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Hale Reservation Inc.

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

LAST UPDATED: 08/20/2015
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 »

  • Agency Camps
  • Education and Adventure Programs
  • Hale Day Camp
  • Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures (HOLA)
  • Open Space and Stewardship

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

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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 Reservation 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 nearly 95 years Hale has been providing outdoor education and recreation opportunities for the people of Greater Boston. The reservation 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 Reservation 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

Hale is most widely recognized for its summer day camp programs that annually serve over 4,400 children from over 70 communities in the greater Boston area. Hale Reservation also offers a family program influencing about 400 families annually, as well as outdoor and environmental education experiences for children and adults. Over 7,000 school children participate in these programs. Hale also offers open space for casual and recreational use.
Some of our top accomplishments of past year include:

*Our Spring and Fall seasons are becoming busier, with 7,000 children visiting during the school year.

*The number of programs with urban school systems continues to grow. Efforts are underway to help create a fund to help schools serving low income populations to supplement their academic curriculum through experiences at Hale.

*As part of our Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures (HOLA) program, over 65 campers from six Boston Public Schools enjoyed an exciting and educational summer in the woods. This program is part of a national research study aimed at reducing summer learning loss in urban youth. Initial data collection indicated that Hale exceeded in almost all areas evaluated.

*Hale was able to add nine new acres of land to our overall footprint through a land swap with a local developer.



Needs Statement

Now, more than ever, Hale Reservation’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:

*During the past five years we have worked with the state department of dam management and safety to improve the quality of our dams. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to stem the tide of minor deterioration. We will need engineered plans and some relatively extensive improvements to address some leakage in our Noanet Pond dam. 

*The Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures (HOLA) program will no longer be supported as it has in the past. This program in partnership with the Boston Public Schools works to stem summer learning loss for urban youth. In 2015, we will be searching for close to $70,000 to support children from the city.

*We are looking for funding to improve the safety of our roads and parking lots, as they handle thousands of campers and visitors to Hale each year. By creating a one-way dirt road from Carby Street to North Beach the traffic flow will be improved. As part of this process, an existing pavilion used by agencies/campers may have to be moved and or reconstructed.

*Hale Reservation is experiencing substantial erosion, and subsequent erosion-related issues, of our North Beach area. Erosion has affected the expanse of available beach area, the root structure of native vegetation, the safety of the area and to some extent, the water quality. Hale is seeking approximately $56,000 to complete a survey of the site, contract with a landscape architect to determine the best design changes, file for all permits and implement the improvements.

CEO Statement


Hale Reservation 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 Reservation 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

Hale Reservation is a unique and dynamic place,  that is poised to serve many more children and young adults, in bigger and better fashion.  Therein lay our successes and challenges.  Hale has continued to slowly grow and evolve our programs; maintaining a relatively strong financial position, even throughout the recent economic downturn.  Yet, with the appropriate financial support, we could do so much more, for so many more at-risk young people.
Hale is most widely recognized for our summer day camp programs – serving primarily at-risk children from financially challenged families and neighborhoods.  While we serve over 4,400 children each summer, from over 70 communities in the greater Boston area – we do it largely Monday through Friday, July through August.   Imagine the impact of having those children stay at Hale for a night, or a week.  Imagine how many more children we could serve if we had the facilities to do so, regardless of the weather or season.  Imagine the impact of a Semester at Hale residential school experience.  The possibilities, and opportunities, are limitless.
Hale, approaching its 100th anniversary in 2018, is doing three things to turn our challenges into opportunities.  The first is expanded board utilization; including focused board development efforts and deploying a vigorous board committee structure.  The second is the deployment of an expanded, professional development function within our year-round staff.  The third is the pursuit of a conservation restriction on our land – allowing us to preserve Hale’s most valuable asset (land) while extracting some of that value to protect our base, and fulfill our long term vision.
My position as Board Chair allows me to work to provide at-risk and challenged children with the same meaningful, fun and educational camp experiences as my own children.  My passion is to be able to do this for many more, in many more meaningful ways.  I’ve been involved with Hale since I was a child, and I know well – both first hand, and from the results of various studies – the benefits of outdoor educational experiences.  One of the primary reasons I bought the home in which I’ve raised my family, was its close proximity to Hale.

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

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Agency 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  427K
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 Agency 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 Reservation 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 Agency 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.

Education and Adventure Programs

Hale Reservation 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  320K
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  334K
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 

Hale Reservation is coming up on 100 years of service to its constituents. Our camp programs have consistently grown and have been updated to meet the needs of our expanding audiences.

Program Success Monitored By 

Hale Reservation 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 Reservation 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 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  150K
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 2014 HOLA entered its fourth year. Although a young program by some standards, the impact on children’s lives has been staggering. It is most easily measured by the interest in an alumni program which brings campers back for subsequent summer opportunities.

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.

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  4K
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 Reservation 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.

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
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.
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.
Genevieve O'Connell Education and Adventure Director Ms. O'Connell earned a BA in Neurobiology from Columbia University and worked in biotech for many years. While developing a teen program for the YMCA, she discovered the joys of ropes courses. Over the last decade, she’s continued to explore teaching experiential education and worked fulltime as a freelance facilitator. She has experience as both a Facilitator and a Lead Facilitator for challenge courses, GPS adventures and teambuilding programs.
James Reinhold Director of Camp Programs Mr. Reinhold has his B.A. in Environmental Education & Human Development with an emphasis in Eco-Psychology from Prescott 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.
Jay Walsh Building and Grounds Director Before coming to Hale in 1998, Mr. Walsh worked as a camp counselor at Chickatawbut in Milton, Massachusetts. He now manages the buildings and grounds at Hale. Jay earned his BS at UMass Boston.


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
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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 Reservation, 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, Waltham Boys and Girls Club, Aspire, 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 11
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 500
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 88%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 13
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 5
Male: 8
Not Specified 1

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 No
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. Chris McKeown
Board Chair Company Affiliation Self-Employed, Commercial Real Estate Management
Board Chair Term Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Jennnifer Antonucci Teachers 21 Voting
Mr. Harold R. Beacham Jr. Morgan Stanley Voting
Mr. William L. Chamberlin Retired, Independent School Business Mngr, Nobles Voting
Mr. Lennox Chase Chase Legal Services Voting
Mr. Tim Connors Old Grove Partners Voting
Ms. Maureen C. Erickson Westwood Public Schools Voting
Ms. Nancy Harding DeMarco Consulting Voting
Ms. Linda Hunter Westwood Resident Voting
Ms. Onika Jenkins Boston Dept. of Children and Families 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. Jay Roche Retired Voting
Mr. Wayne Smith JF White Properties Voting
Mr. Curt Stevenson Agencyport Software Voting
Mr. Michael Terry Hill & Plakias, P.C. Voting
Mr. Jack Troy Troy Funds Group 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: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 17
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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