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Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery

Inspires all who visit, comforts the bereaved, and commemorates the dead in a landscape of exceptional beauty.

four stars

96.66

580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 547-7105   Web Site
EIN: 22-3084639

Board Leadership
Patricia B. Jacoby
Chair

CEO
David P. Barnett
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mount Auburn Cemetery, founded in 1831, was the first large-scale designed landscape open to the public in North America, and the inspiration for America's public parks. A National Historic Landmark, accredited arboretum, and urban wildlife sanctuary, Mount Auburn's beauty, historical associations, architecture, monuments, landscapes, and horticultural collections are internationally renowned. Mount Auburn serves as a 175-acre community resource, an urban oasis, and a museum of art and horticultural treasures. It is open 365 days a year, welcoming 250,000 visitors annually from around the world.

The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery seeks support from its members, other individuals, foundations, corporations, and public agencies. It receives gifts for education and interpretive programs and materials for the public, specific cultural projects, and operational support for horticultural rejuvenation and the preservation of its historic monuments, structures, and archives.

Mount Auburn Cemetery, founded in 1831, was the first large-scale designed landscape open to the public in North America, and the inspiration for America's public parks. A National Historic Landmark, accredited arboretum, and urban wildlife sanctuary, Mount Auburn's beauty, historical associations, architecture, monuments, landscapes, and horticultural collections are internationally renowned. Mount Auburn serves as a 175-acre community resource, an urban oasis, and a museum of art and horticultural treasures. It is open 365 days a year, welcoming 250,000 visitors annually from around the world.

The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery seeks support from its members, other individuals, foundations, corporations, and public agencies. It receives gifts for education and interpretive programs and materials for the public, specific cultural projects, and operational support for horticultural rejuvenation and the preservation of its historic monuments, structures, and archives.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
91.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 28.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery (MA) 96.66 four stars
George Washington's Mount Vernon (VA) 89.48 three stars
American Battlefield Trust (DC) 94.17 four stars
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (NY) 90.94 four stars
Historic Columbia (SC) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,324,537
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,324,537
   Program Service Revenue $91,037
Total Primary Revenue $1,415,574
   Other Revenue $7,788
TOTAL REVENUE $1,423,362
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,930,072
   Administrative Expenses $15,881
   Fundraising Expenses $40,839
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,986,792
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-563,430
   
Net Assets $1,530,260

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
2018-03 07/01/2019 96.66 four stars
2017-03 08/01/2018 76.39 two stars
2016-03 08/01/2017 73.65 two stars
2015-03 07/01/2016 69.27 one star
2014-03 06/01/2016 68.01 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 03/01/2016 62.52 one star

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

EIN 22-3084639
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY
NTEE Code A82
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- David P. Barnett President, CEO $257,634

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery (MA) 96.66 four stars
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (NY) 90.94 four stars
Morven Museum & Garden (NJ) 92.14 four stars
The Mount (MA) 87.85 three stars
Connecticut Landmarks (CT) 87.79 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 547-7105
EIN: 22-3084639

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Board Leadership

Patricia B. Jacoby
Chair

CEO

David P. Barnett
President & CEO

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