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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Hitchcock Center

Education for a healthy planet

three stars

86.71

845 West Street Amherst, MA 01002
tel: (413) 256-6006   Web Site
EIN: 04-2487748

Board Leadership
Chris Hoch
President

CEO
Julie Johnson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.71 three stars
  Financial 84.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Education helps develop a community that understands connections among the human health, ecosystems and economies. The Hitchcock Center connects people with nature and encourages a deeper emotional bond with the natural world that sustains us all. Founded in 1962, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment fosters awareness and understanding of our environment through programs with a particular focus on children, who live in a world of environmental challenges. Our educational framework centers on five fundamentals: understanding principles of ecology, valuing place, promoting resilience, demonstrating sustainability in the built environment, and educating for active citizenship.

Education helps develop a community that understands connections among the human health, ecosystems and economies. The Hitchcock Center connects people with nature and encourages a deeper emotional bond with the natural world that sustains us all. Founded in 1962, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment fosters awareness and understanding of our environment through programs with a particular focus on children, who live in a world of environmental challenges. Our educational framework centers on five fundamentals: understanding principles of ecology, valuing place, promoting resilience, demonstrating sustainability in the built environment, and educating for active citizenship.

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Financial

three stars

84.77

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 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)
66.7%
  Administrative Expenses 18.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.27
  Program Expenses Growth 35.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hitchcock Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hitchcock Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hitchcock Center (MA) 86.71 three stars
Captain Planet Foundation (GA) 92.27 four stars
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 91.33 four stars
North Cascades Institute (WA) 93.88 four stars
Teton Science Schools (WY) 89.57 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $471,355
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,200
Total Contributions $480,555
   Program Service Revenue $282,483
Total Primary Revenue $763,038
   Other Revenue $142,762
TOTAL REVENUE $905,800
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $761,046
   Administrative Expenses $89,393
   Fundraising Expenses $101,448
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $951,887
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-46,087
   
Net Assets $6,115,278

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
Children, Youth, and Family Programs $432,417 56.8%
K-12 School Programs $229,020 30.1%
Adult Education Programs $99,609 13.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 86.71 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 80.23 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 77.40 two stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 72.79 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 04-2487748
Name in IRS Master File HITCHCOCK CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT 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 (59) Other school related activities
(349) Other youth organization or activities
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, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$66,453 6.98% Julie Johnson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hitchcock Center (MA) 86.71 three stars
Teton Science Schools (WY) 89.57 three stars
Acterra (CA) 90.16 four stars
Earth Force (CO) 87.63 three stars
Training Resources for the Environmental Community (NM) 89.73 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hitchcock Center
845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
tel: (413) 256-6006
fax: (413) 253-2809
EIN: 04-2487748

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Board Leadership

Chris Hoch
President

CEO

Julie Johnson
Executive Director

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