The State Historical Society of Missouri is committed to managing your financial investment wisely. Our goal is to maximize the dollars entrusted to The State Historical Society of Missouri so that more of your money goes directly toward mission support. We hold ourselves to rigorous accounting and financial management standards to ensure that we meet the highest criteria for fiduciary responsibility with every contribution we receive.

Learn how you can help enhance SHSMO's mission to educate and inspire patrons throughout the state, across the country, and around the world through membershipdonation, and sponsorships.


The State Historical Society of Missouri is committed to nonprofit accountability and has received the GuideStar Participant Seal of Transparency. Our financial statements are audited annually by a professional third-party auditing firm and are made available for public review.

IRS Disclosures

Due to the July-through-June fiscal year, the completed IRS Form 990 is not available until the tax year following the close of the fiscal year on June 30. Fiscal year 2021, for example, runs from July 1, 2020, until June 30, 2021, and IRS disclosures will then be filed the following tax year, in 2022.

Audited Financial Statements

Audited financial statements are published as soon as they are finalized. Typically, this occurs in the first quarter of the calendar year following the fiscal year close.

Annual Reports

The SHSMO Annual Report is released each year at the Society's Annual Meeting, held in October. It is published online shortly thereafter and covers the preceding fiscal year.

The State Historical Society of Missouri is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Gifts and portions of membership dues may be tax deductible.