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United States Capitol Historical Society

Promoting the history of the Capitol and Congress

four stars

92.45

200 Maryland Avenue, NE Suite 400
Washington , DC 20002
tel: (800) 887-9318   Web Site
EIN: 52-0796820

Board Leadership
E. Thomas Coleman
Chairman

CEO
Ronald Sarasin
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.45 four stars
  Financial 92.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The United States Capitol Historical Society (USCHS), founded in 1962, is chartered by Congress to educate the public on the history and heritage of the U.S. Capitol building, its institutions and the people who have served therein. The Society continues exploring and instituting new and creative ways to bring the fascinating story of the Capitol, its institutions and our national history to people around the world. Society activities include educational tours, scholarly symposia, observances of historic events, enhancement and preservation of the Capitol's collection of art and artifacts, sponsorship of research on the public careers of those who have served in the Capitol, the sale of publications and mementos of historical nature and assistance to Congressional and other Capitol offices.

The United States Capitol Historical Society (USCHS), founded in 1962, is chartered by Congress to educate the public on the history and heritage of the U.S. Capitol building, its institutions and the people who have served therein. The Society continues exploring and instituting new and creative ways to bring the fascinating story of the Capitol, its institutions and our national history to people around the world. Society activities include educational tours, scholarly symposia, observances of historic events, enhancement and preservation of the Capitol's collection of art and artifacts, sponsorship of research on the public careers of those who have served in the Capitol, the sale of publications and mementos of historical nature and assistance to Congressional and other Capitol offices.

Financial

four stars

92.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 14.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United States Capitol Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United States Capitol Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 92.45 four stars
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) 95.05 four stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 87.98 three stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 85.44 three stars
The Explorers Club (NY) 85.50 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,801,303
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $168,912
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,970,215
   Program Service Revenue $193,395
Total Primary Revenue $2,163,610
   Other Revenue $395,497
TOTAL REVENUE $2,559,107
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,015,878
   Administrative Expenses $445,157
   Fundraising Expenses $75,466
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,536,501
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,606
   
Net Assets $3,783,217

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 Events/Publications $1,808,523 89.7%
Membership $207,355 10.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 07/01/2016 92.45 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 86.80 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 88.11 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 83.18 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 83.45 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.47 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 73.34 two stars
2009-01 11/24/2010 76.10 two stars
2008-01 02/01/2009 69.68 one star
2007-01 02/01/2008 80.74 three stars
2006-01 12/01/2006 80.70 three stars
2005-01 12/01/2005 80.74 three stars
2004-01 07/01/2005 61.94 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 52-0796820
Name in IRS Master File UNITED STATES CAPITOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code A82
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 (59) Other school related activities
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(908) Patriotic activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 1962
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$180,997 7.13% Ronald Sarasin President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 92.45 four stars
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MA) 85.00 three stars
Dayton History (OH) 92.22 four stars
The Explorers Club (NY) 85.50 three stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 87.98 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United States Capitol Historical Society
200 Maryland Avenue, NE
Suite 400
Washington , DC 20002
tel: (800) 887-9318
fax: (202) 544-8244
EIN: 52-0796820

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Board Leadership

E. Thomas Coleman
Chairman

CEO

Ronald Sarasin
President

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