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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation

Maryland Center for History and Culture

Exploring the people, places and events that shaped Maryland's past

three stars

87.74

610 Park Avenue Baltimore, MD 21201
tel: (410) 685-3750   Web Site
EIN: 52-0403670

Board Leadership
Clinton R. Daly
Chair

CEO
Mark Letzer
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.74 three stars
  Financial 86.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Maryland Historical Society is to educate people of all ages about the rich history of Maryland, using the Society's collections, and to collect and preserve important objects, printed materials and images from prehistoric Maryland to the present day. The Maryland Historical Society will become known as the state's preeminent center for Maryland history by 2026, the 250TH anniversary of American independence, focused on educating the public through its vast and unique museum and library collections. It will do so within the context of changing demographics and social values, using technology to connect the collections with those who may benefit from the lessons and stories they portray.

The mission of the Maryland Historical Society is to educate people of all ages about the rich history of Maryland, using the Society's collections, and to collect and preserve important objects, printed materials and images from prehistoric Maryland to the present day. The Maryland Historical Society will become known as the state's preeminent center for Maryland history by 2026, the 250TH anniversary of American independence, focused on educating the public through its vast and unique museum and library collections. It will do so within the context of changing demographics and social values, using technology to connect the collections with those who may benefit from the lessons and stories they portray.

Financial

three stars

86.60

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
71.1%
  Administrative Expenses 18.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.94
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Maryland Center for History and Culture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Maryland Center for History and Culture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Maryland Center for History and Culture (MD) 87.74 three stars
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 89.27 three stars
Rhode Island Historical Society (RI) 86.90 three stars
Dayton History (OH) 91.76 four stars
Vermont Historical Society (VT) 86.59 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,290,399
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $150,439
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $154,489
Total Contributions $2,595,327
   Program Service Revenue $117,681
Total Primary Revenue $2,713,008
   Other Revenue $1,921,890
TOTAL REVENUE $4,634,898
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,056,328
   Administrative Expenses $755,405
   Fundraising Expenses $522,273
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,334,006
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $300,892
   
Net Assets $34,969,726

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
Gallery and Museum $1,504,583 49.2%
Education $656,338 21.5%
Library $467,786 15.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 87.74 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 86.03 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 84.20 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 86.88 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2017 86.11 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 52-0403670
Name in IRS Master File MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (65) Fair
(207) Industry trade shows
(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 July, 1926
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
$140,969 3.25% Mark Letzer President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Maryland Center for History and Culture (MD) 87.74 three stars
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 89.27 three stars
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MA) 89.33 three stars
Greenwich Historical Society (CT) 93.52 four stars
The South Carolina Historical Society (SC) 88.26 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
tel: (410) 685-3750
EIN: 52-0403670

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Board Leadership

Clinton R. Daly
Chair

CEO

Mark Letzer
President and CEO

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