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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

82.55

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 82.55 three stars
  Financial 91.08 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

91.08

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
71.3%
  Administrative Expenses 24.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.67
  Program Expenses Growth 13.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,602,781
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $71,040
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,673,821
   Program Service Revenue $735,866
Total Primary Revenue $4,409,687
   Other Revenue $96,901
TOTAL REVENUE $4,506,588
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,202,477
   Administrative Expenses $278,897
   Fundraising Expenses $218,783
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,700,157
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,806,431
   
Net Assets $12,855,946

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$81,500 3.01% Seth B. Bongartz President

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Hildene dba Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (VT) 82.55 three stars
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American Battlefield Trust (DC) 94.17 four stars
Morven Museum & Garden (NJ) 92.14 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