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

Newport Historical Society

Newport history starts here.

two stars

71.32

82 Touro Street Newport, RI 02840
tel: (401) 846-0813   Web Site
EIN: 05-0264532

Board Leadership
Paul McGreevy
President

CEO
Ruth S. Taylor
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.32 two stars
  Financial 77.89 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Newport Historical Society is a multi-faceted history-based institution that has three general areas of activity. It retains and preserves significant collections of artifacts, documents and properties. It supports, generates and collates scholarship on the history of Newport County and its place in American history. And, it develops and delivers a variety of educational programs — exhibits, tours, conferences, publications and other formats — to transmit information and open dialogs with the public about history. As a small organization with significant holdings and a large mission, it is specifically a component of the NHS' strategic plan to work as much with other organizations as possible to expand its reach. We are relentless collaborators. Since 1854, the Newport Historical Society has collected and preserved five centuries of history and continues to document Newport's unique contribution to our national narrative. The mission of NHS is also to chronicle and interpret this history for a broad audience, so that knowledge of our past will contribute to a deeper understanding of the present and better preparation for the future.

The Newport Historical Society is a multi-faceted history-based institution that has three general areas of activity. It retains and preserves significant collections of artifacts, documents and properties. It supports, generates and collates scholarship on the history of Newport County and its place in American history. And, it develops and delivers a variety of educational programs — exhibits, tours, conferences, publications and other formats — to transmit information and open dialogs with the public about history. As a small organization with significant holdings and a large mission, it is specifically a component of the NHS' strategic plan to work as much with other organizations as possible to expand its reach. We are relentless collaborators. Since 1854, the Newport Historical Society has collected and preserved five centuries of history and continues to document Newport's unique contribution to our national narrative. The mission of NHS is also to chronicle and interpret this history for a broad audience, so that knowledge of our past will contribute to a deeper understanding of the present and better preparation for the future.

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Financial

two stars

77.89

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
61.7%
  Administrative Expenses 22.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.16
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Newport Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Newport Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Newport Historical Society (RI) 71.32 two stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 89.26 three stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 85.87 three stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 89.55 three stars
Humanities Texas (TX) 85.36 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $894,548
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $14,802
   Fundraising Events $68,957
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $18,000
Total Contributions $996,307
   Program Service Revenue $137,694
Total Primary Revenue $1,134,001
   Other Revenue $294,050
TOTAL REVENUE $1,428,051
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $764,584
   Administrative Expenses $273,727
   Fundraising Expenses $110,597
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,148,908
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $279,143
   
Net Assets $7,042,033

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
Collections $314,856 41.2%
Brick Market Museum $234,314 30.6%
Education $215,414 28.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 71.32 two stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 68.77 one star
2015-06 08/01/2017 70.12 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 05-0264532
Name in IRS Master File NEWPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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 (59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(61) Library
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 April, 1928
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,972 10.61% Ruth Taylor Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Newport Historical Society (RI) 71.32 two stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 85.87 three stars
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 88.50 three stars
Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 90.62 four stars
Humanities Texas (TX) 85.36 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Newport Historical Society
82 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840
tel: (401) 846-0813
fax: (401) 846-1853
EIN: 05-0264532

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Board Leadership

Paul McGreevy
President

CEO

Ruth S. Taylor
Executive Director

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