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

The New-York Historical Society

Making history matter

four stars

95.94

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 95.94 four stars
  Financial 94.26 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

94.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.18
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,621,172
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,336,009
   Fundraising Events $6,058,027
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,070,315
Total Contributions $32,085,523
   Program Service Revenue $3,678,439
Total Primary Revenue $35,763,962
   Other Revenue $4,112,075
TOTAL REVENUE $39,876,037
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $34,446,235
   Administrative Expenses $3,174,136
   Fundraising Expenses $2,546,608
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $40,166,979
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-290,942
   
Net Assets $158,048,494

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$620,420 1.54% Louise Mirrer President, CEO

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New-York Historical Society (NY) 95.94 four stars
Maryland Historical Society (MD) 86.03 three stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 88.82 three stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.37 three stars
Minnesota Historical Society (MN) 87.79 three 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