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Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Promoting the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources

four stars

99.71

49 West 45th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10036
tel: (646) 366-9666   Web Site
EIN: 13-3795391

Board Leadership
Richard Gilde & Lewis E. Lehrman
Co-Chairs

CEO
James G. Basker
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.71 four stars
  Financial 99.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History was founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, visionaries and lifelong supporters of American history education. We are a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education while also serving the general public. Our mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. At the Institute's core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. Drawing on the 70,000 documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection and an extensive network of eminent historians, the Institute provides teachers, students, and the general public with direct access to unique primary source materials.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History was founded in 1994 by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, visionaries and lifelong supporters of American history education. We are a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education while also serving the general public. Our mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. At the Institute's core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. Drawing on the 70,000 documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection and an extensive network of eminent historians, the Institute provides teachers, students, and the general public with direct access to unique primary source materials.

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Financial

four stars

99.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.12
  Program Expenses Growth 29.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (NY) 99.71 four stars
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AIM for Seva (PA) 90.28 four stars
Communities In Schools National Office (VA) 96.84 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,530,137
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,280,812
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,192,226
Total Contributions $23,003,175
   Program Service Revenue $823,997
Total Primary Revenue $23,827,172
   Other Revenue $698,263
TOTAL REVENUE $24,525,435
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,851,691
   Administrative Expenses $1,209,999
   Fundraising Expenses $567,193
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,628,883
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,896,552
   
Net Assets $50,305,757

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
Teacher of the Year Award Program $4,585,231 42.3%
Teacher Programs and Professional Development $3,039,529 28.0%
Student Programs $1,943,293 17.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2020 99.71 four stars
2018-06 05/01/2020 95.04 four stars
2018-06 04/01/2020 92.21 four 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 13-3795391
Name in IRS Master File GILDER LEHRMAN INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN HISTORY
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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, 1995
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$118,925 0.94% James G. Basker President
Other Salaries of Note
$168,696 1.33% Christine Kang Chief Operating Officer
$150,274 1.18% Timothy R. Bailey Director Of Education
$142,788 1.13% Susan Zuckerman Director Of Development

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (NY) 99.71 four stars
The Fund for American Studies (DC) 86.50 three stars
Breakthrough, Central Texas (TX) 90.21 four stars
LEAP (CT) 85.94 three stars
CFES Brilliant Pathways (NY) 86.42 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
49 West 45th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10036
tel: (646) 366-9666
EIN: 13-3795391

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Board Leadership

Richard Gilde & Lewis E. Lehrman
Co-Chairs

CEO

James G. Basker
President

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