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Hale Reservation Inc.

 80 Carby Street
 Westwood, MA 02090
[P] (781) 326-1770 x 11
[F] (781) 326-0676
[email protected]
Eric Arnold
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EIN 04-2111550

LAST UPDATED: 01/28/2019
Organization DBA --
Former Names Robert Sever Hale Camping Reservation, Inc. (1989)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No



Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of Hale is to offer educational and recreational opportunities that develop self-confidence, inspire a passion for learning, and encourage an appreciation for the natural environment.

Mission Statement

The mission of Hale is to offer educational and recreational opportunities that develop self-confidence, inspire a passion for learning, and encourage an appreciation for the natural environment.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014
Projected Income $2,247,847.00
Projected Expense $2,247,368.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Education and Adventure Programs
  • Hale Day Camp
  • Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures (HOLA)
  • Intrepid Academy at Hale
  • Open Space and Stewardship
  • Partner Camps

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Mission Statement

The mission of Hale is to offer educational and recreational opportunities that develop self-confidence, inspire a passion for learning, and encourage an appreciation for the natural environment.

Background Statement

Hale is a non-profit corporation managed by a professional staff that reports to a 21-member Board of Directors. The general direction, control, and management of the property and activities is determined by the Board. A Corporate Board approves the corporation’s by-laws and any transaction involving real estate.

The property consists of 1,137 acres of beautiful woods, streams, ponds and meadows in Westwood and Dover, Massachusetts. Four spring-fed ponds cover 80 acres. For 100 years Hale has been providing outdoor education and recreation opportunities for the people of Greater Boston. Hale is staffed and open to the public 365 days per year at no cost for walking, hiking, cycling, fishing, and cross-country skiing.

The land that is now Hale was a hunting and fishing ground for Native Americans long before the arrival of English colonists. In 1918 Robert Sever Hale, an avid outdoor enthusiast, true outdoor educator and pioneer in the Scouting movement, made his land available to Boy Scouts and other youth groups for camping. During that first year at “Scoutland,” there were 150 participants. By 1937, there were over 31,000 participants and at least 30 troops from Boston and neighboring communities maintained cabins on the property. In 1941, Mr. Hale died and “Scoutland” was renamed the “Robert Sever Hale Camping Reservation, Inc.” and subsequently modified to “Hale Reservation.” The property is not protected by any deed restrictions, but leadership is committed to insuring this beautiful tract of land stay intact.

Impact Statement

Once widely recognized for summer day camp programs serving over 4,400 children from over 70 communities in the greater Boston area, Hale has grown its educational programs in recent years.

Some of our top accomplishments of past year include:

  • 2018 marks Hale’s centennial. We are proud to be celebrating 100 years of providing meaningful outdoor experiences to children.
  • Each summer over 4,400 campers enjoy over 1,100+ acres of land and ponds for swimming, boating, team building, and general outdoor exploration. It is estimated that we give 100,000 swim lessons during the summer.
  • Our partnership with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) continues to be an area of focus and growth. We are happy to celebrate our 8th summer with Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures (HOLA) a program designed to stem summer learning loss among low-income, urban students.
  • Building on our success with BPS, we launched Intrepid Academy at Hale (IAH), which serves BPS juniors for an 18 week semester. While at Hale, students participate in an innovative program combining exercise, nature, and rigorous, personalized academics to expand minds and transform lives.
  • Our spring and fall seasons are becoming busier with 10,000 children visiting during the school year

Needs Statement

Now, more than ever, Hale's role in health and education is paramount. The sensations of the outdoors have been scientifically proven to help people. Stimulation from the colors of nature, the scent of spring flowers, fresh air, and simply observing the outdoors make humans healthier. Couple nature’s role in our health with the resources it provides for education and Hale’s 1,137 acres become the ultimate classroom and health center.

Some of our most pressing needs are outlined below:

In January of 2018, we successfully launched the pilot semester for Intrepid Academy at Hale with 50 Boston Public Schools (BPS) students. We set out to test the idea of students spending every day for a full semester of school at Hale for academic and social emotional curriculum. While some classes were held in the Trading Post and the Simches Family Center, the students became more and more familiar with the trails, woods and ponds as the semester progressed. This was a stark contrast to classrooms at their sending school in Boston. Access and the outdoors complemented the program’s very strong emphasis on physical fitness and mental health. As the semester progressed, students were able to clearly identify and attribute their improved study skills and outlook on life to the amount of time spent being outside and active. Our staff is now reflecting and evaluating what we learned from this pilot semester while planning 2019 recruitment, engagement and launch of phase two. To see our video and learn more about the program, please visit

Our Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures program (HOLA) program continues to be one our most successful with 140 students from 7 BPS and charters schools. This unique combination of camp and school is making great strides in combatting the summer slide – the amount of learning children lose when they are not engaged in meaningful activities during out of school time. As the HOLA program has grown over the years, we have had to move sites to accommodate the increase in number of participants. We are always looking for support for this important initiative.

CEO Statement

Hale is an invaluable educational resource for Greater Boston. Due to our location, natural environment, and facilities we are uniquely equipped to serve a very wide audience. Our 1,137 acres, three ponds, and 20 miles of trails serve as an outdoor classroom for students of all ages. Summer is the most active time of the year with close to 4,400 children visiting each year. Almost 50% of campers receive some form of financial aid. The volume of children from over 70 communities in our region creates a wonderfully diverse mix of children and staff. We welcome inner city, at-risk students, as well as children with Aspergers' Syndrome and some with physical challenges. Hale staff members focus on creating a trusting and safe camp atmosphere for all children.

Year-round, Hale serves as a living laboratory for thousands of elementary thru middle school aged students of the Greater Boston Area. Through our environmental education and teambuilding programs students are challenged to expand their knowledge of themselves and science. In addition, we work with colleges, universities and corporations and deliver quality teambuilding experiences. Hale is also open to the public and is a popular visiting spot for daily visitors. Staff and volunteers work diligently to monitor and preserve the quality of the beautiful woods, trails, peaks and waterways.

Board Chair Statement

Geographic Area Served

Campers and visitors come from 70 communities in and surrounding Boston. Communities include, but are not limited to Charlestown, Dedham, Dorchester, Dover, Malden, Needham, Newton, Norwood, East Weymouth, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston, West Roxbury, Westwood, etc.

Organization Categories

  1. Recreation & Sports - Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities
  2. Education - Elementary & Secondary Schools
  3. Environment - Environmental Education

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

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Education and Adventure Programs

Hale offers adventure and environmental awareness programs year round. Operating since 1976, our educational day programs are an excellent hands-on complement to school curricula while our adventure programs, offering high/low ropes courses and teambuilding activities, promote character development and improved interpersonal skills for groups of all ages.

Budget  418K
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adults People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success 

The Education and Adventure program was able to host Westwood’s Thurston Middle School last year for environmental programming and teambuilding. Hale seamlessly handled nearly 800 students over less than 10 days.

Program Long-Term Success 

Many groups have utilized our unique and natural setting to complement their classwork for over 30 years. Teachers enjoy our curriculum-based environmental programming that aligns with Massachusetts standards. The audience exposure has continued to increase over time.

Program Success Monitored By 

Program success is monitored by surveys completed by teachers and students. In addition, our positive retention rate is indicative of our achievement.

Examples of Program Success 

We continue to reach out to more schools and groups each year. The popularity of Hale’s Universal Ropes Course for campers and corporate use has been phenomenal. The response to this experiential programming has been so positive that Hale built a second Universal Ropes Course to handle the program requests.

Hale Day Camp

A summer day camp for boys and girls entering kindergarten through eighth grade that offers swimming, fishing, boating, nature study, arts and crafts, music, archery, games, sports, teambuilding, and a ropes course. Hale Day Camp also offers specialty camps that focus on mountain biking, adventure activities, and environmental education. For older campers, Hale coordinates overnights, field trips, and special events. Many former campers go on to participate in Hale’s training programs where young teens gain leadership and teamwork experience. Upon completing these programs, many are invited back to Hale Day Camp as seasonal employees.

Budget  696K
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

Campers leave having gained environmental, health and fitness knowledge and have staved off summer learning loss. Children increase their self confidence, ability to work with others and team-building skills.

Program Long-Term Success 

Our camp programs have consistently grown and have been updated to meet the needs of our expanding audiences.

Program Success Monitored By 

Hale consistently monitors program success through survey feedback from campers, parents and counselors. We routinely receive positive comments on the program experience, knowledge gained and confidence acquired. Suggestions for improvement are considered and implemented if possible. Hale also looks at its continually expanding rosters as an indication of its success.

Examples of Program Success 

Over 4,400 children attend summer camp at Hale each year. The programs continue to diversify and reach out to more participants. We have been able to add more programs, activities and great learning experiences, all of which help to thwart summer learning loss. Not only have we met the needs of this large group, but we have consistently received positive feedback.

Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures (HOLA)

The HOLA program is part of the Boston Public School’s (BPS) Summer Learning Project. Students from six Boston partner elementary schools and one Charter School participate in an intense five-week program designed to stem summer learning loss. The program includes academic programs with instruction from BPS teachers and enrichment activities such as archery, swimming, ropes course, orienteering, and outdoor living skills.

Budget  243K
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations Minorities
Program Short-Term Success 

The HOLA program has consistently scored very high on evaluations by outside groups.

Program Long-Term Success 

In 2018 HOLA entered its eighth year. The impact on the children’s lives has been remarkable and there are positive outcomes for the classrooms as a whole as these children return to school with positive attitudes and willingness to participate. Our alumni program continues to bring campers back for subsequent summer opportunities.  We anticipate 2019 being the first year where alumni can become counselors in training.

Program Success Monitored By 

Program success is monitored by surveys completed by teachers and students. In addition, our positive retention rate is indicative of our achievement.

Examples of Program Success 

Boston After School and Beyond evaluated such points as program organization, youth opportunity for initiative, engagement in learning, communication, and academic skill and confidence. Hale scored very high in all areas.

Intrepid Academy at Hale

Intrepid Academy at Hale (IAH) is is a semester long opportunity for low-income Boston Public Schools 11th graders to spend each weekday, for 18 weeks, utilizing the Hale campus and natural areas as a classroom. The challenging, active and personalized educational experience prepares students for academic success, nurtures body and mind, and inspires a passion and curiosity for future academic pursuits and a lifetime of health and wellness. This innovative program breaks down the walls of conventional schools; it brings students outdoors, and enables them to earn traditional course credits through a nontraditional, active and interdisciplinary education experience that implements personalized learning. Students leave IAH with healthier minds and bodies, as well as a determined spirit that will help them become leaders in their schools and communities.
Budget  353K
Category  Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success   Students in our pilot semester reported better study skills, increased interest in learning, improved health and wellness, and a clearer sense of personal and educational goals.
Program Long-Term Success   Since the program has only had one semester, we cannot report on long-term success, however, similar semester programs typically yield life changing results.
Program Success Monitored By  The program was monitored by a variety of sources including the Intrepid Design team made up of educational professionals from Boston Public Schools, Westwood Public Schools, local Charter School programs, Boston After School and Beyond, Teachers21, and others.
Examples of Program Success 
  1. Student X"s GPA during the second term (at ACC) was a 0.20 (4 F’s and one D), but his GPA while at IAH was 2.75. He had one of the best final Intrepid Talks with a presentation about the impacts of concussions on the brain due to his interest in MMA fighting (mixed martial arts). He stayed after school on multiple occasions for Mountain Biking practice, although he never officially competed in a race. He flourished at IAH and discovered his best self while pushing himself academically and socially as he became a leader for our community. A quote from him: “Hale has changed my perspective on nature. Before Hale I thought going all the way to a reservation just to walk around was stupid, but now I can understand. While being at Hale I have been more focused on my school work and I have been happier and I feel healthier.”

Student Z was someone that was initially very hesitant to join the IAH semester because of a personal traumatic loss in her close family and a difficult relationship with school. She was extremely academically motivated, but was not coming to school very often. After some convincing, she joined IAH and became a star in our community. While her academics continued to improve, more important was her discovery of the healing benefits of nature and daily exercise. She wrote and presented her Intrepid Talk about the power of nature in overcoming personal trauma, exploring the neuroscience, evolutionary ties, and social implications. After a powerful experience with the Law Class at IAH, she went on to join a summer internship in the courts through a program called Judicial Youth Corps (JYC). Again, she flourished in this environment and is looking toward becoming a lawyer in her future.

Open Space and Stewardship

Hale is proud to offer over 1,137 acres and 20 miles of trails for public use free of charge. With the help of over 500 volunteers annually, Hale conducts an active stewardship program which regularly monitors water quality, trail maintenance, and forest management.

Budget  186K
Category  Environment, General/Other Land Conservation
Population Served Families Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

A program of pond water quality monitoring is in place at Hale. The information from this data and monthly inspections by an aquatic management team help guide our management of nuisance aquatic plants and algae. In addition, we are in the early stages of a dam stewardship and restoration program.

Program Long-Term Success  Hale invests substantial time, energy and resources to improve the protection and management of its natural resources. We continue in our efforts to be more “green” and strive to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint. For instance carbon is sequestered when trees removed on the property are turned into commodities such as timber to make roughhewn benches or firewood. The branches are chipped into woodchips and used around the property to make the area look nice, save water and reduce the dust.

Installation of aeration systems to all swimming beaches enhances water quality by oxygenating and circulating the water in swim areas. Both improve water quality.
Program Success Monitored By 

In the summer, Hale conducts weekly testing of its swimming beaches and monthly drinking water tests. Aquatic Control Technologies is an outside aquatic management firm who surveys our pond monthly, takes corrective measures when necessary and provides us with an annual summary of water quality analysis.

Examples of Program Success 

The installation of a new, level Cat Rock lawn provided a safer play space for campers and visitors. Not only are the cuts and bruises minimized, but also the reduction of dust is helpful to people with breathing issues such as asthma.

In addition, routine testing of our beach water shows dramatic improvements in Hale’s water quality. We have had less beach closures since we began the prevention of geese mating, implemented improved hand washing education (posting clean health practices in beach restrooms), and added beach aeration systems six years ago. In 2007, all drinking wells were inspected and repaired, assuring us a safe drinking water infrastructure for years to come.

Partner Camps

Boston-area human service agencies operate daily activities from program-specific sites. Hale maintains all camp facilities and employs lifeguards, water safety instructors, Wellness Center staff, boating, ropes course and teambuilding instructors, and environmental science experts.

Budget  523K
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Minorities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

A new leadership program was implemented to train “graduates” from the Partner Camps to take on the role of counselor.

Program Long-Term Success 

Hale has maintained long-term relationships with agencies in Boston and surrounding communities since 1956. Although each agency draws from different communities with different needs, Hale is proud that each collaboration consistently yields positive results.

Program Success Monitored By 

Hale consistently monitors program success through survey feedback from campers, parents, counselors and agencies. We routinely receive positive feedback on the program experience, knowledge gained and confidence acquired. Suggestions for improvement are considered and implemented if possible.

Examples of Program Success 

The Partner Camps continue to thrive and each year we incorporate fresh programmatic ideas. We have introduced new opportunities for the different agencies to do things together to increase campers’ social skills and create long-lasting bonds. The interaction between campers, counselors and other attendees promotes encouragement, exposure to different styles of instruction and creates an empowering, meaningful experience.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Mr. Eric Arnold
CEO Term Start Apr 2001
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

A University of Denver graduate, Mr. Arnold earned a Master’s from Lesley University and has been honored with a Distinguished Service Award, Leadership Award, National Service Award and Meritorious Service Award from the American Camp Association. He’s also a member of the Massachusetts Camp Association. Mr. Arnold has been with Hale Reservation since 2001.

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

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Calder Akin Director of Camp Programs

John Carroll -- --
Diane Collins Finance Director Ms. Collins got her degree in accounting from Bentley College. Before coming to Hale in 1990, she worked for Senior Home Care Services, Brewster Wallcoverings, and Faulkner Hospital.
Blair Evans Education and Adventure Director

Paula McLaughlin Director of Development and Public Relations Ms. McLaughlin previously worked at The Children’s Trust Fund and Boston College, where she also earned her degree. She is on the steering committee for Westwood Day, a board member of Needham Bank, and the founding member of Westwood Community Chest.
Shannon Obey Membership and Events Director Before coming to Hale, Ms. Obey was the blog writer at Social Boston Sports. She also worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Pro Sports Club in Washington. She earned her B.A. from Providence College.
Tyler Simpson Director of Operations Mr. Simpson joined Hale in the winter of 2014 after seven years with the Greater Boston YMCA.  He served as an administrator for afterschool and summer programs and most recently was the Director of Camp Operations.  At the YMCA, he was the Principles & Practices Final Project Winner and received the Presidents Award for Excellence. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts.
Ms. Lorraine Sousa Director of Philanthropy  Prior to coming to Hale, Ms. Sousa worked at Boston Latin School Association as a Director of Development.  She is a graduate of Georgetown University. 


Award Awarding Organization Year
Distinguished Service Award American Camping Association New England 2014
New England Section New Leadership Award For Outstanding Involvement in Section Activities American Camping Association to Executive Director Eric Arnold 2012


Affiliation Year
-- --
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation 1985


Hale, in conjunction with 7 other agencies, provides over 4,400 children from 70 communities with an summer outdoor camp experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Our agency collaborations include: Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital's Aspire Program, Watertown Boys and Girls Club, several Boston-area YMCAs, South Shore STARS, and Bird Street Community Center. Hale also works with groups such as Boston After School and Beyond, Boston Public Schools, and Summer Fund.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 18
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 500
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 88%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 15
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 9
Male: 9
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
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. Jennifer Antonucci
Board Chair Company Affiliation Teachers21
Board Chair Term Mar 2016 - Mar 2019
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Jennnifer Antonucci Teachers 21 Voting
Ms. Kris Blue St. John's Preschool Voting
Mr. William L. Chamberlin Retired, Independent School Business Mngr, Nobles Voting
Mr. Lennox Chase Chase Legal Services Voting
Mr. Tim Codrington Copper Rock Voting
Mr. Richard Cohen CGI Properties Voting
Mr. Tim Connors Old Grove Partners Voting
Ms. Rebecca Galeota Cushman & Wakefield Voting
Mr. David Gerber Retired Voting
Mr. Robert Hansel RHS Consulting Voting
Ms. Nancy Harding DeMarco Consulting Voting
Ms. Linda Hunter Westwood Resident Voting
Mr. Chris McKeown Self Employed, Commercial Real Estate Management Voting
Mr. John Redmond Children's Hospital Voting
Mr. Bill Reissfelder Boston Celtics Voting
Mr. Jack Sharry LifeYield Voting
Mr. Wayne Smith JF White Properties Voting
Mr. Andrew Stauber WilmerHale Voting
Mr. Curt Stevenson Agencyport Software Voting
Mr. Jack Troy Troy Funds Group Voting
Mrs. Teena Wajsgras Retired Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 19
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 6
Male: 15
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 1
Board Meeting Attendance % 69%
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

  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Program / Program Planning

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014
Projected Income $2,247,847.00
Projected Expense $2,247,368.00
Form 990s

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

Audit Documents

2014 2014 Hale External Audit

2013 2013 Hale External Audit

2012 2012 Hale External Audit

2011 2011 Hale External Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $2,791,040 $3,028,435 $2,240,161
Total Expenses $2,650,046 $2,453,962 $2,302,020

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$491,380 $588,061 $314,809
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $253,140 $90,331 $192,370
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $1,797,620 $2,169,263 $1,706,420
Investment Income, Net of Losses $87,253 $53,723 $7,007
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $161,247 $123,887 $16,344
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $400 $3,170 $3,211

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $2,172,843 $2,041,867 $1,958,032
Administration Expense $297,821 $257,860 $233,015
Fundraising Expense $179,382 $154,235 $110,973
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.05 1.23 0.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses 82% 83% 85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 20% 19% 21%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $7,279,555 $7,251,117 $6,678,006
Current Assets $796,103 $783,278 $629,553
Long-Term Liabilities $344,916 $352,814 $603,396
Current Liabilities $205,243 $274,381 $153,566
Total Net Assets $6,729,396 $6,623,922 $5,921,044

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
1st (Source and Amount) Yawkey Foundation $224,000.00
P.I. Garden Fund $133,334.00
P.I. Garden Fund $83,334.00
2nd (Source and Amount) The Bromley Charitable Trust $102,000.00
Yawkey Foundation $120,000.00
The Harold Whitworth Pierce Char. Trust $35,000.00
3rd (Source and Amount) Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation $35,000.00
Highland Street Foundation $100,000.00
R. Saltonstall Foundation $30,000.00

Financial Planning

Endowment Value $400,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 3.0%
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 3.00

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 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 3.88 2.85 4.10

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 5% 5% 9%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's IRS Form 990s.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.


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