Disable all preview features

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

Dayton History

Celebrating our creative heritage

four stars

92.22

1000 Carillon Boulevard Dayton, OH 45409
tel: (937) 293-2841   Web Site
EIN: 31-6037490

Board Leadership
Michael Leesman
Chairman

CEO
Brady Kress
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Dayton History is Montgomery County's official historical organization. Consisting of Carillon Historical Park, the Archive Center, Kettering-Moraine Museum, Hawthorn Hill and Patterson Homestead, Dayton History brings the past to life to understand the present and inspire the future by collecting, preserving, interpreting, presenting and promoting the region's past. Our beautiful 65-acre campus features 25 special exhibit buildings and structures ready for you to explore. See the actual 1905 Wright Flyer III, Dayton-made cash registers, vintage automobiles, train cars and bicycles, a 1930s print shop and the largest carillon in Ohio.

Dayton History is Montgomery County's official historical organization. Consisting of Carillon Historical Park, the Archive Center, Kettering-Moraine Museum, Hawthorn Hill and Patterson Homestead, Dayton History brings the past to life to understand the present and inspire the future by collecting, preserving, interpreting, presenting and promoting the region's past. Our beautiful 65-acre campus features 25 special exhibit buildings and structures ready for you to explore. See the actual 1905 Wright Flyer III, Dayton-made cash registers, vintage automobiles, train cars and bicycles, a 1930s print shop and the largest carillon in Ohio.

Results Information

Looking for Results Data?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, Classy, and GlobalGiving, to display impact-related information for rated nonprofits. However, not all rated nonprofits have provided results information yet. Each of these partners has supplied Charity Navigator with the results information they receive directly from nonprofits. Submissions must be made on our partner's websites and we plan to update the display of this information regularly.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its results information, please click below. Note, this is simply an indication of your interest.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.57
  Program Expenses Growth 17.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dayton History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dayton History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dayton History (OH) 92.22 four stars
Humanities Texas (TX) 85.36 three stars
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 94.12 four stars
Texas State Historical Association (TX) 85.30 three stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.52 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,628,080
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $284,942
   Fundraising Events $43,400
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $21,022
Total Contributions $4,977,444
   Program Service Revenue $2,073,166
Total Primary Revenue $7,050,610
   Other Revenue $1,652,821
TOTAL REVENUE $8,703,431
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,118,154
   Administrative Expenses $516,682
   Fundraising Expenses $68,855
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,703,691
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,999,740
   
Net Assets $44,303,703

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
Museum Services $2,251,960 44.0%
Educational Services $2,024,956 39.6%
Development and Marketing $841,238 16.4%

Ratings History
Dayton History has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.22 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 92.22 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 92.22 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.83 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.93 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 89.35 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 89.34 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 92.17 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 92.14 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 86.46 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 97.63 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 74.63 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 64.50 one star
2006-06 10/01/2007 68.34 one star
2005-06 06/01/2006 64.37 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 78.57 two stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 91.24 four stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 80.94 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 86.11 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 31-6037490
Name in IRS Master File DAYTON HISTORY
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above.  509(a)(3)
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 January, 1943
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,406 2.25% Brady Kress President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dayton History (OH) 92.22 four stars
Humanities Texas (TX) 85.36 three stars
Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 90.44 four stars
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) 97.75 four stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 85.44 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Dayton History
1000 Carillon Boulevard
Dayton, OH 45409
tel: (937) 293-2841
EIN: 31-6037490

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Michael Leesman
Chairman

CEO

Brady Kress
President, CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.