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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Nebraska Humanities Council

Cultivating an understanding of our history and culture

three stars

87.24

215 Centennial Mall, S Suite 330
Lincoln, NE 68508
tel: (402) 474-2131   Web Site
EIN: 23-7359778

Board Leadership
Amy Sandeen
Chair

CEO
Chris Sommerich
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.24 three stars
  Financial 82.41 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Serving Nebraska since 1973, the Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC) enhances the quality of life in communities across our state through programs that study the human race, its achievements, its creations, its dreams and aspirations, its failures and triumphs. The NHC promotes a better understanding of Nebraska - who we are and where we have been - to build a better future. The NHC enriches peoples' lives through programs incorporating history, literature, music, politics, philosophy, and other humanities-based disciplines that illuminate the human condition.

Serving Nebraska since 1973, the Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC) enhances the quality of life in communities across our state through programs that study the human race, its achievements, its creations, its dreams and aspirations, its failures and triumphs. The NHC promotes a better understanding of Nebraska - who we are and where we have been - to build a better future. The NHC enriches peoples' lives through programs incorporating history, literature, music, politics, philosophy, and other humanities-based disciplines that illuminate the human condition.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of organizations applying for grants
111
Change the way children (families) read and discuss books together
94
Students feel informed and think we have long term impact in their lives
94
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

82.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.03
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 70.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nebraska Humanities Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nebraska Humanities Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nebraska Humanities Council (NE) 87.24 three stars
Fund for the Arts (KY) 88.58 three stars
Americans for the Arts (DC) 91.45 four stars
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County (NC) 89.32 three stars
Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg (SC) 88.89 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $609,712
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $30,900
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $935,424
Total Contributions $1,576,036
   Program Service Revenue $32,446
Total Primary Revenue $1,608,482
   Other Revenue $26,242
TOTAL REVENUE $1,634,724
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,473,238
   Administrative Expenses $261,346
   Fundraising Expenses $144,782
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,879,366
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-244,642
   
Net Assets $57,208

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
Public Education $1,473,238 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-10 07/01/2019 87.24 three stars
2017-10 08/01/2018 90.32 four stars
2016-10 12/01/2017 87.82 three stars
2015-10 11/01/2016 89.18 three stars
2014-10 06/01/2016 90.07 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 11/01/2015 87.92 three stars
2013-10 12/01/2014 84.01 three stars
2012-10 09/01/2013 82.19 three stars
2011-10 07/01/2012 75.37 two stars
2011-10 06/01/2012 74.88 two stars
2010-10 09/20/2011 85.88 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-10 11/24/2010 79.81 two stars
2008-10 10/01/2009 82.35 three stars
2007-10 10/01/2008 77.73 two stars
2006-10 08/01/2007 77.08 two stars
2005-10 09/01/2006 72.85 two stars
2004-10 06/01/2005 61.97 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 23-7359778
Name in IRS Master File NEBRASKA HUMANITIES COUNCIL
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
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 March, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • October, 2017
  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,582 4.97% Christopher Sommerich Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nebraska Humanities Council (NE) 87.24 three stars
New England Foundation for the Arts (MA) 90.41 four stars
Americans for the Arts (DC) 91.45 four stars
National Guild for Community Arts Education (NY) 95.80 four stars
COMPAS (MN) 85.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Nebraska Humanities Council
215 Centennial Mall, S
Suite 330
Lincoln, NE 68508
tel: (402) 474-2131
fax: (402) 474-4852
EIN: 23-7359778

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Board Leadership

Amy Sandeen
Chair

CEO

Chris Sommerich
Executive Director

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