Disable all preview features
There was a problem enabling Giving Basket donations for this page. If you're looking to donate you can try refreshing the page.
If the problem perisists you can contact us or email: helpandsupport@charitynavigator.org.
You can include the Cart ID: Not assigned

Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The MacDowell Colony

Freedom to Create

84.08

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

Board Leadership
Nell Painter
Chairman

CEO
Philip Himberg
Executive Director

Charity Navigator

Error attempting donation

You're too fast!

Your donation attempt encountered a problem. Please refresh the page to try again.

You're faster than our page! Give the page a little longer to finish loading and try your donation again.

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.08
  Financial 77.85
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

77.85

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

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)
60.0%
  Administrative Expenses 22.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.19
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The MacDowell Colony (NH) 84.08
The NOCCA Foundation (LA) 90.71
The Loft Literary Center (MN) 88.91
Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz (DC) 85.82
Princess Grace Foundation-USA (NY) 85.98

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,356,775
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $600,393
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $35,000
Total Contributions $5,992,168
   Program Service Revenue $58,899
Total Primary Revenue $6,051,067
   Other Revenue $1,867,043
TOTAL REVENUE $7,918,110
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,188,839
   Administrative Expenses $1,075,746
   Fundraising Expenses $972,519
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,237,104
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,681,006
   
Net Assets $49,721,090

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 84.08
2018-12 06/01/2020 83.08
2017-12 06/01/2019 80.72
2016-12 11/01/2018 81.05
2016-12 10/01/2018 80.53
2016-12 09/01/2018 78.38
2016-12 02/01/2018 77.27
2015-03 06/01/2016 77.32
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 03/01/2016 78.45
2014-03 09/01/2015 83.76
2013-03 09/01/2014 79.84

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 MARIAN AND EDWARD MACDOWELL 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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,923 2.53% Philip Himberg Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$126,873 2.42% Cheryl Young Former Executive Director
$2,100 0.04% Lane Czaplinski Director
$2,100 0.04% Paul Reyes Director
$2,100 0.04% Arther Simms Director
$2,100 0.04% Carlos Murillo Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The MacDowell Colony (NH) 84.08
Magnum Cultural Foundation (NY) 87.23
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (NY) 96.48
Frameline (CA) 86.80
American Theatre Wing (NY) 92.80

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Nell Painter
Chairman

CEO

Philip Himberg
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.