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

United States Capitol Historical Society

Promoting the history of the Capitol and Congress

four stars

90.68

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

Board Leadership
Donald G. Carlson
Chairman

CEO
Jane L. Campbell
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.68 four stars
  Financial 87.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

87.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.77
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,649,814
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $162,524
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,812,338
   Program Service Revenue $257,553
Total Primary Revenue $2,069,891
   Other Revenue $348,126
TOTAL REVENUE $2,418,017
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,886,895
   Administrative Expenses $384,230
   Fundraising Expenses $98,613
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,369,738
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $48,279
   
Net Assets $3,875,201

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$180,692 7.62% Ronald A. Sarasin President, CEO

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United States Capitol Historical Society (DC) 90.68 four stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.28 three stars
Oregon Historical Society (OR) 92.33 four stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 88.82 three stars
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 90.14 four 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

Donald G. Carlson
Chairman

CEO

Jane L. Campbell
President, CEO