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National Humanities Center

An independent institute for advanced study in the humanities

three stars

89.79

Seven T.W. Alexander Drive Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
tel: (919) 549-0661   Web Site
EIN: 59-1735367

Board Leadership
Ben Vinson III
Chairman

CEO
Robert D. Newman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.79 three stars
  Financial 90.65 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institute for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. The Center was planned under the auspices of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and began operation in 1978. It provides a national focus for the best work in the liberal arts, drawing attention to the enduring value of ancient and modern history, language and literature, ethical and moral reflection, artistic and cultural traditions, and critical thought in every area of humanistic investigation. By encouraging excellence in scholarship, the Center seeks to insure the continuing strength of the liberal arts and to affirm the importance of the humanities in American life.

The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institute for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. The Center was planned under the auspices of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and began operation in 1978. It provides a national focus for the best work in the liberal arts, drawing attention to the enduring value of ancient and modern history, language and literature, ethical and moral reflection, artistic and cultural traditions, and critical thought in every area of humanistic investigation. By encouraging excellence in scholarship, the Center seeks to insure the continuing strength of the liberal arts and to affirm the importance of the humanities in American life.

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Financial

four stars

90.65

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.96
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Humanities Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Humanities Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Humanities Center (NC) 89.79 three stars
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (DC) 86.98 three stars
Population Reference Bureau (DC) 92.19 four stars
Sightline Institute (WA) 95.85 four stars
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (DC) 86.70 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,456,939
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $148,060
Total Contributions $1,604,999
   Program Service Revenue $228,500
Total Primary Revenue $1,833,499
   Other Revenue $-10,418,016
TOTAL REVENUE $-8,584,517
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,783,802
   Administrative Expenses $702,893
   Fundraising Expenses $333,123
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,819,818
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-14,404,335
   
Net Assets $75,317,121

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
Scholarly Programs $2,968,886 62.1%
Education $1,063,193 22.2%
Public Engagement $751,723 15.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2020 89.79 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 88.31 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 88.57 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 87.41 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 59-1735367
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL HUMANITIES CENTER
NTEE Code A70
NTEE Classification Humanities Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 July, 1977
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$415,000 7.13% Robert D. Newman President & Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Humanities Center (NC) 89.79 three stars
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (DC) 90.80 four stars
Institute for Energy Research (DC) 86.15 three stars
Foundation for Defense of Democracies (DC) 88.70 three stars
Illinois Policy Institute (IL) 88.59 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Humanities Center
Seven T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
tel: (919) 549-0661
fax: (919) 990-8535
EIN: 59-1735367

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 12256
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

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Board Leadership

Ben Vinson III
Chairman

CEO

Robert D. Newman
President

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