Coronado Historical Association

Uniting our community through history.

aka Coronado Museum of History & Art   |   Coronado, CA   |
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Coronado Historical Association

EIN: 95-3872442


The Coronado Historical Association advances learning and stewardship in all by serving as Coronado's primary center for community history.

Ruling year info


Executive Director / Curator

Christine Stokes

Main address

1100 Orange Avenue

Coronado, CA 92118 USA

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Subject area info


History museums

Historical activities

Historic preservation

Population served info


NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

History Museums (A54)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms



Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The small city of Coronado has been growing and rapidly changing over the past 50 years. As the town changes, CHA works to preserve the unique civilian and military history that would be forgotten with this work. The Coronado Historical Association is the only organization that preserves and educates about Coronado's unique history, including the civilian and military history. Without the Association these stories, historical items, and community touchstones would be lost. The Association serves all Coronodans, especially the underserved military families in town.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Museum and Association Programs

The Coronado Historical Association is ​the premier steward of Coronado’s unique history, treasures, and stories in our community. The Association’s programs include exhibits, education programs, and research services. The Association serves the community of Coronado through successful programs such as​​ ​the Third Grade History Program, Historic Preservation Symposium, ​and Historic Home Tour.
One of the Association’s fundamental goals is to encourage appreciation of our local history, and this is certainly achieved through the Association’s Museum and committed volunteers. ​As the custodian of Coronado’s treasures and stories, the Association continues to foster best practices​ for the historic collections​ and develop its research services. Looking ahead, the Association’s primary goals are to expand capacity, strengthen operations, and ensure future viability as a responsible community partner.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free participants on field trips

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Over 500 served virtually.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Coronado Historical Association's goal is to save and share our local history, as a catalyst for uniting our community. CHA, an essential resource and sole steward of the community’s rich history. Our focus is to embody the historic small-town character of Coronado – documenting, preserving, and promoting its colorful past while engaging residents in their city’s unique history, including its vibrant culture and deep military
roots. As Coronado’s trusted historian, we safeguard our community’s heritage and history – the foundation of a dynamic, inclusive and vibrant society.

Our organization focuses its strategies on adult and youth education, exhibitions, and collecting to accomplish these goals.

The Association's highly trained staff and committed local community volunteers shape the Coronado Historical Association into the premiere and only local organization to accomplish these goals.

As the custodian of Coronado’s treasures and stories, the Association continues to foster best practices​ for the historic collections​ and develop its research services. Looking ahead, the Association’s primary goals are to expand capacity, strengthen operations, and ensure future viability as a responsible community partner.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?


Coronado Historical Association
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2020 2020 Financial Statement 2019 2018 2017 Coronado Historical Association 15-304 - fs (1).pdf
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 18.70 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Coronado Historical Association

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Coronado Historical Association

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Coronado Historical Association

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Coronado Historical Association’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$1,006,330 $33,391 $97,668 -$217,015 -$174,231
As % of expenses -120.4% 4.1% 11.2% -19.2% -18.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$1,054,315 -$14,935 $44,602 -$274,588 -$238,550
As % of expenses -119.3% -1.7% 4.8% -23.1% -24.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,113,196 $890,140 $922,462 $921,582 $692,260
Total revenue, % change over prior year -25.0% -20.0% 3.6% -0.1% -24.9%
Program services revenue 16.4% 21.5% 19.1% 23.9% 26.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.5% 2.4% 2.4% 0.9% 3.6%
Government grants 34.3% 42.8% 41.7% 41.8% 55.9%
All other grants and contributions 37.3% 18.5% 24.3% 25.5% 10.9%
Other revenue 10.6% 14.7% 12.5% 8.0% 3.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $835,777 $815,663 $872,842 $1,132,833 $929,130
Total expenses, % change over prior year 20.7% -2.4% 7.0% 29.8% -18.0%
Personnel 48.2% 48.1% 46.8% 34.3% 39.4%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 25.6% 26.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 26.2% 25.2% 53.2% 65.7% 60.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total expenses (after depreciation) $883,762 $863,989 $925,908 $1,190,406 $993,449
One month of savings $69,648 $67,972 $72,737 $94,403 $77,428
Debt principal payment $1,320,571 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,273,981 $931,961 $998,645 $1,284,809 $1,070,877

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Months of cash 3.0 3.2 2.7 0.8 1.4
Months of cash and investments 16.7 18.1 18.5 13.0 11.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 16.5 17.0 16.7 10.3 10.1
Balance sheet composition info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cash $210,159 $218,942 $196,205 $76,956 $109,049
Investments $950,259 $1,013,851 $1,149,918 $1,149,689 $815,134
Receivables $64,453 $12,298 $13,487 $1,445 $6,476
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,747,567 $1,770,551 $1,792,641 $1,801,284 $1,488,116
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 59.6% 61.5% 62.7% 64.6% 60.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.2% 1.1% 1.4% 3.4% 1.6%
Unrestricted net assets $1,854,004 $1,839,069 $1,883,671 $1,609,083 $1,370,533
Temporarily restricted net assets $37,148 $56,598 $99,546 $184,842 $130,085
Permanently restricted net assets $61,308 $61,308 $61,308 $61,308 $61,308
Total restricted net assets $98,456 $117,906 $160,854 $246,150 $191,393
Total net assets $1,952,460 $1,956,975 $2,044,525 $1,855,233 $1,561,926

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director / Curator

Christine Stokes

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Coronado Historical Association

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Coronado Historical Association

Board of directors
as of 10/11/2021
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Board chair

David Landon

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/11/2021

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

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