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Friends of Hildene dba Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Our Mission: Values into Action Our Core Values: Integrity, Perseverance and Civic Responsibility

three stars

83.37

1005 Hildene Road Manchester, VT 05254
tel: (800) 578-1788   Web Site
EIN: 51-0201160

Board Leadership
Ken Moriarty
Chairman

CEO
Brian Keefe
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.37 three stars
  Financial 95.10 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Friends of Hildene raised the money to purchase the Hildene estate in 1978 and began the long process of restoring the home and gardens. The formal gardens, designed by Jesse Lincoln for her mother Mary, include many of the original plantings from 1907 and produce thousands of peony blooms each June. Hildene became home to only Lincoln descendants until 1975, longer than any other Lincoln residence. Today, Hildene's staff and volunteers welcome thousands of guests daily to the Lincoln home, exhibits, restored 1903 Pullman car, farms and walking trails.

Friends of Hildene raised the money to purchase the Hildene estate in 1978 and began the long process of restoring the home and gardens. The formal gardens, designed by Jesse Lincoln for her mother Mary, include many of the original plantings from 1907 and produce thousands of peony blooms each June. Hildene became home to only Lincoln descendants until 1975, longer than any other Lincoln residence. Today, Hildene's staff and volunteers welcome thousands of guests daily to the Lincoln home, exhibits, restored 1903 Pullman car, farms and walking trails.

Financial

four stars

95.10

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.83
  Program Expenses Growth 15.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Hildene dba Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Hildene dba Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Hildene dba Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (VT) 83.37 three stars
American Battlefield Trust (DC) 95.40 four stars
Archaeology Southwest (AZ) 97.11 four stars
George Washington's Mount Vernon (VA) 87.65 three stars
Archaeological Conservancy (NM) 89.88 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,761,488
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $81,720
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,843,208
   Program Service Revenue $815,025
Total Primary Revenue $2,658,233
   Other Revenue $102,014
TOTAL REVENUE $2,760,247
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,277,304
   Administrative Expenses $188,727
   Fundraising Expenses $334,995
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,801,026
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-40,779
   
Net Assets $12,897,141

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Public Education $795,373 34.9%
Lincoln Home and Grounds $745,853 32.8%
Historical Preservation $712,777 31.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 83.37 three stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 82.55 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 75.59 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 75.54 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 77.35 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 77.99 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 76.65 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 76.35 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 80.30 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 69.03 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0201160
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF HILDENE INC
NTEE Code A82
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$75,000 2.67% Seth B. Bongartz President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Hildene dba Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (VT) 83.37 three stars
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery (MA) 86.04 three stars
American Society for Yad Vashem (NY) 97.11 four stars
Archaeology Southwest (AZ) 97.11 four stars
The Royal Oak Foundation (NY) 92.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Hildene dba Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
1005 Hildene Road
Manchester, VT 05254
tel: (800) 578-1788
fax: (802) 362-1564
EIN: 51-0201160

Mail donations to:
PO Box 377
Manchester, VT 05254

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Board Leadership

Ken Moriarty
Chairman

CEO

Brian Keefe
President

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