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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

McLean County Museum of History

An essential element in the cultural and educational fabric of this region

three stars

84.49

200 North Main Street Bloomington, IL 61701
tel: (309) 827-0428   Web Site
EIN: 37-1414038

Board Leadership
Bill Zimmerman
President

CEO
Adam Lovell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.49 three stars
  Financial 84.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The McLean County Historical Society, founded in 1892, is to be an essential element in the cultural and educational fabric of this region. Centered in the magnificent Old McLean County Courthouse our programs will tell the rich stories of past generations and new and growing communities. We will provide opportunities for public reflection on our heritage of hopes, triumphs and failures. We will accomplish this through discovering and saving the tangible evidence of the past. Most importantly, we will share our many stories through excellence in exhibition, education and publishing, along with providing our community with opportunities to participate in the work of a historical museum and library.

The McLean County Historical Society, founded in 1892, is to be an essential element in the cultural and educational fabric of this region. Centered in the magnificent Old McLean County Courthouse our programs will tell the rich stories of past generations and new and growing communities. We will provide opportunities for public reflection on our heritage of hopes, triumphs and failures. We will accomplish this through discovering and saving the tangible evidence of the past. Most importantly, we will share our many stories through excellence in exhibition, education and publishing, along with providing our community with opportunities to participate in the work of a historical museum and library.

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Financial

three stars

84.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
63.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.52
  Program Expenses Growth 16.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by McLean County Museum of History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by McLean County Museum of History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
McLean County Museum of History (IL) 84.49 three stars
South Street Seaport Museum (NY) 89.44 three stars
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (IL) 85.00 three stars
Historic New England (MA) 90.54 four stars
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (VA) 94.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,880,969
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,880,969
   Program Service Revenue $41,476
Total Primary Revenue $1,922,445
   Other Revenue $284,528
TOTAL REVENUE $2,206,973
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $797,309
   Administrative Expenses $176,271
   Fundraising Expenses $253,041
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,226,621
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $980,352
   
Net Assets $10,996,850

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
Museum And Historical Library $797,309 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 05/01/2019 84.49 three stars
2017-03 05/01/2018 80.22 three stars
2016-03 05/01/2017 76.15 two stars
2015-03 04/01/2017 73.99 two 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 37-1414038
Name in IRS Master File MCLEAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 June, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$83,000 6.76% Beth Whisman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
McLean County Museum of History (IL) 84.49 three stars
California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CA) 90.58 four stars
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (MD) 97.26 four stars
Museum of the City of New York (NY) 91.29 four stars
National World War II Museum (LA) 91.08 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

McLean County Museum of History
200 North Main Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
tel: (309) 827-0428
EIN: 37-1414038

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Board Leadership

Bill Zimmerman
President

CEO

Adam Lovell
Executive Director

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