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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

CN Advisory: High Concern

Belleville Improvement Society

P.O. Box 57 Newburyport, MA 01950

EIN: 04-2753817


On August 30, 2018, The Newbury Port News reported on the operations of Belleville Improvement Society, a charity that has recently experienced a material diversion of assets, in an article titled, "Former Atkinson Common caretaker sentenced to a year in jail." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Newbury Port News article.

  • On July 13, 2016, The Newbury Port News published an article titled, "No background check on ex-city contractor charged in $43,000 theft.." For more information, please see The Newbury Port News article.

  • On August 5, 2016, The Newbury Port News published an article titled, "Former caretaker of parks seeks new attorney in $43K theft case." For more information, please see The Newbury Port News article.

The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 04-2753817
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (998) Unspecified
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 March, 2016
Filing Requirement 990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End December
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2011

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Charity Contact Info

Belleville Improvement Society
P.O. Box 57
Newburyport, MA 01950
EIN: 04-2753817

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