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The Mount

Edith Wharton's Home

three stars

87.52

2 Plunkett Street Box 974
Lenox, MA 01240
tel: (413) 551-5111   Web Site
EIN: 04-2666846

Board Leadership
Daniel M. Kasper
Chairman

CEO
Susan Wissler
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.52 three stars
  Financial 89.26 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Mount is both an historic site and a center for culture inspired by the passions and achievements of Edith Wharton. Designed and built by Wharton in 1902, the property includes Wharton's gracious main house and expansive terrace; the historic stable, greenhouse, and gatehouse; and three acres of formal gardens surrounded by extensive woodlands. The Mount is the only monument to Edith Wharton in the United States, and one of just five percent of National Historic Landmarks dedicated to women.

The Mount is both an historic site and a center for culture inspired by the passions and achievements of Edith Wharton. Designed and built by Wharton in 1902, the property includes Wharton's gracious main house and expansive terrace; the historic stable, greenhouse, and gatehouse; and three acres of formal gardens surrounded by extensive woodlands. The Mount is the only monument to Edith Wharton in the United States, and one of just five percent of National Historic Landmarks dedicated to women.

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Financial

three stars

89.26

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.87
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Mount on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Mount on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,977,648
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $288,720
Total Contributions $3,266,368
   Program Service Revenue $561,400
Total Primary Revenue $3,827,768
   Other Revenue $170,171
TOTAL REVENUE $3,997,939
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,752,696
   Administrative Expenses $114,731
   Fundraising Expenses $224,187
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,091,614
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,906,325
   
Net Assets $8,297,468

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,694 4.57% Susan Wissler Executive Director

Mission

The Mount is both an historic site and a center for culture inspired by the passions and achievements of Edith Wharton. Designed and built by Wharton in 1902, the property includes Wharton's gracious main house and expansive terrace; the historic stable, greenhouse, and gatehouse; and three acres of formal gardens surrounded by extensive woodlands. The Mount is the only monument to Edith Wharton in the United States, and one of just five percent of National Historic Landmarks dedicated to women.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Mount (MA) 87.52 three stars
American Battlefield Trust (DC) 95.40 four stars
Historic Columbia (SC) 91.45 four stars
Maymont Foundation (VA) 87.94 three stars
Connecticut Landmarks (CT) 91.97 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Mount
2 Plunkett Street
Box 974
Lenox, MA 01240
tel: (413) 551-5111
fax: (413) 637-0619
EIN: 04-2666846

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Board Leadership

Daniel M. Kasper
Chairman

CEO

Susan Wissler
Executive Director