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

Virginia Historical Society

Home for history

four stars

94.70

428 North Boulevard Richmond, VA 23220
tel: (804) 358-4901   Web Site
EIN: 54-0419452

Board Leadership
John Nelson
Chairman

CEO
John Nelson
Interim CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.70 four stars
  Financial 93.14 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

93.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.75
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.9%
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) 94.70 four stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 87.14 three stars
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 90.98 four stars
Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 94.91 four stars
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 95.87 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,656,227
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $238,941
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $104,138
Total Contributions $4,999,306
   Program Service Revenue $139,240
Total Primary Revenue $5,138,546
   Other Revenue $3,804,916
TOTAL REVENUE $8,943,462
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,151,189
   Administrative Expenses $1,243,941
   Fundraising Expenses $854,987
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,250,117
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,306,655
   
Net Assets $88,071,350

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 $5,505,218 67.5%
Collections $1,662,116 20.4%
Research $983,855 12.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2000-12 10/15/2002 70.58 two 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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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
$162,820 1.58% Paul A. Levengood President and CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 94.70 four stars
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 92.45 four stars
Connecticut Historical Society (CT) 85.34 three stars
Center for Jewish History (NY) 90.30 four stars
The South Carolina Historical Society (SC) 90.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Virginia Historical Society
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
tel: (804) 358-4901
EIN: 54-0419452

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

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Board Leadership

John Nelson
Chairman

CEO

John Nelson
Interim CEO

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