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

The New-York Historical Society

Making history matter

94.69

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 94.69
  Financial 92.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.91
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.1%
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) 94.69
Rhode Island Historical Society (RI) 86.90
Greenwich Historical Society (CT) 93.52
French Heritage Society (NY) 91.39
Humanities Texas (TX) 87.91

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,768,872
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,308,118
   Fundraising Events $6,331,226
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,259,182
Total Contributions $31,667,398
   Program Service Revenue $5,851,355
Total Primary Revenue $37,518,753
   Other Revenue $5,145,229
TOTAL REVENUE $42,663,982
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $37,397,915
   Administrative Expenses $3,243,665
   Fundraising Expenses $2,657,512
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $43,299,092
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-635,110
   
Net Assets $159,074,558

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 $20,226,364 54.1%
Educational and Public Programs $7,648,256 20.5%
Library $5,910,084 15.8%

Ratings History
The New-York Historical Society has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 94.69
2018-06 04/01/2020 95.94
2017-06 12/21/2018 92.75
2017-06 11/01/2018 91.22
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.67
2015-06 10/01/2016 96.46
2014-06 06/01/2016 99.91
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 97.12
2013-06 06/01/2015 90.07
2013-06 12/01/2014 87.39
2012-06 11/01/2013 87.00
2011-06 09/01/2012 90.13
2010-06 11/01/2011 89.52
2009-06 09/20/2011 93.05
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 89.21
2008-06 03/01/2010 94.16
2007-06 04/01/2009 95.48
2006-06 10/01/2007 90.04
2005-06 10/01/2006 92.58
2004-06 07/01/2005 80.61

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$633,339 1.46% Louise Mirrer President And CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New-York Historical Society (NY) 94.69
The Explorers Club (NY) 88.52
Oregon Historical Society (OR) 95.78
Humanities Texas (TX) 87.91
Nantucket Historical Association (MA) 87.15

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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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