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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation

Virginia Historical Society

Home for history

three stars

88.58

428 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard Richmond, VA 23220
tel: (804) 340-1800   Web Site
EIN: 54-0419452

Board Leadership
Charles L. Cabell
Chair

CEO
Jamie O. Bosket
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.58 three stars
  Financial 83.86 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1831, the mission of the Virginia Historical Society is to connect people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. By collecting, preserving, and interpreting the Commonwealth's history, we link past with present and inspire future generations. With education as our primary focus we offer public lectures, seminars, conferences and consulting services; publish teacher resource materials; conduct teacher training and recertification workshops both on- and off-site; arrange school and general group tours and activities; support scholarly research through an endowed fellowship program and minority internships; maintain a museum of changing, permanent, and traveling exhibitions, operate a research library, and a publications program that has functioned uninterrupted for more than 100 years.

Founded in 1831, the mission of the Virginia Historical Society is to connect people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. By collecting, preserving, and interpreting the Commonwealth's history, we link past with present and inspire future generations. With education as our primary focus we offer public lectures, seminars, conferences and consulting services; publish teacher resource materials; conduct teacher training and recertification workshops both on- and off-site; arrange school and general group tours and activities; support scholarly research through an endowed fellowship program and minority internships; maintain a museum of changing, permanent, and traveling exhibitions, operate a research library, and a publications program that has functioned uninterrupted for more than 100 years.

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Financial

three stars

83.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.44
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Virginia Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Virginia Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 88.58 three stars
The New-York Historical Society (NY) 92.75 four stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.37 three stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 89.26 three stars
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 93.03 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,153,512
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $359,944
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $15,177
Total Contributions $5,528,633
   Program Service Revenue $418,137
Total Primary Revenue $5,946,770
   Other Revenue $4,055,470
TOTAL REVENUE $10,002,240
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,497,417
   Administrative Expenses $1,440,387
   Fundraising Expenses $810,544
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,748,348
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,253,892
   
Net Assets $88,678,287

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
Programs $3,518,770 54.2%
Collections $2,017,198 31.0%
Research $961,449 14.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 88.58 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2019 89.76 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.55 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 90.53 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 94.70 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.41 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 88.84 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 79.79 two stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 90.28 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.93 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 77.10 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 79.88 two stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 79.15 two stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 91.47 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 83.29 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 85.01 three stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 81.88 three stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 78.28 two stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 96.96 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 54-0419452
Name in IRS Master File VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(61) Library
(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 September, 1941
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
$175,647 2.00% Jamie O. Bosket President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 88.58 three stars
California Historical Society (CA) 88.01 three stars
Maryland Historical Society (MD) 86.03 three stars
Center for Jewish History (NY) 86.15 three stars
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 93.03 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Virginia Historical Society
428 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
tel: (804) 340-1800
EIN: 54-0419452

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 7311
Richmond, VA 23221

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Board Leadership

Charles L. Cabell
Chair

CEO

Jamie O. Bosket
President, CEO

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