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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

91.46

1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108
  Web Site
EIN: 95-1644589

Board Leadership
Anne F. Rothenberg
Chair

CEO
Steve Hindle
Interim President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.46 four stars
  Financial 95.04 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

95.04

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.98
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
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) 91.46 four stars
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (NY) 93.89 four stars
Boston Athenæum (MA) 85.88 three stars
The HistoryMakers (IL) 91.22 four stars
The Richard Nixon Foundation (CA) 91.36 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $42,394,558
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $609,900
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $388,347
Total Contributions $43,392,805
   Program Service Revenue $8,071,610
Total Primary Revenue $51,464,415
   Other Revenue $22,594,296
TOTAL REVENUE $74,058,711
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $52,661,828
   Administrative Expenses $7,934,707
   Fundraising Expenses $3,776,475
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $64,373,010
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,685,701
   
Net Assets $628,175,997

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 $19,500,744 37.0%
Botanical Gardens $15,214,832 28.9%
Art $9,203,415 17.5%

Ratings History
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 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
$444,131 0.68% Laura Skandera Trombley President
Other Salaries of Note
$2,406,157 3.73% Steven Koblik Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (CA) 91.46 four stars
The Morgan Library & Museum (NY) 87.87 three stars
Boston Athenæum (MA) 85.88 three stars
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (NY) 90.37 four stars
Harry S. Truman Library Institute (MO) 89.05 three stars

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
EIN: 95-1644589

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Board Leadership

Anne F. Rothenberg
Chair

CEO

Steve Hindle
Interim President

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