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Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

The oldest cultural institution in Pittsburgh

four stars

90.44

1212 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (412) 454-6000   Web Site
EIN: 25-0965391

Board Leadership
Diane P. Holder
Chairman

CEO
Andrew E. Masich, PhD
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.44 four stars
  Financial 88.44 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Now in its 137th year, the Heinz History Center continues to preserve and present Pittsburgh's past. Founded in 1879, the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (which operates the History Center) is Pittsburgh's oldest cultural institution. It is an educational institution that engages and inspires a large and diverse audience with links to the past, understanding in the present, and guidance for the future by preserving regional history and presenting the American experience with a Western Pennsylvania connection. The History Center now represents the cutting edge of the history-museum field and has received national recognition. The collections, exhibitions, publications, and programming supported by the History Center have made it an invaluable asset to Western Pennsylvania. The History Center is a Smithsonian affiliate, and also operates the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village and Fort Pitt Museum. It is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Now in its 137th year, the Heinz History Center continues to preserve and present Pittsburgh's past. Founded in 1879, the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (which operates the History Center) is Pittsburgh's oldest cultural institution. It is an educational institution that engages and inspires a large and diverse audience with links to the past, understanding in the present, and guidance for the future by preserving regional history and presenting the American experience with a Western Pennsylvania connection. The History Center now represents the cutting edge of the history-museum field and has received national recognition. The collections, exhibitions, publications, and programming supported by the History Center have made it an invaluable asset to Western Pennsylvania. The History Center is a Smithsonian affiliate, and also operates the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village and Fort Pitt Museum. It is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Financial

three stars

88.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.38
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 90.44 four stars
The New-York Historical Society (NY) 94.67 four stars
Maryland Historical Society (MD) 86.88 three stars
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 90.88 four stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 94.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,534,931
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $418,016
   Fundraising Events $373,993
   Related Organizations $213,697
   Government Grants $717,500
Total Contributions $5,258,137
   Program Service Revenue $2,514,738
Total Primary Revenue $7,772,875
   Other Revenue $1,391,029
TOTAL REVENUE $9,163,904
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,157,099
   Administrative Expenses $1,567,463
   Fundraising Expenses $527,291
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,251,853
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,087,949
   
Net Assets $51,328,098

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
Exhibition Admissions $8,135,138 88.8%
Public Information Programs $593,304 6.5%
Historic Life Event Rentals and Commissions $428,657 4.7%

Ratings History
Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.44 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 94.91 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2016 92.67 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.52 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.58 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 91.28 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 91.44 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 89.48 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 83.23 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 90.10 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 86.23 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 77.09 two stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 80.02 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 81.03 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 95.47 four stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 80.96 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 85.50 three stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 82.12 three stars
2001-06 04/15/2003 84.20 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 25-0965391
Name in IRS Master File HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
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
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 August, 1949
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, 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
$296,415 2.63% Andrew E. Masich President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 90.44 four stars
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) 95.05 four stars
The Explorers Club (NY) 85.50 three stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 87.14 three stars
Connecticut Historical Society (CT) 85.34 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Senator John Heinz History Center- Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (412) 454-6000
EIN: 25-0965391

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Board Leadership

Diane P. Holder
Chairman

CEO

Andrew E. Masich, PhD
President, CEO

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