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Minnesota Historical Society

A journey of discovery

four stars

90.17

345 W. Kellogg Boulevard St. Paul, MN 55102
tel: (800) 657-3773   Web Site
EIN: 41-0713907

Board Leadership
Phyllis Rawls Goff
President

CEO
D. Stephen Elliott
Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.17 four stars
  Financial 87.99 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Minnesota Historical Society connects people with history to help them gain perspective on their lives. The Society preserves the evidence of the past and tells the stories of Minnesota's people. The Historical Society is chief caretaker of Minnesota's story - and the History Center is home to the Society's vast collections. Within its archives reside artifacts ranging from American Indian moccasins and artwork to furniture and photographs, Civil War-era flags and a wealth of genealogical information. All of it is accessible today and for future generations. Through its 26 historic sites and museums, the Society offers opportunities for thought-provoking entertainment, learning and fun. Visitors can discover the power of water at Mill City Museum, enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Superior at Split Rock Lighthouse, and experience 19th-century frontier living at Historic Fort Snelling.

The Minnesota Historical Society connects people with history to help them gain perspective on their lives. The Society preserves the evidence of the past and tells the stories of Minnesota's people. The Historical Society is chief caretaker of Minnesota's story - and the History Center is home to the Society's vast collections. Within its archives reside artifacts ranging from American Indian moccasins and artwork to furniture and photographs, Civil War-era flags and a wealth of genealogical information. All of it is accessible today and for future generations. Through its 26 historic sites and museums, the Society offers opportunities for thought-provoking entertainment, learning and fun. Visitors can discover the power of water at Mill City Museum, enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Superior at Split Rock Lighthouse, and experience 19th-century frontier living at Historic Fort Snelling.

Financial

three stars

87.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.46
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Historical Society (MN) 90.17 four stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 87.14 three stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 94.70 four stars
The New-York Historical Society (NY) 94.67 four stars
Maryland Historical Society (MD) 86.88 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,250,416
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $997,007
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $36,884,640
Total Contributions $45,132,063
   Program Service Revenue $10,026,466
Total Primary Revenue $55,158,529
   Other Revenue $8,415,527
TOTAL REVENUE $63,574,056
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $45,193,135
   Administrative Expenses $9,290,659
   Fundraising Expenses $2,041,549
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $56,525,343
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,048,713
   
Net Assets $192,291,815

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
Education, Outreach and Preservation $12,106,403 26.8%
Historic Sites $11,760,879 26.0%
History Center Museum and Education $11,583,118 25.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.17 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.03 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 87.65 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 96.33 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 94.22 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 94.61 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 93.26 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 85.45 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 88.01 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 82.68 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 75.74 two stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 75.21 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 75.85 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 85.40 three stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 89.53 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 90.89 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 41-0713907
Name in IRS Master File MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 September, 1944
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$291,445 0.51% D. Stephen Elliott Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Historical Society (MN) 90.17 four stars
Center for Jewish History (NY) 90.30 four stars
Maryland Historical Society (MD) 86.88 three stars
Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 90.44 four stars
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 92.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Minnesota Historical Society
345 W. Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102
tel: (800) 657-3773
EIN: 41-0713907

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Board Leadership

Phyllis Rawls Goff
President

CEO

D. Stephen Elliott
Director

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