Detroit Historical Society in Detroit, Michigan (MI)

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Detroit Historical Society
Employer Identification Number (EIN)381381144
Name of OrganizationDetroit Historical Society
Address5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4009
ActivitiesFair, Industry trade shows, Other school related activities
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date10/1955
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization 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
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period06/2012
Assets$10,000,000 to $49,999,999
Income$5,000,000 to $9,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$10,310,862
Amount of Income$6,061,713
Form 990 Revenue Amount$5,441,402
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Arts, Culture and Humanities:

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Amount of income in 2012: $6,061,713 (it was $6,436,997 in 2011)
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Assets in 2012: $10,310,862 (it was $8,238,366 in 2011)
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Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2011

Functional expenses for 2011

Support schedule

Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?Yes
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$4,933,172
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$4,397,162
Program Service Revenue$265,717
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$78,899
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Net rental income$77,500
Gross rents (Real / Personal)$77,500 / $0
Less: rental expenses (Real / Personal)$0 / $0
Rental income or (loss) (Real / Personal)$77,500 / $0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$132,332
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory (Securities / Other)$1,447,895 / $0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses (Securities / Other)$1,315,563 / $0
Gain or (loss) (Securities / Other)$132,332 / $0
Net loss from fundraising events$-50,725
Gross income from fundraising events$77,185
Less: direct expenses$127,910
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$32,287
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$92,639
Less: cost of goods sold$60,352
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$2,671,170
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$435,296
Other salaries and wages$916,562
Payroll taxes$104,021
Professional fundraising services$0
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$8,238,366
Total liabilities$90,727
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Total net assets or fund balances$8,147,639
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total support$16,321,075
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$13,602,068
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$675,338
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$1,096,108
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources and Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$947,561
Unrelated Trade or Business Income (for 2009)
Gross receipts or sales less returns and allowances$8,516$0$0
Cost of goods sold$72,611$0$0
Gross profit$1,255$0$1,255
Capital gain net income$0$0$0
Net gain$0$0$0
Capital loss deduction for trusts$0$0$0
Income (loss) from partnerships and S corporations$0$0$0
Rent income$0$0$0
Unrelated debt-financed income$0$0$0
Interest, annuities, royalties, and rents from controlled organizations$0$0$0
Investment income of a section 501(c)(7), (9), or (17) organization$0$0$0
Exploited exempt activity income$0$0$0
Advertising income$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0
Deductions Not Taken Elsewhere (for 2009)
Total deductions$3,195
Compensation of officers, directors, and trustees$0
Salaries and wages$3,195
Repairs and maintenance$0
Bad debts$0
Taxes and licenses$0
Charitable contributions$0
Contributions to deferred compensation plans$0
Employee benefit programs$0
Excess exempt expenses$0
Excess readership costs$0
Other deductions$0
Unrelated business taxable income$-1,940
Unrelated business taxable income before net operating loss deduction$-1,940
Net operating loss deduction$0
Unrelated business taxable income before specific deduction$-1,940
Specific deduction$1,000
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