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Hancock Shaker Village

Bringing the Shaker story to life

three stars

80.44

1843 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
tel: (413) 443-0188   Web Site
EIN: 04-2281657

Board Leadership
Diane Eshleman
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Trainer Thompson
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.44 three stars
  Financial 74.62 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Hancock Shaker Village brings the Shaker story to life and preserves it for future generations. Through this story we promote appreciation of the aesthetics, beliefs, achievements and controversies that have defined the Shaker experience in America. The Shakers are a religious order which believed in pacifism, celibacy, and communal living. Worship could take the form of singing and ecstatic dance, which is why they were called the "Shaking Quakers," or "Shakers." The utopian sect is renowned today for its plain architecture and furniture.

Hancock Shaker Village brings the Shaker story to life and preserves it for future generations. Through this story we promote appreciation of the aesthetics, beliefs, achievements and controversies that have defined the Shaker experience in America. The Shakers are a religious order which believed in pacifism, celibacy, and communal living. Worship could take the form of singing and ecstatic dance, which is why they were called the "Shaking Quakers," or "Shakers." The utopian sect is renowned today for its plain architecture and furniture.

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Financial

two stars

74.62

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
66.2%
  Administrative Expenses 21.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.61
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hancock Shaker Village on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hancock Shaker Village on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hancock Shaker Village (MA) 80.44 three stars
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) 96.55 four stars
Atlanta History Center (GA) 88.82 three stars
Society of the Cincinnati (DC) 88.37 three stars
The New-York Historical Society (NY) 95.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,259,240
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $18,400
Total Contributions $1,277,640
   Program Service Revenue $1,350,658
Total Primary Revenue $2,628,298
   Other Revenue $535,108
TOTAL REVENUE $3,163,406
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,526,608
   Administrative Expenses $474,249
   Fundraising Expenses $318,739
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,319,596
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $843,810
   
Net Assets $6,019,423

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
Interpretive Programming $723,109 47.4%
Museum Operations $376,106 24.6%
Shop Operations & Visitor Center $201,312 13.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/20/2019 80.44 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 74.65 two stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 73.82 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 70.35 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 70.42 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 73.49 two stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 76.20 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 76.13 two stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 77.05 two stars
2010-12 10/01/2012 87.86 three stars

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

EIN 04-2281657
Name in IRS Master File HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(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 January, 1963
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
$150,000 6.46% Jennifer Trainer Thompson President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hancock Shaker Village (MA) 80.44 three stars
Minnesota Historical Society (MN) 87.79 three stars
Brooklyn Historical Society (NY) 90.15 four stars
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum (MA) 96.55 four stars
French Heritage Society (NY) 85.50 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
tel: (413) 443-0188
fax: (413) 447-9357
EIN: 04-2281657

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 927
Pittsfield, MA 01202

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Board Leadership

Diane Eshleman
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Trainer Thompson
President, CEO

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