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The Boston House

Hope and Healing for Children with Cancer

four stars

93.35

229 Kent Street Brookline, MA 02446
tel: (617) 734-3333   Web Site
EIN: 04-2627411

Board Leadership
Peg Malumphy
President

CEO
Peggy Enirght & Andrew Richards
Co-Executive Directors

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.35 four stars
  Financial 90.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Boston House: Hope and Healing for Children with Cancer opened its doors in Brookline in 1979 as the Boston Ronald McDonald House, establishing itself as the eighth House in the country. The Boston House, which changed its name but not its mission in 2017, is a home-away-from-home for families of children ages birth through 21 being treated for cancer at Boston Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund Clinic and other area hospitals. Families live with us while their children are inpatients, undergoing surgery, chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants. They also stay while the children receive outpatient treatment such as radiation therapy and many types of chemotherapy.

The Boston House: Hope and Healing for Children with Cancer opened its doors in Brookline in 1979 as the Boston Ronald McDonald House, establishing itself as the eighth House in the country. The Boston House, which changed its name but not its mission in 2017, is a home-away-from-home for families of children ages birth through 21 being treated for cancer at Boston Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund Clinic and other area hospitals. Families live with us while their children are inpatients, undergoing surgery, chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants. They also stay while the children receive outpatient treatment such as radiation therapy and many types of chemotherapy.

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Financial

four stars

90.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.31
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Boston House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Boston House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Boston House (MA) 93.35 four stars
Project Sunshine (NY) 97.80 four stars
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth (TX) 93.88 four stars
Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PA) 95.67 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh (PA) 86.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $584,695
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $266,323
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $851,018
   Program Service Revenue $17,808
Total Primary Revenue $868,826
   Other Revenue $192,305
TOTAL REVENUE $1,061,131
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $791,284
   Administrative Expenses $118,719
   Fundraising Expenses $76,761
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $986,764
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $74,367
   
Net Assets $5,562,657

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
Ronald McDonald House Operations $791,284 100.0%

Ratings History
The Boston House has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 11/01/2017 93.35 four stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 95.68 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 97.13 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 96.81 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 96.83 four stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 96.99 four stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 94.87 four stars
2009-12 02/01/2012 89.76 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.73 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 88.66 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 98.77 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 77.99 two stars
2006-12 08/01/2008 87.44 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 91.88 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 91.75 four stars
2003-12 07/01/2005 91.54 four 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 04-2627411
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS ONCOLOGY SERVICES OF MASSACHUSETTS INC
NTEE Code G30
NTEE Classification Cancer
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (399) Other housing activities
(179) Other health services
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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, 1978
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$107,104 10.85% Margaret Enright Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Boston House (MA) 93.35 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix (AZ) 90.35 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati (OH) 90.86 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana (IN) 85.09 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh (PA) 86.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Boston House
229 Kent Street
Brookline, MA 02446
tel: (617) 734-3333
fax: (617) 734-5239
EIN: 04-2627411

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Board Leadership

Peg Malumphy
President

CEO

Peggy Enirght & Andrew Richards
Co-Executive Directors

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