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

The New-York Historical Society

Making history matter

four stars

94.67

170 Central Park West New York, NY 10024
tel: (212) 873-3400   Web Site
EIN: 13-1624124

Board Leadership
Pam B. Schafler
Chair

CEO
Louise Mirrer
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.67 four stars
  Financial 92.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The New-York Historical Society is dedicated to exploring the connections between the events of the past and our lives today. Founded in 1804, its programs examine the richly layered history of New York City and State and the nation, fulfilling its dual role as a public educational center and scholarly institution. It holds one of the country's greatest collections of American art and historical artifacts, and one of the most comprehensive independent research libraries in the country.

The New-York Historical Society is dedicated to exploring the connections between the events of the past and our lives today. Founded in 1804, its programs examine the richly layered history of New York City and State and the nation, fulfilling its dual role as a public educational center and scholarly institution. It holds one of the country's greatest collections of American art and historical artifacts, and one of the most comprehensive independent research libraries in the country.

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Financial

four stars

92.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.58
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The New-York Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The New-York Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New-York Historical Society (NY) 94.67 four stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 87.14 three stars
Connecticut Historical Society (CT) 85.34 three stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 94.70 four stars
Oregon Historical Society (OR) 92.12 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,269,757
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,004,250
   Fundraising Events $5,474,331
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,311,562
Total Contributions $29,059,900
   Program Service Revenue $3,889,387
Total Primary Revenue $32,949,287
   Other Revenue $2,664,904
TOTAL REVENUE $35,614,191
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $29,407,697
   Administrative Expenses $2,636,795
   Fundraising Expenses $2,437,148
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $34,481,640
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,132,551
   
Net Assets $136,006,687

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 and Museum Exhibitions $14,985,109 50.9%
Library $5,802,544 19.7%
Education and Public Programs $5,699,085 19.4%

Ratings History
The New-York Historical Society has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.67 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 96.46 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 99.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 97.12 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2015 90.07 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 87.39 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 87.00 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 90.13 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 89.52 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 93.05 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 89.21 three stars
2008-06 03/01/2010 94.16 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 95.48 four stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 90.04 four stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 92.58 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 80.61 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 78.21 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 60.57 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-1624124
Name in IRS Master File NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related 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 April, 1938
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
$494,731 1.43% Louise Mirrer President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New-York Historical Society (NY) 94.67 four stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 87.14 three stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.56 three stars
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 91.20 four stars
Oregon Historical Society (OR) 92.12 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
tel: (212) 873-3400
fax: (212) 595-5707
EIN: 13-1624124

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Board Leadership

Pam B. Schafler
Chair

CEO

Louise Mirrer
President and CEO

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