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Triangle Inc.

 420 Pearl Street
 Malden, MA 02148
[P] (781) 388-4311
[F] (781) 322-0410
Kelsey Strout
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EIN 04-2486905

LAST UPDATED: 12/08/2017
Organization DBA Triangle
Triangle, Inc.
Former Names Project Triangle (1971)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No



Mission StatementMORE »

Through support, challenge and opportunity, Triangle, Inc. empowers people with disabilities and their families to enjoy rich, fulfilling lives. We are committed to helping the world realize that we are all people with ability. 

Mission Statement

Through support, challenge and opportunity, Triangle, Inc. empowers people with disabilities and their families to enjoy rich, fulfilling lives. We are committed to helping the world realize that we are all people with ability. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $11,077,379.00
Projected Expense $10,584,820.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Employment Services: Adults
  • Employment Services: Transition-Age Youth
  • Empowerment Services
  • Independent Living Services

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Mission Statement

Through support, challenge and opportunity, Triangle, Inc. empowers people with disabilities and their families to enjoy rich, fulfilling lives. We are committed to helping the world realize that we are all people with ability. 

Background Statement

Founded in 1971, Triangle, Inc. was established by Massachusetts community residents of Malden, Medford, and Everett that believed people with disabilities had the potential to hold steady jobs and lead more independent, fulfilling lives. The agency began by providing employment opportunities to five people with developmental disabilities and, by the end of the following decade, was providing job training for more than 80 people and had opened two community residences in Malden.

Since 2001, Triangle, Inc. has continued to grow, always progressing to address the changing needs of the disability community. We implemented a School-to-Career program for youth with disabilities to find employment, the award-winning Ablevision program, and adult day programs that promote healthy and active living—all designed to serve the diverse needs of our broad constituency. Over the past decade, we have also completed strategic mergers with organizations IMPACT and Empowering People for Inclusive Communities (EPIC) in order to provide safety and self-advocacy services to a wider network of individuals.

In recent years, Triangle, Inc. shifted its focus from sheltered work to community employment. We ceased the expansion of our work floor, opting instead to provide career services that enable our job-seekers to secure competitive employment. This unprecedented shift was met with our sincerest efforts, and after evaluating our outcomes, it seems we are hitting our stride. Over the last six years, Triangle, Inc.’s placement rate has increased by over 400%, from 64 job placements in FY 2012 to 322 placements in FY 2017.

We are proud of our roots, and thrilled by the progress we have made. Today, Triangle, Inc. has continued to provide innovative programs and services for over 3,700 individuals from 105 unique communities in New England. We partner with countless local businesses, schools, public officials, and friends to help the world realize that we are all people with ability.

Impact Statement

  • A total of 322 community job placements were made for youth and adults with disabilities
  • Our young leaders with ability served a collective 1,856 community service hours with EPIC -- a 12% increase in FY 17 over FY 16
  • Our IMPACT:Ability program equipped 3,050 students to identify and protect themselves against abuse

Needs Statement

Triangle provides a wide variety of services -- employment (transition-aged youth and adult), empowerment, and independent living -- to its participants at great expense.  The costs of our services far outweigh the financial reimbursements received from state and federal agencies; we are required to raise at least $1.1M in order to provide all advertised services at needed rates.  Raising adequate amounts of funding from outside sources allows us to go above and beyond, funding our flagship programs and organizations, like: IMPACT, EPIC, School-to-Career, Transition to Successful Careers, Career and Community Access, Career Services, and Career Pathways. 

CEO Statement

As Triangle, Inc. completes its 46th year of operation, I'm excited to tell you about the innovative transitions our organization is making as it evolves to meet the needs of our participants in the 21st century.
Triangle, Inc. has long served as a stable, safe, and enriching environment. To enhance our participants' independence, all of our programs are now becoming community based -- giving the individuals we serve the opportunity to expertly navigate their own communities.  Triangle, Inc.'s network has extended to include employers, community organizations, and institutions of higher learning.
 These partnerships are already paying dividends -- in the past year, our career service programs have made 322 unique job placements.  This is a 37% increase over last year and a 400% increase since we started community placements in 2012.  Our 43 residents at ten residential homes are no encouraged to join recreation activities while also pursuing memberships at local organizations, and permitting them even more avenues in which they can be engaged citizens. With the support of our outside partners, we know that we can make these figures even better.
This past May, we were able to highlight our accomplishments at Amplify, our 46th Annual Celebration.  Program participant Shannon described how she not only secured paid employment through Triangle, Inc.'s School-to-Career program but also learned to navigate the MBTA.  Jordan beamed with pride as he spoke about his IMPACT:Ability training through Triangle, Inc.'s partnership with Boston Public Schools.  Referring to his graduation from the program, Jordan said, "My mom feels great because she always takes care of me, and now I can take care of myself."
Triangle, Inc. is providing high-quality services to people with disabilities in a number of ways.  We're excited for you to learn more about what more we're doing now and planning for the future.

Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
City of Boston- Citywide (Indiv. neighborhoods also listed)

In Fiscal Year 2017, which ended on 6/30/17, Triangle, Inc. served individuals from 87 communities in New England. Triangle, Inc. has four service centers, including our headquarters and new downtown offices in Malden and Boston as well as three other locations in Brockton, Randolph, and Salem. In addition, we also have ten community residences in the Greater Boston area.
Further detail is provided through the full profile. 

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
  2. Employment - Employment Preparation & Procurement
  3. Human Services - Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations

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



Employment Services: Adults

Career and Community Access (CCA): Triangle, Inc. offers a holistic approach to career exploration and community living skills for young adults, ages 18 to 29. On any given day, CCA participants might be on the Orange Line learning the MBTA, in a local kitchen making lasagna, or on the sales floor at Marshalls learning to provide customer service. We’re proud of CCA participants who are building work experience by working part-time, improving their communities by volunteering, and attending classes that enrich their personal and professional lives. We currently offer Career and Community Access in Malden.
Career Pathways: We connect career seekers with credentialed training opportunities and provide the comprehensive career development support they need to start working in growth industries like Allied Health and the Culinary Arts. We’re proud to partner with organizations like the American Red Cross to equip Certified Nursing Assistants and Bunker Hill Community College to train Food Preps with their sights set on Sous Chef.
Career Services: Qualified employment specialists work one-on-one with career seekers to help them start and advance promising careers at companies like Clarks, Dockside Restaurants, Jiffy Lube, TJ Maxx, or Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Whether we encounter a professional looking to re-enter the workforce, someone striving to secure their first job, or a recent hire who needs a little extra coaching on the new software system at work, we tailor our services to provide support that ultimately leads to success.
Employment Supports: We provide coaching to small groups of youth and adults who want to work successfully in the community, but may require a little extra on-the-job coaching. We’re proud to partner with companies like Bluefish Property Group, Boston Retail, and the Malden Department of Public Works who are committed to equal employment. When our job-seekers turn their focus toward a competitive job, we are ready with the tools to help them achieve that goal.
Budget  $2,801,029
Category  Employment, General/Other Job Search & Placement
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities College Aged (18-26 years) Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-Term Success  CCA, Career Pathways, Career Services, and Employment Supports are programs that help career-seekers with disabilities prepare for and find a job. The short-term goal of these programs is to teach participants of all skills needed to have a successful career. Those skills may include travel training on the MBTA, practicing interview etiquette, and learning how to be financially responsible.
Program Long-Term Success  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in January 2017, only 19.5% of Americans with disabilities were working, compared to a 68% employment rate for those without disabilities. Through our employment programs for individuals with disabilities, we are beginning to turn the tide by encouraging students, recent high school graduates, and adults to pursue employment -- while also ensuring that they have the skills to live independently and have a successful career.
Program Success Monitored By  The success(es) of our combined employment support programs are assessed by the same metrics:
  • Number of positions
  • Duration of the job
  • Salary
  • Hours
  • Employer satisfaction (qualitative)
  • Employee satisfaction (qualitative)
In FY17, Triangle, Inc. made 322 community job placements for youth and adults with disabilities. This is a ~38% increase from the previous year.
Examples of Program Success 
The total number of our (current and former) participants that have reached independent employment continues to be the best measurements of success for our adult employment services. The holistic, combined nature of our services provide the initial support that participants need in order to seek out and attain employment. The true benefit of our effort, however, is highlighted when burgeoning career pathways or long-term partnerships bloom as a result of the hard work put in by our participants.  
A Stop & Shop partnership, for example, has organically grown into a burgeoning career space for our participants. While our Career Pathways program has developed defined, professional training programs for industries like the culinary arts and allied healthcare fields, the growing Stop & Shop partnership has developed organically over time. Participants' employment there, at first, was sporadic and individually focused. Today, however, we have nearly 20 participants working at various Stop & Shop stores across ten local communities. These individuals are also climbing the career ladder within the company and industry – learning about and working in more advanced positions within the store as they gain seniority.

Employment Services: Transition-Age Youth

Transitions to Successful Careers (TSC): We provide a short-term program for currently enrolled high school students that prepares these individuals to have successful careers after graduation by exposing them to career readiness, job counseling, and a six-week internship.

School-to-Career (STC): We partner with students and recent graduates ages 16 to 26 to help them plan their careers, expand their professional experience through community internships, and secure competitive employment. We work hard to help our students start working as soon as they can and we provide the coaching they need to advance their careers. We have School-to-Career teams in Malden and Randolph that help young job-seekers establish independence and cultivate professional experience.
Budget  $888,269
Category  Employment, General/Other Job Training & Employment
Population Served College Aged (18-26 years) People/Families with of People with Disabilities Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-Term Success 
TSC and STC run programs that help our participants learn the soft skills that are necessary to live independent lives. Every day, staff assist our participant by providing hands-on travel training on the MBTA, conducting mock interviews, teaching our participants how to be financially responsible, and much more.
Program Long-Term Success 
For young people with disabilities, employment during high school is a critical determinant of their future career success. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 80% of youth with disabilities who do not secure employment during high school will never enter the work force. Through our TSC and STC programs, we hope to turn that statistic around by encouraging students and recent high school graduates to pursue gainful employment before adulthood, ensuring that when they leave school, they will have promising job prospects and the skills to live independently.
Program Success Monitored By 
The success of all of our employment programs is assessed by the same measurements:
  • Number of placements secured
  • Duration of each job
  • Salary
  • Hours
  • Employer satisfaction (qualitative)
  • Employee satisfaction (qualitative)
  • Rate of meeting employees' individual service plan (ISP) goals
Examples of Program Success 

TSC Success Story: Holly

Holly completed a six-week internship at the Black Horse Tavern in Winchester as a hostess. Upon completing her internship, she was asked to stay on the staff permanently. Holly accepted the position and credits the TSC program for equipping her with the tools necessary to be successful and have helped her realize her potential.


STC Success Story: Jake

Jake has overcome a lot and is now employed at AMC Lowes (Boston Common) as an usher where he works 30 hours a week. He enjoys using his free movie benefits when not providing remarkable customer service or making sure the facility is up to company standard.  Jake is completely integrated into his new work place and travels from Malden to Boston independently by public transportation.  He is serving as an inspiration to connect others to similar employment opportunities.

Empowerment Services

EPICEmpowering People for Inclusive Communities (EPIC) equips young people with disabilities lead their local communities and become strong self-advocates.

Service Warriors: EPIC Service Warriors is a community service and educational program for youth with disabilities between the ages of 16-23. Service Warriors meet for one year to participate in 12 community service projects in Greater Boston. In addition to service, these young leaders participate in 6 leadership development days to explore topics such as political literacy and disability history.

Youth Support Groups: We are proud to partner with the Multi-Cultural Independent Living Center of Boston (MILCB) to offer three monthly youth support groups – EPIC Youth Nights, QueerAble, and the EPIC Alumni Group – that provide the support, challenge and opportunity youth need to develop EPIC lives.

IMPACT:Ability is an evidenced-based initiative of IMPACT that equips and empowers people and organizations to prevent abuse through:

Safety and Self-Advocacy Classes: Youth and adults with disabilities work with our highly trained coaches to learn how to use their voice and bodies to establish safe boundaries, discourage potential threats, defend themselves in a moment of danger, and report unsafe interactions to at least two trustworthy people.
Abuse Reporting and Response Classes: Our inclusive training team equips teachers, nonprofit staff, and state employees to identify potential abuse, effectively report suspected abuse to proper authorities, and provide caring support and referrals for abuse survivors.
Budget  $917,704
Category  Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Community Service
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success 

EPIC: The short-term goal is to introduce individuals with disabilities to their wider community and get them actively engaged in service and leadership at a young age. 

IMPACT: By the end of a ten-week IMPACT safety and self-advocacy training session, 90% of the students in the class are able to demonstrate that they can identify the signs of potential or imminent harm and will display skills learned to thwart or escape danger. They will be able to identify at least one adult that they can trust and to whom they would report an abusive situation. Students will also be able to convey “stop” to someone who is bothering them and/or touching inappropriately. They will feel more empowered through a sense of safety in traveling to/from work or school.
Program Long-Term Success 

EPIC: The long-term goal is for EPIC youth to learn more about local communities and develop practical skills that will help them develop as leaders and pursue life-fulfilling future goals.

IMPACT: The long term goals for IMPACT are to increase and sustain feelings of safety at home, community, and work as well as to decrease the number of violent and abuse-related incidents they encounter on a daily basis. This is accomplished by giving individuals the tools they need to: recognize potential abuse or violence before it occurs, be able to self-defend, and identify a person of trust and tell that person if she/he has been the subject of abuse. Organizations, service providers, teachers, caretakers, and other advocates are also given the tools they need to recognize potential or actual abuse and how to follow the appropriate reporting protocols. Increasing someone’s feelings of safety in the community can have other positive results, like assisting them while they search to secure community employment.
Program Success Monitored By 

EPIC: The success of the entirety of EPIC's programs and initiatives is measured by tracking overall sign-up and graduation rates as well as service hours delivered.

IMPACT: The success of IMPACT is monitored by pre and post-tests evaluative measures and surveys that measure safety and self-advocacy knowledge, confidence in protecting one’s self, self-determination behaviors, and feelings of safety, self-advocacy, and general self-efficacy. An external evaluator from the Harvard-affiliated Institute of Community Health (ICH) uses participatory research methods -- combining quantitative and qualitative research methods that directly involves the participants, like the use of focus groups. Self-reports are also used.

Examples of Program Success 

EPIC: Monika Masszi joined the Triangle, Inc. community during high school as a participant in our School-to-Career (STC) program. Through her work in STC and her custodial training at Triangle, Inc., Monika was able to secure a position at Walgreens, where she worked for two years. While Monika enjoyed employment at Walgreens, she was also interested in engaging with her community in a more direct way.

After hearing about Empowering People for Inclusive Communities (EPIC) through Triangle, Inc., Monika applied to be a Service Warrior. She was accepted and spent a year completing service projects around Boston as a member of the 2015-2016 team and has since chosen to continue her EPIC journey as a Service Leader. While in EPIC, Monika learned a lot about herself. She realized that not only does she enjoy helping others, but she learned the importance of getting out in the community. For the past six months, Monika has been a full-time federal employee at the Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building where she works on the maintenance staff.


IMPACT: A 2012 research study conducted by the Institute for Community Health found that the IMPACT:Ability six-week curriculum demonstrated significant positive changes for students who received the intervention compared to a control group. Major findings included an overall increase in:

  • Students' safety and self-advocacy knowledge
  • Confidence in their ability to defend themselves in a dangerous situation
  • General self-efficacy
  • Likelihood to tell someone to "stop" when they were doing something inappropriate or unwelcome
  • Students’ sense of safety traveling to and from school after dark

Independent Living Services

Residential Homes: For 46 years, Triangle, Inc. has provided the opportunity for people with disabilities to reside in one of our (presently) ten residential homes on the North Shore and in Metro North Boston. We currently serve 43 residents, but our goal is to increase that number by opening at least one new residential home each year. Thanks to the commitment of our residential staff, we are able to provide care that enables our residents to establish independence and lead a high quality of life.
Shared Living: Shared Living matches an individual with a disability with a caregiver who welcomes them as an equal, contributing adult member of the household. In addition to providing logistical support for overall life and health needs, the home provider also finds fun, creative ways to help the individual expand their interests and community network. Home providers receive generous tax-free compensation and ongoing support from Triangle, Inc.’s team of human services professionals. The matching process is individualized in order to carefully integrate everyone’s needs and preferences.
Community Choices and All Stars: We recognize that one-size-fits-all approaches do not work well, so we have several community-based day support programs for adults designed to help them achieve their career goals while developing a more independent life in the community. These learning communities are designed for people that are focused on living fun, active lives in the community. These teams always display maximum energy when they are on their way to learn a new skill or simply enjoy the day in the community. Adults with disabilities have the opportunity to pick from an array of activities each day. In the morning, our crews might go on a tour at the Museum of Fine Art or learn about seasonal vegetables at a community farm. In the afternoon, they may go to a Roman Music Therapy class or wrap up the day with yoga.
Budget  $3,795,655
Category  Housing, General/Other Barrier-Free Housing
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-Term Success 
The overall short-term goal is to expose adults with disabilities to new community activities and spark new interests. The consistent support and created social network helps maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle. All of our independent living services aim to keep adults engaged in their communities while also easing strains on their daily lives.
Program Long-Term Success 
The overall long-term goal is for participants and residents to reach a level of comfort and independence that enables them to feel fully integrated into their careers and communities. 
Program Success Monitored By  Success is monitored by residents' satisfaction (for the residential homes and shared living) and by the participants satisfaction (for Community Choices and All Stars).
Examples of Program Success 
We are very proud to have recently opened our tenth residence in the North Shore, adding another crucial tool that helps our participants lead fulfilling lives. Our residential homes promote independent living and a sense of community, exemplifying what Triangle is all about. They run 24/7; staff members routinely make sacrifices in their personal lives in order to be there for their Triangle family on holidays, special occasions, medical appointments, and extreme weather events -- just to name a few. For many residents, this provides stability in their lives that they may not have otherwise and helps them overcome difficult times.
Danvers resident Frank epitomizes the positive role that our residential homes can play in someone's life. He has been living at his home for 13 years and has overcome many challenges with the support of his staff and four roommates. Frank is a prostate cancer survivor. A few years ago, he was admitted to the hospital for a heart-related complication and was later diagnosed with cancer. For two years, he was in and out of the hospital having tests done, receiving treatments, and taking medication. Frank was transferred from a hospital to a nursing home and was eventually placed on Hospice care. Frank fought hard during this time, and, with the support of staff that were taking shifts to visit and care for him from afar, Frank started to get stronger. He focused his energy on getting better and was more determined than ever to return to his home – and he did.

Frank is now healthy and happy to be home. He enjoys helping around the office and shredding papers before taking an afternoon break on the porch for some fresh air. On the weekends, Frank attends community events and likes to dance in his wheelchair; his zest for life is infectious. When asked what the best part about being home is, he replied, “I love seeing my staff every day!”


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Mr. Coleman Nee
CEO Term Start Jan 2016
CEO Email
CEO Experience

Before his time at Triangle, Inc., Coleman served as Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans’ Services from January 2011 to January 2015. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and Operation Desert Storm. He previously worked as Undersecretary of Veterans’ Services from 2007-2010.

As Secretary, Nee oversaw an over $120M budget, including a unique locally administered municipal veterans’ benefits program, $40M Veterans annuity program, two Veterans long-term care facilities and two Veterans’ cemeteries.

During Secretary Nee’s tenure, the Department created a number of new initiatives to increase access to services available for veterans, including the over 47,000 returning Massachusetts veterans from the Global War on Terror. He oversaw the creation of the Statewide Advocacy for Veterans’ Empowerment (SAVE) program, a first-in-the-nation initiative to support veterans and their families coping with the stresses of returning from war and assist them in obtaining veterans benefits and services. His team successfully instituted many new veterans’ workforce development programs, student veteran support services, and led new outreach/case management efforts to significantly reduce the number of homeless veterans and families in Massachusetts. Secretary Nee also oversaw management of the MA Women’s Veterans Network, one of the most successful women veterans' advocacy organizations in the Nation.

Prior to his service with the Commonwealth, Nee worked in public policy development, public relations and commercial, not-for-profit and private-sector management for over 20 years. He is a graduate of The American University in Washington DC.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mr. Jeff Gentry Chief Program Officer --
Ms. Janice Grassia Director of Human Resources          
Mr. John Kaiser Chief Development Officer --
Mr. Jeff Lafata EPIC Executive Director --
Mr. Michael Mastascusa Chief Financial Officer --
Ms. Rosa Ordaz Director of Transition and Community Services --
Ms. Taciana Ribeiro Saab Director of Workforce Development --
Ms. Meg Stone IMPACT Executive Director --
Mr. Drew Warren Director of Residential Services --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Research Article: Effectiveness of the IMPACT:Ability Program to Improve Safety and Self-Advocacy Skills in High School Students With Disabilities American School Health Association 2012


Affiliation Year
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network 2017
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 144
Number of Part Time Staff 74
Number of Volunteers 1
Number of Contract Staff 36
Staff Retention Rate % 72%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 61
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 49
Hispanic/Latino: 9
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 100
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 92
Male: 127
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

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

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 Mr. Mike McCurdy
Board Chair Company Affiliation Brookline Bancorp, Inc.
Board Chair Term May 2016 - May 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Jim Beatrice Retired, The TJX Companies, Inc. Voting
Jessica Black Community Partner Voting
Frank DiPietro State Street Corporation Voting
Representative Paul Donato MA House of Representatives Voting
Lesli Gilbert Clarks Americas, Inc. Voting
Cara Hesse Genzyme Voting
Herb Landsman HomeGoods Voting
Mike McCurdy Brookline Bancorp, Inc. Voting
Robert Miller Community Partner Voting
Michael Moran CFG Brokerage Network Voting
John Pereira Combined Properties 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
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 11
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 82%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $11,077,379.00
Projected Expense $10,584,820.00
Form 990s

2016 990

2015 990

2014 990

Audit Documents

2016 Audited Financials

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $9,836,634 $9,758,977 $9,610,894
Total Expenses $9,470,169 $9,385,914 $9,242,455

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $7,702,171 $7,390,063 $6,052,178
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $7,702,171 $7,390,063 $6,052,178
Individual Contributions $1,305,186 $1,383,735 $1,954,305
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $674,555 $844,165 $1,350,086
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $154,722 $141,014 $254,325

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $7,169,838 $7,251,798 $7,036,849
Administration Expense $1,586,345 $1,399,320 $1,387,628
Fundraising Expense $713,986 $734,796 $817,978
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.04 1.04 1.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses 76% 77% 76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 8% 8% 10%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $4,054,524 $4,361,976 $4,214,037
Current Assets $1,545,587 $1,685,436 $1,343,698
Long-Term Liabilities $713,709 $750,567 $748,926
Current Liabilities $1,148,210 $1,785,269 $2,012,034
Total Net Assets $2,192,605 $1,826,140 $1,453,077

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $185,000.00
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

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? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.35 0.94 0.67

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 18% 17% 18%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's audited financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.
Please note: the above data in the charts and graphs reflects consolidated data, including the accounts of Triangle, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.


The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.

1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Triangle, Inc. aims to help the world realize that we are all people with ability.

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

Triangle, Inc. assists people with disabilities by providing quality vocational evaluation, training, employment, social development, and residential services.

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

Triangle, Inc. is a diverse community of over 200 staff, 1000 people with ability, numerous families, and community partners that are focused on a singular goal: more independent and fulling lives for people with ability.

4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

Triangle, Inc. tracks how many people and communities are impacted by our combined programs and services offered each fiscal year.

5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

Triangle, Inc. has grown from serving five people with developmental disabilities in 1971 to over 3,700 people from 105 communities throughout Eastern Massachusetts.