EIN 34-1262642

National History Day (NHD)

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The future of democracy depends on an inspired, thoughtful and informed citizenry. Historical understanding is crucial to that process. National History Day teaches essential historical literacy that motivates students to secure the future of democracy.
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University of Maryland
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Program areas at NHD

Summer Programs: Selected by the Library of Congress to develop several programs including two webinar series. NHD is also colaborating with ten master teachers to develop a teacher guide on using Library of Congress resources to support historical argumentation. In the Sacrifice for Freedom program, 16 student-teacher teams are studying World War II in the Pacific. NHD will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii in December 2021 to complete the program and honor the Silent Heroes the students have selected at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
State program: To assist and develop the program at the state and local levels. This includes conducting conferences and training, on-site visits, workshops, contest attendance and assistance, and some monetary assistance.
National History Day (NHD) is a highly regarded academic program for elementary and secondary school students. Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide participate in the NHD contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libaries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics significance in history, students present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries. These products are entered into competitions in the spring at local, state and national levels.

Who funds National History Day (NHD)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Diana Davis Spencer FoundationNational History Day Virtual National Competition$150,000
Pritzker Military FoundationGeneral Support$50,000
The Better Angels SocietyRecognition Awards for Student Documentary Films$20,000
...and 4 more grants received

Personnel at NHD

Cathy GornExecutive Director$183,055
Lorena TorresFinance Director
Lynne O'HaraDirector of Programs
Celie NiehausPresident$0
Noralee FrankelSecretary$0
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for NHD

RevenuesFYE 08/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,579,978
Program services$558,500
Investment income and dividends$120,931
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$283,871
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$29,035
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$2,572,315

Form 990s for NHD

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-082023-06-02990View PDF
2020-082021-04-13990View PDF
2019-082021-01-21990View PDF
2018-082019-10-12990View PDF
2017-082018-11-15990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
June 12, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 10 new personnel
May 8, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $100,000 from Patricia R Behring Foundation
November 30, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $100,000 from Diana Davis Spencer Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
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General information
4511 Knox Rd Ste 205
College Park, MD 20740
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Prince George's County, MD
Website URL
(301) 314-9739
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A03: Arts, Culture and Humanities Professional Societies and Associations
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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