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Boston Harbor Now

Bringing the islands to life

three stars

89.97

15 State Street Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02109
tel: (617) 223-8667   Web Site
EIN: 04-3268863

Board Leadership
Jeff Porter
Chair

CEO
Kathy Abbott
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.97 three stars
  Financial 86.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Boston Harbor Island Alliance promotes the use, enjoyment, and awareness of the Boston Harbor Islands national park area by creating vibrant public spaces, facilities, and programming on the islands, raising and managing the public and private resources necessary to do so. The Alliance attracts and manages funds for educational, recreational, and environmental programs and projects, and assists state and federal agencies with implementing services. One of our primary objectives is to create the environmental stewards of tomorrow by bringing youth to the islands and educating them about their environment.

Boston Harbor Island Alliance promotes the use, enjoyment, and awareness of the Boston Harbor Islands national park area by creating vibrant public spaces, facilities, and programming on the islands, raising and managing the public and private resources necessary to do so. The Alliance attracts and manages funds for educational, recreational, and environmental programs and projects, and assists state and federal agencies with implementing services. One of our primary objectives is to create the environmental stewards of tomorrow by bringing youth to the islands and educating them about their environment.

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Financial

three stars

86.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 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)
72.4%
  Administrative Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 13.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Harbor Now on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Harbor Now on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Harbor Now (MA) 89.97 three stars
Shelburne Farms (VT) 90.40 four stars
Glynwood (NY) 87.18 three stars
Hidden Villa (CA) 96.27 four stars
Audubon Naturalist Society (MD) 93.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,224,341
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $676,267
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $962,428
Total Contributions $3,863,036
   Program Service Revenue $149,083
Total Primary Revenue $4,012,119
   Other Revenue $-187,733
TOTAL REVENUE $3,824,386
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,100,906
   Administrative Expenses $738,635
   Fundraising Expenses $331,001
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,170,542
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $653,844
   
Net Assets $2,488,017

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
Visitor Services $1,404,347 66.8%
Sea Level Rise Education and Protection $476,655 22.7%
Park-Enriching Projects $219,904 10.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 10/01/2020 89.97 three stars
2017-03 09/01/2018 79.39 two stars
2016-03 07/01/2017 81.35 three stars
2015-03 11/01/2016 83.50 three stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 87.30 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 03/01/2015 79.27 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 79.97 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.07 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 86.39 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.80 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 86.66 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 90.66 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 95.85 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 91.88 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 96.46 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 96.01 four stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 85.52 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 04-3268863
Name in IRS Master File BOSTON HARBOR NOW 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 (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 July, 1995
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, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$209,243 6.59% Katherine Abbott President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Harbor Now (MA) 89.97 three stars
Glynwood (NY) 87.18 three stars
This Is The Place Foundation (UT) 88.81 three stars
Delaware Nature Society (DE) 92.08 four stars
Riveredge Nature Center (WI) 91.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boston Harbor Now
15 State Street
Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02109
tel: (617) 223-8667
fax: (617) 223-8671
EIN: 04-3268863

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Board Leadership

Jeff Porter
Chair

CEO

Kathy Abbott
President and CEO

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