
Deputy Director

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