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

Galveston Historical Foundation

Preserving the architectural, cultural and maritime heritage of Galveston Island

four stars

91.40

2228 Broadway Galveston, TX 77550
tel: (409) 765-7834   Web Site
EIN: 74-1487824

Board Leadership
John Smith
President

CEO
Dwayne Jones
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.40 four stars
  Financial 87.85 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and reincorporated in 1954 as a non-profit organization devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last 60 years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life, and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and reincorporated in 1954 as a non-profit organization devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last 60 years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life, and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

Financial

three stars

87.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 21.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.58
  Program Expenses Growth 11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Galveston Historical Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Galveston Historical Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Galveston Historical Foundation (TX) 91.40 four stars
The Mount (MA) 86.50 three stars
The American Civil War Center At Historic Tredegar (VA) 92.16 four stars
Preservation Virginia (VA) 86.84 three stars
Montpelier Foundation (VA) 86.30 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,109,494
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $173,980
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,283,474
   Program Service Revenue $2,248,755
Total Primary Revenue $4,532,229
   Other Revenue $1,541,963
TOTAL REVENUE $6,074,192
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,748,681
   Administrative Expenses $970,600
   Fundraising Expenses $12,048
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,731,329
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $342,863
   
Net Assets $13,893,326

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
GHF Museums $2,898,963 61.0%
Dickens Festival and Historic Homes Tours $1,535,734 32.3%
Preservation Services $303,300 6.4%

Ratings History
Galveston Historical Foundation has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.40 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 90.95 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.53 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.22 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 94.28 four stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 94.28 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2015 93.07 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 91.48 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 91.19 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 79.71 two 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 74-1487824
Name in IRS Master File GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION INC
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 (62) Historical site, records or reenactment
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 March, 1957
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
$138,347 2.41% Dwayne Jones Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Galveston Historical Foundation (TX) 91.40 four stars
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Preservation Trust of Vermont (VT) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Galveston Historical Foundation
2228 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
tel: (409) 765-7834
fax: (409) 974-4592
EIN: 74-1487824

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Board Leadership

John Smith
President

CEO

Dwayne Jones
Executive Director, CEO

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