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Oldways Preservation Trust

Changing the way people eat

three stars

83.70

266 Beacon Street Suite 1
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 421-5500   Web Site
EIN: 04-3031978

Board Leadership
Sara Baer-Sinnott
Chair

CEO
Sara Baer-Sinnott
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.70 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1990, Oldways Preservation Trust is a internationally-respected organization, changing the way people eat through practical and positive programs grounded in science, traditions, and delicious foods and drinks. It is best known for developing consumer-friendly health-promotion tools, including the well-known Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. Oldways also creates and organizes a wide variety of other educational activities, conferences and materials about healthy eating, drinking, lifestyle and the traditional pleasures of the table. Its educational programs are for consumers, scientists, the food industry, health professionals, chefs, journalists and policy makers.

Founded in 1990, Oldways Preservation Trust is a internationally-respected organization, changing the way people eat through practical and positive programs grounded in science, traditions, and delicious foods and drinks. It is best known for developing consumer-friendly health-promotion tools, including the well-known Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. Oldways also creates and organizes a wide variety of other educational activities, conferences and materials about healthy eating, drinking, lifestyle and the traditional pleasures of the table. Its educational programs are for consumers, scientists, the food industry, health professionals, chefs, journalists and policy makers.

Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
90.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth -4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oldways Preservation Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oldways Preservation Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oldways Preservation Trust (MA) 83.70 three stars
NEO Philanthropy (NY) 94.07 four stars
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (DC) 89.79 three stars
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (DC) 88.55 three stars
Illinois Policy Institute (IL) 88.59 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $461,901
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,159,558
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,621,459
   Program Service Revenue $329,610
Total Primary Revenue $1,951,069
   Other Revenue $2,991
TOTAL REVENUE $1,954,060
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,515,084
   Administrative Expenses $158,867
   Fundraising Expenses $20,538
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,694,489
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $259,571
   
Net Assets $843,517

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
Whole Grains Council $353,138 23.3%
Oldways Culinarias $234,016 15.4%
Mediterranean Program $100,734 6.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 83.70 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 84.13 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 85.00 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 82.88 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 83.84 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.78 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 84.48 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 88.82 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 79.14 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 69.44 one star
2010-06 11/01/2011 60.63 one star
2009-06 09/20/2011 64.30 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 78.42 two stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 84.36 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 84.38 three stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 74.23 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 82.12 three stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 68.76 one star
2003-06 09/01/2004 49.29 zero star
2002-06 05/01/2004 72.11 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 04-3031978
Name in IRS Master File OLDWAYS PRESERVATION & EXCHANGE TRUST 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 (93) Cultural exchanges with foreign country
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 September, 1990
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
$167,955 9.91% Sara Baer-Sinnott Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oldways Preservation Trust (MA) 83.70 three stars
Mackinac Center for Public Policy (MI) 92.92 four stars
Center for American Progress (DC) 94.19 four stars
Center for the New Economy (PR) 91.99 four stars
The Committee of Seventy (PA) 87.24 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Oldways Preservation Trust
266 Beacon Street
Suite 1
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 421-5500
fax: (617) 421-5511
EIN: 04-3031978

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Board Leadership

Sara Baer-Sinnott
Chair

CEO

Sara Baer-Sinnott
President

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