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National Humanities Center

An independent institute for advanced study in the humanities

three stars

88.31

P.O. Box 12256 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
tel: (919) 549-0661   Web Site
EIN: 59-1735367

Board Leadership
Patricia R. Morton
Chairman

CEO
Robert D. Newman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.31 three stars
  Financial 87.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

three stars

87.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.61
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
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) 88.31 three stars
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CO) 94.81 four stars
Reason Foundation (CA) 95.47 four stars
The Heartland Institute (IL) 86.37 three stars
Center for the National Interest (DC) 89.04 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,583,725
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,583,725
   Program Service Revenue $164,000
Total Primary Revenue $2,747,725
   Other Revenue $10,123,537
TOTAL REVENUE $12,871,262
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,306,180
   Administrative Expenses $382,043
   Fundraising Expenses $337,532
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,025,755
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,845,507
   
Net Assets $78,303,334

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 $2,742,458 63.7%
Education $790,301 18.4%
Public Engagement $773,421 18.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$389,439 7.74% Robert D. Newman President & Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Humanities Center (NC) 88.31 three stars
NEO Philanthropy (NY) 92.16 four stars
Center for the National Interest (DC) 89.04 three stars
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (DC) 86.70 three stars
Institute for Women's Policy Research (DC) 90.59 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Humanities Center
P.O. Box 12256
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
tel: (919) 549-0661
fax: (919) 990-8535
EIN: 59-1735367

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Board Leadership

Patricia R. Morton
Chairman

CEO

Robert D. Newman
President

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