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Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC)

Changing lives through challenge and discovery

four stars

90.06

5-11 Drydock Avenue Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 328-3900   Web Site
EIN: 04-3027900

Board Leadership
William L. Elcock
Chair

CEO
Arthur N. Pearson
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.06 four stars
  Financial 92.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) is a not-for-profit organization whose primary purpose is to provide adventurous and challenging experiential learning programs that inspire character development, compassion, community service, environmental responsibility and academic achievement for early adolescents from all communities of greater metropolitan Boston, and the institutions and adults who support them. Using the wilderness as a classroom, Outward Bound guides students through a journey of self-discovery. By combining learning-by-doing, adventure, challenge and fun within a diverse group of students, we set the stage for them to explore their possibilities as leaders, problem solvers, and responsible citizens of the world community.

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) is a not-for-profit organization whose primary purpose is to provide adventurous and challenging experiential learning programs that inspire character development, compassion, community service, environmental responsibility and academic achievement for early adolescents from all communities of greater metropolitan Boston, and the institutions and adults who support them. Using the wilderness as a classroom, Outward Bound guides students through a journey of self-discovery. By combining learning-by-doing, adventure, challenge and fun within a diverse group of students, we set the stage for them to explore their possibilities as leaders, problem solvers, and responsible citizens of the world community.

Financial

four stars

92.70

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.17
  Program Expenses Growth 9.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) (MA) 90.06 four stars
Pro Kids Golf Academy (CA) 85.73 three stars
Ocean Discovery Institute (CA) 92.39 four stars
Wilderness Inquiry (MN) 98.23 four stars
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education (UT) 91.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,795,241
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,795,241
   Program Service Revenue $121,330
Total Primary Revenue $1,916,571
   Other Revenue $4,186,208
TOTAL REVENUE $6,102,779
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,207,092
   Administrative Expenses $942,171
   Fundraising Expenses $716,746
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,866,009
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-763,230
   
Net Assets $18,537,515

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
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 07/01/2018 90.06 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 90.90 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2017 89.91 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 89.56 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 12/22/2014 90.06 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2014 87.43 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 83.67 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 74.73 two stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 69.92 one star
2009-12 12/23/2011 70.89 two stars
2008-12 09/20/2011 65.18 one star
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 02/01/2011 68.69 one star
2007-12 07/01/2009 70.71 two stars
2006-12 09/01/2008 81.38 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 75.21 two stars
2004-12 10/01/2006 69.72 one star
2003-12 05/01/2005 71.36 two stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 81.29 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 85.50 three stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 80.85 three 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 04-3027900
Name in IRS Master File THOMPSON ISLAND OUTWARD BOUND EDUCATION CENTER INC
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 June, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,284 2.46% Arthur Pearson President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) (MA) 90.06 four stars
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education (UT) 91.67 four stars
NYC Outward Bound Schools (NY) 97.26 four stars
Walking Mountains Science Center (CO) 96.59 four stars
Wilderness Inquiry (MN) 98.23 four stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Thompson Island Outward Bound
  • Thompson Island Education Center (04-2104062)

Charity Contact Info

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC)
5-11 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 328-3900
EIN: 04-3027900

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 127
Boston, MA 02127

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Board Leadership

William L. Elcock
Chair

CEO

Arthur N. Pearson
President

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