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Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts (Trustees of Eliot School)

 PO Box 300351, 24 Eliot Street
 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
[P] (617) 524-3313
[F] (617) 524-8380
Abigail Norman
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EIN 04-2173050

LAST UPDATED: 03/19/2019
Organization DBA Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No


Mission StatementMORE »

The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all.

Mission Statement

The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Income $1,608,130.00
Projected Expense $1,608,130.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Classes in Crafts and Fine Art
  • Roslindale Arts Initiative
  • Scholarship Fund
  • School Partnership Program

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Mission Statement

The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all.

Background Statement

The Eliot School is one of a small group of early Colonial-era schools that survive today. Begun as a grammar school and now a community arts center, it still retains its founding commitment to diversity.

In 1676, a group of local residents donated corn and land to support a school in Jamaica Plain. In 1689, Rev. John Eliot, known as Minister to the Indians, endowed the school with an additional 75 acres, with the provision that it educate Native Americans and Africans as well as colonial children. For the next two centuries, it was a regular grammar school, adapting to the times.

Beginning in the late 19th century, the Eliot School turned increasingly to the arts. In 1874, it left the public school system and by the late 1880s had added sewing and carpentry classes. Plumbing, basketry and millinery also had their day. The school offered manual training for schoolteachers, instruction for adults, and manual arts for children both after school and during school time.

During this transition period, neighbors Robert and Ellen Swallow Richards played a significant role. Professors at MIT, they were proponents of vocational education and home economics, “shop and home ec,” staples of 20th century public schooling. Robert Richards sat on the Eliot School board for over sixty years until he resigned at the age of 100 in 1944.

Throughout the 20th century, students attended the Eliot School “to satisfy that instinctive desire of human beings to create.” The school played an important role in the growth of vocational education, continuing education, and after-school programming for children.

Today, we continue to offer instruction to people of all ages in fine and applied arts. We maintain an active relationship with the Boston Public Schools, and still provide an outlet for people to exercise creative expression.

In 2007, recognizing that children with working parents needed to stay at their school sites for after-school, we launched our School Partnership Program. As the program's popularity grew and word of mouth spread, we also began to offer woodworking and art classes at BPS schools during the school day. Initially serving 48 students at one school, in the 2011-12 school year we will teach over 1,100 students at 16 Boston Public Schools (10 after school, 6 during the school day), plus several related non-profit organizations.
In 2011, we enlarged the scope of our School Partnership Program to address the loss of art education in the public schools. With a strong cluster of school partners in Roslindale, we began our Roslindale Arts Initiative with the aim to bring great art education to all public schoolchildren in grades K–8 in one Boston neighborhood. We hope to create a model replicable in other clusters of schools in other neighborhoods.

Impact Statement

In FY13, we:
- taught visual arts and woodworking to 1,200 students in 15 Boston Public Schools and 10 related non-profits, through our School Partnership Program.
- taught craftsmanship and creativity to 1,500 students in our Jamaica Plain schoolhouse, including 500 children. Our most popular classes were in woodworking/furniture, sewing/fiber arts, and painting/drawing. We provided full scholarships to 52 children, forging a bridge between our School Partnerships and out-of-school-time classes in our schoolhouse.
- hired teens as Teachers' Aides in our Summer Program for Children. Half were students who began as art students in our School Partnership Program and continued with us on scholarship through the school year.
- launched our Roslindale Arts Initiative, building a continuous K-8 pathway of excellent visual art education as a model in one Boston neighborhood. Working with all 8 elementary, middle and charter schools in Roslindale, our efforts for the first time in recent memory meant every Roslindale BPS student received art classes last year. A community-wide Youth Arts Festival in June included members of the Boston City Council, outgoing Superintendent of Schools, and the head of Boston Public Schools Arts Office. Our curriculum work informed the new curriculum map of the BPS Arts Office.
- And created a strategic plan laying out our direction and work for the next five years.
In FY14, we aim to:
- teach over 1,200 students in 15 Boston Public Schools and 10 related non-profits through our School Partnership Program. This includes expansion to several youth centers at low-income housing developments in Boston.
- teach 1,500 students in our Jamaica Plain schoolhouse, including 500 children. Extend scholarships to over 50 children. Continue to hire teens as aides in our Summer Program for Children.
- through our Roslindale Arts Initiative, convene our teaching artists with BPS art teachers to add lesson plans to our visual arts curriculum, continue to share best practices, and coordinate two annual community-wide arts exhibitions.
- continue to refine our Middle School Initiative with curriculum and teacher support for visual arts and woodworking classes for Grades 6-8 that include a taste of related career exposure.

Needs Statement

For the remainder of this fiscal year, we must:
1) Complete funding for our building renovations project. ($40,000 left to raise)
2) Raise funds to fill the new position of Artistic Coordinator, starting mid-year. ($30,0000 left to raise)
In the longer term, we must:
3) Expand our staff and space to fully support our programs. (Cost and timeline to be determined)
4) Prepare for an eventual capital expansion plan and capital campaign

CEO Statement

I consider the Eliot School one of Boston's hidden gems. A thriving community art center, and a responsive and successful partner to Boston Public Schools, it truly embodies its commitment to creativity and diversity – art for all. It is an important part of Boston's educational history, and a living testament to our desire to learn and create throughout our lives.
I love working at the Eliot School. Today, as I write, I have encountered a four-year-old with a remarkable vehicle he made that includes wings, wheels and a beautiful sense of speed; a math post-doc finishing a cabinet whose strips of multi-colored wood follow a complex formula related to her family tree; four teens in rapt attention to their paintings; a teacher with a new idea about literacy and drawing; another teacher planning to take students to a sheep and wool festival; and a staff member wondering how to keep enough space available to store all of our students' projects. Meanwhile, we have teachers in eight public school classrooms this afternoon at various schools, teaching children to make images and objects by hand.
I find it inspiring to enter the building with its smell of sawdust and sound of hammers, its mixture of children and adults, people of all colors, all incomes, many different jobs and points of view. I also love to visit the schools where our teachers bring their excitement, energy and skill to so many Boston schoolchildren. I encourage you to a visit and see our programs in action.

Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served

Greater Boston Region-All Neighborhoods
City of Boston- Allston/ Brighton
City of Boston- Back Bay
City of Boston- Beacon Hill/ West End
City of Boston- Charlestown
City of Boston- Chinatown/ Leather District
City of Boston- North Dorchester
City of Boston- South Dorchester
City of Boston- Downtown
City of Boston- East Boston
City of Boston- Fenway/ Kenmore
City of Boston- Hyde Park
City of Boston- Jamaica Plain
City of Boston- Mattapan
City of Boston- Mission Hill
City of Boston- North End
City of Boston- Roslindale
City of Boston- Roxbury
City of Boston- South Boston
City of Boston- South End/Bay Village
City of Boston- West Roxbury

Our schoolhouse classes serve students from Jamaica Plain, the City of Boston, Greater Boston, and New England.
Our School Partnership Program serves Boston neighborhoods, currently including Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury and South Boston.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts Education
  2. Education - Adult Education
  3. Youth Development - Single Organization Support

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)



Classes in Crafts and Fine Art

Classes in our schoolhouse, for people of all ages, include Woodworking & Furniture, Sewing & Fiber Arts, Book Arts and Fine Arts (Painting, Drawing, Photography).
Our classes combine skill-building with creativity and focus on the pleasure of making things by hand. We are known for our excellent faculty, welcoming atmosphere, small class size, commitment to diversity, and the charm of our historic site.
We teach 1,500 students per year, including 500 children. Our website profiles our faculty of over 70 working artists and artisans. Classes range from single workshops to semester-long courses, plus a 6-week Summer Program for Children. Our Scholarship Fund allows children of all income levels to attend.
In 2010, Boston Magazine awarded us Best of Boston for Art Activity for Kids. In 2011, the New York Times featured our children's woodworking classes on the front page of its Home section.
Budget  $357,225.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  In the 2012-13 school year, we will teach 1,500 students, including 500 children.
Program Long-Term Success  People of the City of Boston, Greater Boston and beyond will experience the pleasures of craftsmanship and artistic achievement as they learn to make objects by hand.
Program Success Monitored By 
We ask each student (or parents, for students under 17) to complete a written on-line evaluation at the end of each workshop or class.
Once a year, we hold a focus group meeting in each of our departments to air ideas about how to improve and expand our program going forward.
Examples of Program Success 
Students testify:
Nick Siemaska, founder/proprietor of Room 68: Nick took two upholstery classes at the Eliot School, then taught a furniture restoration class. He then founded Room 68, a contemporary furniture and design store in Jamaica Plain. "My time with the school positively impacts me to this day. My experiences and the relationships I developed at the Eliot School helped me enter in my ownership role at Room 68 with greater confidence, added to my credibility in the design world, gave me several connections to artisans in the industry, and gave me recognition in an artist community."
Margaret Minor Wood, a parent, sends two daughters to sewing and photography classes. "The Eliot School is completely unique, and successful in its mission to provide a place for kids of all ages to try out creative activities and develop creative skills. The offerings are well considered, the teachers are terrific and the classes are something my children always enjoy."

Roslindale Arts Initiative

With our Roslindale Arts Initiative (RAI), we are working to bring great visual arts education to all public school students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 in one Boston neighborhood, with a model capable of replication in other neighborhoods and clusters of schools.

A recent survey indicates that nearly a third of BPS students still receive less than an hour per week of any arts education during the school year. The school assignment process further confounds continuity, and most students at best experience a crazy quilt of arts education with little sequence or continuity from year to year.

Roslindale provides a unique opportunity to create a community-wide solution. In 2009, the Boston School Committee voted to give all Roslindale elementary students preference to attend Roslindale’s sole middle school, bypassing the middle school lottery. This offered a structural opportunity to develop a seamless K–8 curriculum for visual arts. The fact that we already had strong working relationships with four Roslindale schools (three in the school day, one after-school) added promise to the opportunity.

Through the RAI, we are convening all seven Roslindale schools:
- Principals meet to understand how strong art education benefits their core curriculum, and develop long-term funding strategies to support it.
- BPS art teachers and non-profit teaching artists meet to share best practices, participate in professional development, and develop curriculum maps.
- Schools contribute to community-wide student art exhibitions and in other ways develop community support for art education in the schools.
- Strong evaluation and documentation lay groundwork for a replicable model.
Our ultimate long-term vision is for all Boston K-8th graders to enjoy high quality sequential visual arts instruction as a core element of their education. The Roslindale Arts Initiative brings Boston closer to that goal.
Budget  $86,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Scholarship Fund

Our Scholarship Fund provides a bridge between our School Partnership Program and our classes in Jamaica Plain, bringing talented, motivated low-income students into our schoolhouse for education outside of school time in visual arts, woodworking, and sewing/fiber arts. The Fund was established with a large individual donation in the winter of 2011, and matched with additional individual donations.
In its first six months, the Fund allowed nine low-income children to attend a total of 20 weeks in our Summer Program, and four adults to attend a total of 6 classes. Two of our teen students are continuing on scholarship in this school year, and preparing to join our next Summer Program as paid classroom aides.
Applications in fall 2011 far exceeded the Fund's capacity, and so our Board decided to restrict its use to children from our School Partnership Program. Even with this restriction, we wish to increase the size of the Fund over time, allowing us to increase the number of low-income students able to access classes in our schoolhouse.
Budget  $10,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

School Partnership Program

Our School Partnership Program (SPP) sends artists/artisans to teach visual arts and woodworking in Boston Public Schools and non-profit organizations, both during the school day and out of school time.
In the 2013-14 school year, we are serving over 1,200 children in 15 schools and 10 non-profits, primarily in Dorchester, Roslindale and Roxbury. 73% our students are low-income, with little other access to arts instruction.
SPP classes typically meet once a week for 12-week semesters, tailored to each school's needs. Schools contract for our services, and we add value in the form of evaluation, professional development, curriculum mapping, classroom aides, and staff support. The program is known for its excellent quality, responsiveness, and affordability.
Our SPP classes build skills and creativity, plus habits of studio learning and behavior that carry to other aspects of students' lives and contribute to school success.
Budget  $292,930.00
Category  Education, General/Other Extracurricular Arts & Culture
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success  Our BPS students will learn craftsmanship and experience creativity while engaging in hands-on learning in visual arts and woodworking.
Program Long-Term Success  Boston Public School students will receive excellent visual arts education, focused on hands-on learning, and will have at least some hands-on experience with woodworking in Grades K-8.
Program Success Monitored By  Teachers assess students at the end of each term. Eliot School staff observe teachers in classrooms, and teachers visit each others' classrooms for observations. We administer surveys to teachers and to principals at the end of each year.
Examples of Program Success  =

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Ms. Abigail Norman
CEO Term Start Mar 2007
CEO Email
CEO Experience
2007-present - Director, Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, Boston MA
2002-2006 - Program Coordinator, Forest Hills Educational Trust, Boston MA
1995-2001 - Freelance consultant and writer, Greater Boston MA. Clients included Alliance for Community Media, Boston Neighborhood Network/BNN-TV, JAM'Nastics, Women in Latin Jazz Festival, Jamaica Plain Gazette.
1999-2000 - Printer's Assistant, Muskat Studios, Boston MA
1990-1994 - Executive Director, Somerville Community Access Television, Somerville MA
1987-1990 - Access Coordinator, Somerville Community Access Television, Somerville MA
1985-1987 - Co-Director, PARTICIPATE, New York NY
1983-1985 - Freelance film and video production, New York NY
1981-1983 - Project Director, Media Network Information Center, New York NY
1979-1981 - Co-Director, Women Make Movies, New York NY
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1998 Massachusetts College of Art, BFA in Printmaking. Departmental Honors, Graduation with Distinction
1977 New School for Social Research, BA in Social Sciences
1974-1976 University of Chicago, Social Sciences Division
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms. Margaret Patterson Mar 2006 Jan 2007
Ms. Jennifer Ellwood June 2004 Mar 2006

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Alicia Chick Development Officer

Alicia previously worked as Director of Individual Giving at Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Manager of Individual Giving for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and earlier as Senior Development Associate at the Italian Home for Children (Boston). She holds a BS in Advertising from University of North Texas. Alicia is an adamant supporter of the arts and believes in their transformative power for students of all ages. She is an amateur photographer and aspiring yogi.

Ms. Alison Croney-Moses Program Director Alison (School Partnership Program Director) teaches woodworking and visual arts both in our schoolhouse and through our School Partnership Program in addition to serving as our Program Director. She is an accomplished woodworker, whose sculptures and furniture combine lamination and coopering. She holds a Preliminary License to teach Visual Art to Grades 5–12. Previously, as Education Director for Red Rabbit (New York City), she developed and led interactive cooking and gardening programs for teachers, parents and children. As Education & Outreach Coordinator for the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (Denver CO), she developed, managed and taught art programs for all ages. She has also been Wood Shop Assistant at Anderson Ranch Art Center(Snowmass Village CO), Catalyst Arts Fellow at Rhode Island School of Design and Fabrication Assistant for Situ Studio (New York City).
Ms. Claudia Fiks Director In-House Programs Claudia has more than 15 years of experience as an arts administrator and educator, promoting creative thinking, community development and innovation through the arts. She has worked closely with artists, teachers, researchers, curators, performers, volunteers, museum educators, policy makers, building partnerships and fostering collaboration, inclusion and integration. She served for five years as Director of Education & Programs at New Art Center (Newton) and more recently as a consultant to Creative Hub (Worcester) and Catalyst Conversations: Arts & Science in Dialogue. Claudia began her career in Sao Paulo, Brazil, managing Youth Leadership Training and initiatives in underprivileged areas; she then managed youth programs and multicultural arts festivals with Jewish Community Centers in Springfield MA and Providence RI.


Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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The following organizations offer our classes to their members and constituents, or offer classes in collaboration with the Eliot School:
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
North Bennet Street School
UForge Gallery
Through our School Partnership Program, we send teaching artists to schools to teach woodworking and art in Boston public schools and community sites. School and non-profit partners 2013-2014 include:
  • Boston Collegiate Charter School
  • Boston Teachers Union School
  • Conley Elementary School
  • Dever McCormack K-8 School
  • Holmes Elementary School
  • Irving Middle School
  • Lee Academy Pilot School
  • Lee Elementary School
  • Mattahunt Elementary School
  • Mozart Elementary School
  • Murphy K-8 School
  • Philbrick Elementary School
  • Sumner Elementary School
  • UP Academy Charter School
  • BCYF Roslindale Community Center
  • Boston Explorers
  • Boy Scouts of America-Boston Minuteman Council
  • Boys & Girls Club @ Sumner
  • British School of Boston
  • COMPASS School
  • Dorchester Family Initiative/DotWell
  • Roxbury Tenants Association of Harvard
  • Washington Heights Tenant Association

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 5
Number of Part Time Staff 12
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 75%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 6
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 13
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration No

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Ms. Melony Swasey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Sotheby's Unlimited International Realty
Board Chair Term Apr 2018 - Mar 2020
Board Co-Chair Ms. Jessica Welch
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Board Co-Chair Term Apr 2016 - Mar 2019

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Joanna Damp State Street Global Advisors Voting
Ms. Emily Fannon Mobispoke Voting
Mr. Edward Forte Forte Architecture + Design Voting
Ms. Karen Haas Museum of Fine Arts Boston Voting
Mr. Aaron Krakow Esq. Krakow & Souris, LLC Voting
Ms. Bonlyn McBride Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center Voting
Ms. Farzana Mohamed Planning Consultant Voting
Mr. Dana Rashti Neighborhood Health Plan Voting
Ms. Martha Rizzoli Citigroup Private Bank, Retired Voting
Ms. Melony Swasey Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty Voting
Mr. Melvin Tutiven Mt. Washington Bank Voting
Mr. Eric Warasta Moody, Lynn & Lieberson, LLC Voting
Ms. Jessica Welch Emerald Necklace Conservancy Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Henry Allen Discount Foundation, Retired NonVoting
Mr. Drew Bagdasarian DRB Associates NonVoting
Mr. Tony Enerio Barros Office of the Mayor, City of Boston NonVoting
Ms. Lori Smith Britton Community Resource Consulting NonVoting
Ms. Raquel Cardoso Rafael Hernandez K-8 School/ Boston Public Schools NonVoting
Mr. Cornell Coley Coley Communications NonVoting
Ms. Katie Connolly Milton Academy NonVoting
Ms. Deirde Day Community Volunteer NonVoting
Mr. James Dorsey IHC Global Insight NonVoting
Ms. Lee Englert Steppingstone Foundation NonVoting
Mr. Fabio Fernandez -- --
Ms. Nicole Fernandez Community Volunteer NonVoting
Mr. Julio Fuentes -- --
Mr. Curtis Henderson -- --
Mr. William Henderson Henderson Elementary School (retired) NonVoting
Mr. Devin Hill -- --
Ms. Andrea Howard West End House NonVoting
Mr. Alex Jacobson -- --
Ms. Janet Kawada Massachusetts College of Art & Design (retired) NonVoting
Mr. David Lapin Community Music Center of Boston NonVoting
Mr. Paul Levy Community Volunteer NonVoting
Ms. Jennifer Madar Madar MarCom NonVoting
Mr. James Maguire Merck Family Fund NonVoting
Mr. George Mallett Artists for Humanity NonVoting
Ms. Karen McGarity -- --
Ms. Nicole Murray Bridge Boston Charter School NonVoting
Ms. Titilayo Ngwenya Fuller Craft Museum NonVoting
Ms. Leslie Reid -- --
Mr. Michael Reiskind Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council; Jamaica Pond Association NonVoting
Ms. Molly Rubinstein Artisans' Asylum NonVoting
Ms. Antoinette Russell Eaton Vance Investment Counsel NonVoting
Ms. Jan Spitz Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (retired) NonVoting
Ms. Sandra Storey Jamaica Plain & Mission Hill Gazettes (retired) NonVoting
Mr. Robert Tuchmann Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LP (retired) NonVoting
Mr. Thomas Welch Thomas F. Welch Associates NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 2
Other (if specified): Other
Gender Female: 4
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 72%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Nominating
  • Personnel
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Scholarship

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Eliot School is a member of:Commonwealth of CraftJamaica Plain Business & Professional AssociationJamaica Plain Centre/South Main StreetsMASSCreativeNational Guild for Community Arts Education

Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Income $1,608,130.00
Projected Expense $1,608,130.00
Form 990s

2018 990

2017 990

2016 990

2015 990

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2018 Audit

2017 Audit

2016 Audit

2015 Audit

2014 Audit

2013 Audit

2012 Audit

2011 Audit

2010 Review

2009 Review

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $1,371,541 $1,149,759 $1,347,538
Total Expenses $1,418,417 $1,196,061 $1,213,252

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$345,385 $263,162 $654,052
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $158,507 $118,803 $221,372
Indirect Public Support -- $0 --
Earned Revenue $862,586 $759,530 $484,926
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- $-17,836
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $2,240 $3,620 $2,170
Other $2,823 $4,644 $2,854

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $1,067,343 $964,851 $946,109
Administration Expense $253,432 $194,007 $196,003
Fundraising Expense $97,642 $37,203 $71,140
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.97 0.96 1.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses 75% 81% 78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 19% 10% 8%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $2,048,469 $1,973,335 $1,871,367
Current Assets $1,758,213 $1,694,013 $1,595,868
Long-Term Liabilities -- $0 --
Current Liabilities $43,408 $35,417 $7,178
Total Net Assets $2,005,061 $1,937,918 $1,864,189

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 12.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 40.50 47.83 222.33

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Since 2008, we have experienced a period of growth both programmatically and financially. Our new strategic plan calls for a series of actions that will strengthen infrastructure and plan for future improvements to facilities.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's audited financials.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.


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