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

Connecticut Historical Society

A museum, education center, library, and research center

three stars

85.34

One Elizabeth Street Hartford, CT 06105
tel: (860) 236-5621   Web Site
EIN: 06-6026012

Board Leadership
Bichop J. Nawrot
President

CEO
Jody Blankenship
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.34 three stars
  Financial 80.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 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

three stars

80.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
70.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.78
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Historical Society (CT) 85.34 three stars
Dayton History (OH) 92.22 four stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 89.39 three stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 94.70 four stars
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 95.77 four stars

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A private, nonprofit, educational organization established in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society is the state's official historical society and one of the oldest in the nation. Located at 1 Elizabeth Street in Hartford, the CHS houses a museum, library, and the Edgar F. Waterman Research Center that are open to the public and funded by private contributions. The CHS's collection includes more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other historical materials accessible at our campus and on loan at other organizations.

The CHS collection, programs and exhibits help Connecticut residents connect with each other, have conversations that shape our communities, and make informed decisions based on our past and present.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,173,154
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $61,280
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $307,646
Total Contributions $2,542,080
   Program Service Revenue $180,109
Total Primary Revenue $2,722,189
   Other Revenue $1,510,196
TOTAL REVENUE $4,232,385
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,984,024
   Administrative Expenses $403,486
   Fundraising Expenses $431,073
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,818,583
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,413,802
   
Net Assets $43,721,695

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
Collections Development $512,317 25.8%
Building & Ground $501,020 25.3%
Education $386,645 19.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 85.34 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.59 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 82.04 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 82.02 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 83.37 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 75.92 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 77.12 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.93 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 76.24 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 76.15 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 73.24 two stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 99.10 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 94.56 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 88.12 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 72.37 two stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 81.19 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 73.81 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 06-6026012
Name in IRS Master File CONNECTICUT 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 October, 1934
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$157,214 5.57% Jody Blankenship-Walden Chief Executive Officer

A private, nonprofit, educational organization established in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society is the state's official historical society and one of the oldest in the nation. Located at 1 Elizabeth Street in Hartford, the CHS houses a museum, library, and the Edgar F. Waterman Research Center that are open to the public and funded by private contributions. The CHS's collection includes more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other historical materials accessible at our campus and on loan at other organizations.

The CHS collection, programs and exhibits help Connecticut residents connect with each other, have conversations that shape our communities, and make informed decisions based on our past and present.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Historical Society (CT) 85.34 three stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 89.39 three stars
Maryland Historical Society (MD) 86.11 three stars
Minnesota Historical Society (MN) 90.17 four stars
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) 95.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Connecticut Historical Society
One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
tel: (860) 236-5621
fax: (860) 236-2664
EIN: 06-6026012

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Board Leadership

Bichop J. Nawrot
President

CEO

Jody Blankenship
Executive Director

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