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

Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum

Preserving whaling history

90.75

18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA 02740
tel: (508) 997-0046   Web Site
EIN: 04-2104805

Board Leadership
Anthony R. Sapienza
Chair

CEO
Amanda D. McMullen
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.75
  Financial 88.96
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum ignites learning through explorations of art, history, science and culture rooted in the stories of people, the region and an international seaport.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum ignites learning through explorations of art, history, science and culture rooted in the stories of people, the region and an international seaport.

Financial

88.96

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.35
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) 90.75
New England Historic Genealogical Society and American Ancestors (MA) 88.73
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 96.82
Greenwich Historical Society (CT) 93.52
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MA) 85.35

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,632,531
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $167,417
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $228,300
Total Contributions $4,028,248
   Program Service Revenue $951,171
Total Primary Revenue $4,979,419
   Other Revenue $1,479,752
TOTAL REVENUE $6,459,171
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,581,263
   Administrative Expenses $752,028
   Fundraising Expenses $361,415
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,694,706
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,764,465
   
Net Assets $31,487,919

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
Educational Programming $1,993,802 55.7%
Exhibits and Publications $1,476,851 41.2%
Member and Community Programs $110,610 3.1%

Ratings History
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 90.75
2018-12 02/01/2020 96.55
2017-12 05/01/2019 93.25
2016-12 06/01/2018 97.75
2015-12 06/01/2017 95.05
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.31
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 90.46
2013-12 05/01/2015 93.21
2012-12 06/01/2014 87.54
2011-12 04/01/2013 91.47
2010-12 02/01/2012 82.34
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.20
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 68.08
2008-12 04/01/2010 63.84
2007-12 05/01/2009 74.02
2006-12 11/01/2007 84.07
2005-12 10/01/2006 80.26
2004-12 12/01/2005 81.41
2003-12 02/01/2005 50.23

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

EIN 04-2104805
Name in IRS Master File OLD DARTMOUTH 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 (59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(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 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, 1932
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$223,251 4.75% Amanda McMullen President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) 90.75
Nantucket Historical Association (MA) 87.15
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 96.82
The Explorers Club (NY) 88.52
Rhode Island Historical Society (RI) 86.90

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Charity Contact Info

Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740
tel: (508) 997-0046
fax: (508) 997-0018
EIN: 04-2104805

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Board Leadership

Anthony R. Sapienza
Chair

CEO

Amanda D. McMullen
President, CEO

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