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

The Supreme Court Historical Society

Expanding public awareness of the history and heritage of the Supreme Court of the United States

three stars

82.28

224 East Capitol Street, NE Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 543-0400   Web Site
EIN: 23-7420574

Board Leadership
Gregory P. Joseph
Chair

CEO
David T. Pride
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.28 three stars
  Financial 83.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1974 by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, the Supreme Court Historical Society is dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Society accomplishes its mission by conducting educational programs, supporting historical research, publishing books, journals, and electronic materials, and by collecting antiques and artifacts related to the Court's history. These activities and others increase the public's awareness of the Court's contributions to our nation's rich constitutional heritage.

Founded in 1974 by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, the Supreme Court Historical Society is dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Society accomplishes its mission by conducting educational programs, supporting historical research, publishing books, journals, and electronic materials, and by collecting antiques and artifacts related to the Court's history. These activities and others increase the public's awareness of the Court's contributions to our nation's rich constitutional heritage.

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Financial

three stars

83.66

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

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)
71.4%
  Administrative Expenses 19.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.50
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Supreme Court Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Supreme Court Historical Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Supreme Court Historical Society (DC) 82.28 three stars
Greenwich Historical Society (CT) 92.13 four stars
Maryland Historical Society (MD) 86.03 three stars
The Los Angeles Conservancy (CA) 90.14 four stars
Minnesota Historical Society (MN) 87.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $876,213
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $616,466
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,492,679
   Program Service Revenue $384,119
Total Primary Revenue $1,876,798
   Other Revenue $1,118,739
TOTAL REVENUE $2,995,537
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,959,460
   Administrative Expenses $561,125
   Fundraising Expenses $241,218
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,761,803
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $233,734
   
Net Assets $15,993,866

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
Book Sales $686,484 35.0%
Membership Services and Publications $367,356 18.7%
Teacher Training $242,575 12.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 82.28 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 82.95 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 80.77 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 83.17 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.91 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 80.44 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 83.35 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 73.36 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 75.24 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 71.63 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 61.34 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 74.47 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 74.73 two stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 86.76 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 71.98 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 81.03 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 23-7420574
Name in IRS Master File SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY THE SOCIETY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
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 (62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
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 December, 1974
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$191,774 6.94% David Pride Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Supreme Court Historical Society (DC) 82.28 three stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.37 three stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 90.15 four stars
Georgia Historical Society (GA) 95.11 four stars
The New-York Historical Society (NY) 95.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Supreme Court Historical Society
224 East Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 543-0400
fax: (202) 547-7730
EIN: 23-7420574

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Board Leadership

Gregory P. Joseph
Chair

CEO

David T. Pride
Executive Director

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