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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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.

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Santa Barbara Historical Museum (CA) 87.46 three stars
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California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CA) 90.58 four stars
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (IL) 85.00 three stars
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 94.04 four 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