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Boston Harbor Now

Bringing the islands to life

two stars

79.39

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

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.39 two stars
  Financial 75.64 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 84.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

two stars

75.64

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

84.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth -3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Harbor Now (MA) 79.39 two stars
World Forestry Center (OR) 87.32 three stars
Blandford Nature Center (MI) 87.81 three stars
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 88.26 three stars
Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (MI) 87.03 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,496,406
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $341,324
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $573,034
Total Contributions $2,410,764
   Program Service Revenue $269,023
Total Primary Revenue $2,679,787
   Other Revenue $-57,506
TOTAL REVENUE $2,622,281
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,952,391
   Administrative Expenses $366,685
   Fundraising Expenses $205,215
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,524,291
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $97,990
   
Net Assets $1,559,214

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 $1,534,049 78.6%
Risk Education and Protection $232,136 11.9%
Park-Enriching Projects $186,206 9.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$132,698 5.25% Katherine Abbott President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$118,589 4.69% Philip D. Griffiths Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Harbor Now (MA) 79.39 two stars
Glynwood (NY) 87.18 three stars
Access Fund (CO) 87.80 three stars
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VT) 85.91 three stars
Shelburne Farms (VT) 90.40 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

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