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

Atlanta History Center

Connecting people, history, and culture

three stars

89.26

130 West Paces Ferry Road, NW Atlanta, GA 30305
tel: (404) 814-4000   Web Site
EIN: 58-0566162

Board Leadership
Ernest Greer
Chair

CEO
Sheffield Hale
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.26 three stars
  Financial 85.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Formed in 1926 as the Atlanta Historical Society, the Atlanta History Center strives to connect people, history, and culture through one of the country's premier History Centers. The Atlanta History Center is a unique campus that houses the Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Swan House, Tullie Smith Farm, six historic gardens, and the Kenan Research Center. The Atlanta History Center also includes the Margaret Mitchell House, located off-site at our Midtown campus. Throughout the year, we bring history to life through living history programs, lectures with award-winning authors, toddler programs, homeschool days, school tours, summer camps, music series, annual festivals such as Sheep to Shawl, and much more.

Formed in 1926 as the Atlanta Historical Society, the Atlanta History Center strives to connect people, history, and culture through one of the country's premier History Centers. The Atlanta History Center is a unique campus that houses the Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Swan House, Tullie Smith Farm, six historic gardens, and the Kenan Research Center. The Atlanta History Center also includes the Margaret Mitchell House, located off-site at our Midtown campus. Throughout the year, we bring history to life through living history programs, lectures with award-winning authors, toddler programs, homeschool days, school tours, summer camps, music series, annual festivals such as Sheep to Shawl, and much more.

Financial

three stars

85.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
67.3%
  Administrative Expenses 28.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.88
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Atlanta History Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Atlanta History Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Atlanta History Center (GA) 89.26 three stars
Connecticut Historical Society (CT) 85.24 three stars
Western Reserve Historical Society (OH) 93.03 four stars
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 91.19 four stars
Robert E. Lee Memorial Association (VA) 85.47 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,751,482
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $335,663
   Fundraising Events $781,060
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $50,917
Total Contributions $3,919,122
   Program Service Revenue $1,212,247
Total Primary Revenue $5,131,369
   Other Revenue $6,249,584
TOTAL REVENUE $11,380,953
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,096,994
   Administrative Expenses $3,623,025
   Fundraising Expenses $472,698
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,192,717
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-811,764
   
Net Assets $145,914,868

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 12/01/2018 89.26 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 87.98 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 87.14 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.67 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 84.70 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 85.62 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 78.63 two stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 81.73 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.00 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 64.65 one star
2009-06 07/01/2010 63.73 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 64.60 one star
2007-06 09/01/2008 87.40 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 92.69 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 79.23 two stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 83.08 three 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 58-0566162
Name in IRS Master File ATLANTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC
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
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 August, 1944
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$353,076 2.89% Frank Hale President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Atlanta History Center (GA) 89.26 three stars
Humanities Texas (TX) 85.74 three stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.52 three stars
Oregon Historical Society (OR) 90.76 four stars
Virginia Historical Society (VA) 89.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
tel: (404) 814-4000
EIN: 58-0566162

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Board Leadership

Ernest Greer
Chair

CEO

Sheffield Hale
President and Chief Executive Officer

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