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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The MacDowell Colony

Freedom to Create

three stars

80.72

100 High Street Peterborough, NH 03458
tel: (603) 924-3886   Web Site
EIN: 13-1592242

Board Leadership
Michael Chabon
Chairman

CEO
Cheryl A. Young
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.72 three stars
  Financial 73.65 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The MacDowell Colony is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.

The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which The MacDowell Colony defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. We encourage applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and who are investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns.

We apply the same egalitarian standards for all those who serve MacDowell either in a staff, volunteer, or representative capacity.

The mission of The MacDowell Colony is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.

The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which The MacDowell Colony defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. We encourage applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and who are investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns.

We apply the same egalitarian standards for all those who serve MacDowell either in a staff, volunteer, or representative capacity.

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Financial

two stars

73.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
59.4%
  Administrative Expenses 23.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.58
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The MacDowell Colony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The MacDowell Colony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The MacDowell Colony (NH) 80.72 three stars
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (NY) 89.60 three stars
Cinequest (CA) 89.28 three stars
The Kitchen (NY) 87.28 three stars
Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NY) 88.67 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,140,083
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $627,111
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $25,000
Total Contributions $2,792,194
   Program Service Revenue $42,579
Total Primary Revenue $2,834,773
   Other Revenue $852,857
TOTAL REVENUE $3,687,630
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,682,383
   Administrative Expenses $1,113,578
   Fundraising Expenses $736,705
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,532,666
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-845,036
   
Net Assets $44,454,768

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
Providing Housing to Artists $2,682,383 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 80.72 three stars
2016-12 11/01/2018 81.05 three stars
2016-12 10/01/2018 80.53 three stars
2016-12 09/01/2018 78.38 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 77.27 two stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 77.32 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 03/01/2016 78.45 two stars
2014-03 09/01/2015 83.76 three stars
2013-03 09/01/2014 79.84 two 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 13-1592242
Name in IRS Master File MACDOWELL COLONY INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 April, 1923
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,659 3.32% Cheryl Young Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$1,050 0.02% Michael Young Director
$1,050 0.02% Trevor Weston Director
$1,050 0.02% Arthur Simms Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The MacDowell Colony (NH) 80.72 three stars
Russian Arts Foundation (VT) 92.22 four stars
Chamber Music America (NY) 91.12 four stars
America-Israel Cultural Foundation (NY) 86.64 three stars
SAG-AFTRA Foundation (CA) 91.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The MacDowell Colony
100 High Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
tel: (603) 924-3886
EIN: 13-1592242

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Board Leadership

Michael Chabon
Chairman

CEO

Cheryl A. Young
Executive Director

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