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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Encouraging research and promoting education in the arts, humanities, and botanical sciences

four stars

94.70

1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108
tel: (626) 405-2100   Web Site
EIN: 95-1644589

Board Leadership
Loren R. Rothschild
Chair

CEO
Karen R. Lawrence
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.70 four stars
  Financial 97.36 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Building on Henry E. Huntington's legacy of renowned collections and botanical gardens that enrich the visitor, The Huntington today encourages research and promotes education in the arts, humanities, and botanical sciences through the growth and preservation of its collections, through the development and support of a community of scholars, and through the display and interpretation of its extraordinary resources to the public.

The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Building on Henry E. Huntington's legacy of renowned collections and botanical gardens that enrich the visitor, The Huntington today encourages research and promotes education in the arts, humanities, and botanical sciences through the growth and preservation of its collections, through the development and support of a community of scholars, and through the display and interpretation of its extraordinary resources to the public.

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Financial

four stars

97.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.96
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (CA) 94.70 four stars
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation (CA) 88.34 three stars
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (NY) 90.37 four stars
National Yiddish Book Center (MA) 85.01 three stars
The Richard Nixon Foundation (CA) 90.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $41,666,033
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $615,922
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $306,067
Total Contributions $42,588,022
   Program Service Revenue $8,719,859
Total Primary Revenue $51,307,881
   Other Revenue $29,362,353
TOTAL REVENUE $80,670,234
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $59,438,873
   Administrative Expenses $12,057,046
   Fundraising Expenses $4,027,840
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $75,523,759
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,146,475
   
Net Assets $669,137,810

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
Library $22,018,258 37.0%
Botanical Gardens $16,689,240 28.1%
Art $12,396,916 20.8%
Research $8,334,459 14.0%

Ratings History
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2019 94.70 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 92.00 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 91.46 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 94.06 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.04 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 94.85 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 92.14 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 91.97 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 92.16 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.91 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 82.45 three stars
2008-06 03/01/2010 87.91 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 94.93 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 95.03 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 83.17 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 75.69 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 75.96 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 82.14 three stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 82.55 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 95-1644589
Name in IRS Master File HENRY E HUNTINGTON LIBRARY & ART GALLERY
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (61) Library
(91) Art exhibit
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, 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 May, 1938
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
$738,207 0.97% Laura Skandera Trombley President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (CA) 94.70 four stars
Boston Athenæum (MA) 87.70 three stars
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (NY) 94.12 four stars
The Morgan Library & Museum (NY) 87.43 three stars
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (NY) 90.37 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
tel: (626) 405-2100
EIN: 95-1644589

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Board Leadership

Loren R. Rothschild
Chair

CEO

Karen R. Lawrence
President

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