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

Indiana Historical Society

Connecting people to the past

three stars

82.79

450 West Ohio Street Indianapolis, IN 46202
tel: (317) 232-1882   Web Site
EIN: 35-0876384

Board Leadership
Susan R. Jones-Huffine
Board Chair

CEO
Jody Blankenship
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.79 three stars
  Financial 78.29 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) has been Indiana's storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and disseminating the state's history. IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming.

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) has been Indiana's storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and disseminating the state's history. IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming.

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Financial

two stars

78.29

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.99
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Indiana Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Indiana Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Indiana Historical Society (IN) 82.79 three stars
New England Historic Genealogical Society (MA) 87.58 three stars
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 93.03 four stars
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) 96.55 four stars
Maryland Historical Society (MD) 86.03 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,574,752
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $213,387
   Fundraising Events $122,725
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,910,864
   Program Service Revenue $895,852
Total Primary Revenue $4,806,716
   Other Revenue $4,335,346
TOTAL REVENUE $9,142,062
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,794,417
   Administrative Expenses $1,549,413
   Fundraising Expenses $1,241,249
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,585,079
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,443,017
   
Net Assets $121,029,488

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 Programs $2,750,374 31.3%
Library $2,134,463 24.3%
Indiana Experience $1,468,009 16.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 82.79 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 83.95 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.44 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 81.50 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.82 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 85.65 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 80.50 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 85.01 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.54 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 89.67 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.91 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 87.10 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 86.97 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 88.21 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 70.90 two stars
2005-09 11/01/2006 75.30 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 58.11 one star
2003-09 02/01/2005 79.52 two stars

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

EIN 35-0876384
Name in IRS Master File INDIANA 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 (64) Commemorative event (centennial, festival, pageant, etc.)
(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 September, 1933
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$227,928 1.96% John A. Herbst President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Indiana Historical Society (IN) 82.79 three stars
Oregon Historical Society (OR) 92.33 four stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 88.58 three stars
French Heritage Society (NY) 85.50 three stars
New England Historic Genealogical Society (MA) 87.58 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
tel: (317) 232-1882
EIN: 35-0876384

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Board Leadership

Susan R. Jones-Huffine
Board Chair

CEO

Jody Blankenship
President, CEO

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