American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia, PA   |  www.amphilsoc.org

Mission

The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of "promoting useful knowledge." In the 21st century the Society sustains this mission in three principal ways. It honors and engages distinguished scientists, humanists, social scientists, and leaders in civic and cultural affairs through elected membership and opportunities for interdisciplinary, intellectual fellowship, particularly in the semi-annual Meetings in Philadelphia. It supports research and discovery through grants and fellowships, lectures, publications, prizes, exhibitions, and public education. It serves scholars through a research library of manuscripts and other collections internationally recognized for their enduring historic value. The American Philosophical Society's current activities reflect the founder's spirit of inquiry, provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas, and convey the conviction of its members that intel

Ruling year info

1934

Principal Officer

Dr Robert M Hauser

Main address

104 S 5th St

Philadelphia, PA 19106

EIN

23-1353269

NTEE code info

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS filing requirement

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

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

The Society's printed Yearbook for 2019 gives a complete account of the Society's activities. A copy will be furnished upon request. Details concerning contributions and research grants are on hand and are available for inspection at the Society's office.

Expenses
$8,917,568
Revenue
$90,963

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