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National History Day

It's not just a day, it's an experience

three stars

80.91

4511 Knox Road Suite 205
College Park, MD 20740
tel: (301) 314-9739   Web Site
EIN: 34-1262642

Board Leadership
Celie Niehaus
President

CEO
Cathy Gorn
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.91 three stars
  Financial 77.57 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1974, National History Day (NHD) is a highly regarded academic organization for elementary and secondary school students. The future of democracy depends on an inspired, thoughtful and informed citizenry. Historical understanding is crucial to that process. National History Day teaches essential historical literacy that motivates students to secure the future of democracy. Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide participate in the NHD contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. The program culminates in a national competition each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Founded in 1974, National History Day (NHD) is a highly regarded academic organization for elementary and secondary school students. The future of democracy depends on an inspired, thoughtful and informed citizenry. Historical understanding is crucial to that process. National History Day teaches essential historical literacy that motivates students to secure the future of democracy. Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide participate in the NHD contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. The program culminates in a national competition each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park.

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Financial

two stars

77.57

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National History Day on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National History Day on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National History Day (MD) 80.91 three stars
College Bound, St. Louis (MO) 87.83 three stars
Communities In Schools of Nevada (NV) 92.58 four stars
REACH Prep (CT) 94.30 four stars
Communities in Schools of Chicago (IL) 96.59 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,399,372
   Federated Campaigns $303
   Membership Dues $112,875
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $592,669
Total Contributions $2,105,219
   Program Service Revenue $1,321,933
Total Primary Revenue $3,427,152
   Other Revenue $293,159
TOTAL REVENUE $3,720,311
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,226,135
   Administrative Expenses $526,116
   Fundraising Expenses $159,379
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,911,630
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $808,681
   
Net Assets $4,823,675

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
National History Day Contest $1,302,697 58.5%
Summer Institute $850,021 38.2%
State Program $73,417 3.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 80.91 three stars
2017-08 02/01/2019 83.95 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 83.70 three stars
2015-08 10/01/2016 83.79 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 84.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 78.58 two stars
2013-08 07/01/2014 88.01 three stars
2012-08 07/01/2013 87.80 three stars
2011-08 05/01/2012 80.61 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 84.79 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 07/01/2011 88.23 three stars
2009-08 06/01/2010 88.43 three stars
2008-08 05/01/2009 71.89 two stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 69.92 one star
2006-08 05/01/2007 88.75 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 91.60 four stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 94.10 four 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 34-1262642
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL HISTORY DAY
NTEE Code B9X
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (914) Achievement prizes or awards
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$173,940 5.97% Cathy Gorn Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National History Day (MD) 80.91 three stars
REACH Prep (CT) 94.30 four stars
AMIT (NY) 87.29 three stars
Living Classrooms Foundation (MD) 90.59 four stars
Communities In Schools National Office (VA) 96.84 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National History Day
4511 Knox Road
Suite 205
College Park, MD 20740
tel: (301) 314-9739
EIN: 34-1262642

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Board Leadership

Celie Niehaus
President

CEO

Cathy Gorn
Executive Director

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