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Historic New England

Defining the past. Shaping the future.

four stars

90.14

141 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114
tel: (617) 227-3956   Web Site
EIN: 04-2104937

Board Leadership
David A. Martland
Chair

CEO
Carl R. Nold
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.14 four stars
  Financial 91.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1910, Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country. It offers a unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions with a variety of programs: 36 house museums and landscapes spanning four centuries of architectural styles and five New England states; a collection of more than 100,000 objects of New England art and artifacts; an archive of more than one million items documenting New England's architectural and cultural history; nationally recognized educational programs that use historic resources to reinforce and enrich student learning; and partnership programs with property owners with a shared goal of protecting the unique character of historic properties throughout the region.

Founded in 1910, Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country. It offers a unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions with a variety of programs: 36 house museums and landscapes spanning four centuries of architectural styles and five New England states; a collection of more than 100,000 objects of New England art and artifacts; an archive of more than one million items documenting New England's architectural and cultural history; nationally recognized educational programs that use historic resources to reinforce and enrich student learning; and partnership programs with property owners with a shared goal of protecting the unique character of historic properties throughout the region.

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Financial

four stars

91.44

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.25
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Historic New England on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Historic New England on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Historic New England (MA) 90.14 four stars
Museum of South Texas History (TX) 88.00 three stars
Santa Barbara Historical Museum (CA) 85.65 three stars
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (IL) 88.41 three stars
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 93.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,682,835
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $398,969
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $575,517
Total Contributions $18,657,321
   Program Service Revenue $591,326
Total Primary Revenue $19,248,647
   Other Revenue $5,245,156
TOTAL REVENUE $24,493,803
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,155,435
   Administrative Expenses $1,753,475
   Fundraising Expenses $475,139
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,384,049
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $13,109,754
   
Net Assets $130,080,342

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
Museums $7,049,685 77.0%
Conservation And Preservation $1,739,533 19.0%
Stewardship Preservation $366,217 4.0%

Ratings History
Historic New England has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-03 11/01/2017 90.14 four stars
2015-03 09/01/2016 91.04 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 90.56 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 09/01/2015 90.28 four stars
2013-03 10/01/2014 91.62 four stars
2012-03 05/01/2013 92.67 four stars
2011-03 04/01/2012 90.82 four stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 83.76 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-03 11/24/2010 69.65 one star
2008-03 10/01/2009 67.55 one star
2007-03 09/01/2008 79.84 two stars
2006-03 02/01/2008 71.10 two stars
2005-03 01/01/2006 66.02 one star
2004-03 02/01/2005 81.84 three stars
2003-03 12/01/2003 83.40 three stars
2002-03 04/15/2003 83.89 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 04-2104937
Name in IRS Master File SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUITIES INC
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 (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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 2016
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012

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
$332,722 2.92% Carl R. Nold President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Historic New England (MA) 90.14 four stars
Adirondack Historical Association (NY) 86.04 three stars
The Valentine Richmond History Center (VA) 90.01 four stars
Missouri History Museum (MO) 94.78 four stars
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 93.68 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Historic New England
141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
tel: (617) 227-3956
fax: (617) 227-9204
EIN: 04-2104937

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Board Leadership

David A. Martland
Chair

CEO

Carl R. Nold
President and CEO

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