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Boston Harbor Now Inc.

 15 State Street, Suite 1100
 Boston, MA 02109
[P] (617) 223-8326
[F] --
[email protected]
Jack Garvey
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EIN 04-3268863

LAST UPDATED: 12/14/2018
Organization DBA --
Former Names Island Alliance, Inc. (2010)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes


Mission StatementMORE »

Boston Harbor Now plans, advocates, and activates a harbor that is environmentally healthy, belongs to all, is resilient to climate change, and fosters economic opportunity.

Mission Statement

Boston Harbor Now plans, advocates, and activates a harbor that is environmentally healthy, belongs to all, is resilient to climate change, and fosters economic opportunity.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Apr 01, 2017 to Mar 31, 2018
Projected Income $3,937,467.00
Projected Expense $3,841,122.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Activate Boston Harbor, Waterfront, and Islands through Programs, Services, and Facilities
  • Lead Planning Efforts that Foster a Harbor for the Benefit of Everyone

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Mission Statement

Boston Harbor Now plans, advocates, and activates a harbor that is environmentally healthy, belongs to all, is resilient to climate change, and fosters economic opportunity.

Background Statement

In November, 1996, led by Senator Edward Kennedy and Congressman Joseph Moakley, Congress designated the Boston Harbor Islands a national park area, and at the same time, created a new public/private model for park development and funding. This legislation specifically named Boston Harbor Island Alliance (BHIA) as the park’s business agent, and established a unique role for the organization as one of the very few 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations designated by Congress as a partner in the development and programming of a park. Boston Harbor Island Alliance is in fact the only non-profit partner in the country that is authorized to construct a capital facility in cooperation with the National Park Service. This new management ideal is being looked upon with great interest across the country as other units of the Park Service examine additional ways to partner with private non-profits to further a standard of excellence in the visitor experience – achieving beyond what is possible through public dollars alone.

Impact Statement

After $20B of public/private investment restoring Boston Harbor from decades of neglect, in 1996 Congress designated the Boston Harbor Islands a national park area and created a new public/private model for park development and funding.This legislation specifically named Boston Harbor Island Alliance (BHIA) the park’s business agent, and established a unique role for the organization as the 501(c)(3) non-profit designated by Congress to partner in the development, operations and management of the national park. In the time of limited government funding for park spaces, this unique partnership enables the Boston Harbor Islands national park to grow at a pace determined by it’s local community not entirely by government budgets. 

BHIA has an annual operating budget of $1.2 million and receives the majority of its funding from corporate grants and individual contributions. BHIA’s staff is comprised of six full-time staff members led by a twenty-two member Board of Directors. Throughout the year BHIA manages a volunteer core of 1,000 individuals that contribute to the success of both on and off island operations.

Since its formation in 1996 BHIA has successfully lead numerous capital improvement, marketing, and public events. Highlights include:

• $30 million in infrastructure investment since 2004, including new visitor centers on three islands, new piers and moorings for public/private boaters, new trails, picnicking, and camping areas, and on going rehabilitation to the historic forts and structures throughout the park for public tour.

• 150 free, fun, educational events every summer, including live jazz from Berkelee College of Music, Civil War camp re-enactments, vintage baseball games, recreational programming promotingfamily fitness, fishing clinics, and children’s theatre.

• 75% growth in public ferry riders to the Islands from 2006 to 2012 driven by marketing programs and partnerships. Includes increased access to the islands from three ferry centers, Long Wharf (Boston), Fore River (Quincy) and Hingham Shipyard (Hull)

• 16,000 free ferry rides to the Islands through BHIA and partner programs.

· Weekly tours throughout the summer to Boston Light, the oldest operating lighthouse in the United States.

· 1000s of hours of volunteer time organized to clean beaches, maintain trails, and improve and sustain the overall visitor experience to the park.

Needs Statement

 We seek the following support to produce world class facilities and public events that reflect the needs of our neighboring communities, and highlight the park as a destination for recreation and fitness, history and heritage, arts and culture, nature and science:
1. Underwrite our most focused tool to provide free ferry passage to under-served youth, Island Pass. This program is a partnership with over 120 non-profit community organizations by which we distribute free ferry tickets to chaperoned youth groups. Our goal is to provide free access to 12,000 children in 2013/2014 at a cost of $15.00 per child.
2. Underwriting to restore and renovate Peddocks Island. Construction is underway to improve the recreational facilities with the development of new hiking trails, educational signage, camping and picnicking areas.
3. Donated assistance with the development of a new corporate website to further our mission of promoting the Boston Harbor Islands National Park and establish an improved identity and fundraising platform.
4. Underwrite our Veteran's Day cruise (November 9th, 2013) which provides U.S. Veteran's a free ferry ride and military history tour of the Boston Harbor Islands in appreciation of the dedicated service to our country. - $5,000

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.

Organization Categories

  1. Environment - Alliances & Advocacy
  2. Public & Societal Benefit - Alliances & Advocacy
  3. Recreation & Sports - Alliances & Advocacy

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



Activate Boston Harbor, Waterfront, and Islands through Programs, Services, and Facilities

One of Boston Harbor Now's core principles is open space and recreational development that connects to the community and engages visitors, tourists, workers, and residents from all parts of the city with the waterfront, harbor and Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. Boston Harbor Now does the following activities to uphold this principle:
  • provide enriching waterfront and island programming that is accessible to all
  • increase free access to the waterfront and islands for people from low-income communities
  • as the non-profit partner of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, continue to grow visitor attendance and improve visitor experience through managing capital improvements, visitor services, ferries, and concessions
Budget  --
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
Successes from the Summer of 2017: 
  • 125,000 people visited the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park
  • Over 19,000 children and families accessed the islands and waterfront for free through youth programs, neighborhood cruises, and free ferry days
  • Boston Harbor Now grew its summer programming from 365 to 426 programs on the Boston Harbor Islands and along the waterfront. Some of the highlight events included the [Re]creation art program, which featured artists-in-residence on Spectacle Island and sculpture and performance pieces on Peddocks Island; and the Tall Ships Celebration on Spectacle Island, which provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the extraordinary parade of sail as the Tall Ships visited Boston.
  • 100,000 people viewed "Illuminate the Harbor" Boston Harbor Now's Fifth Annual Labor Day Week Fireworks
  • Partnering with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), a high school crew did three weeks of of conservation work on the Boston Harbor Islands
Program Long-Term Success 
Long-Term Objectives:
  • Host or partner with others to support a suite of public programming (including youth engagement, education, and recreation in underserved and non-waterfront communities) that increases the number of visitors to the harbor, waterfront, and islands and that increases engagement with at least 6 new audiences each year.
  • Make at least one major strategic physical and one major operational improvement on the harbor in the next three years.
  • Work with Boston Harbor Islands Partnership and vendors to improve the visitor experience, particularly through improved revenue-generating harbor operations including ferry, food and retail services, moorings, and programs.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 
  • Visitation to the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park has increased by 168% since 2004.
  • Our free public programs have grown from 150 to over 420.
  • Annually, we bring over 19,000 people to the waterfront and islands for free, many of whom are children and their families from low-income neighborhoods.
  • We partner with over 120 non-profit community organizations in New England to bring youth to the Boston Harbor Islands
  • In partnership with National Park Service (NPS) and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), we provide immersive educational opportunities through Boston Harbor Islands Discovery Camps

Lead Planning Efforts that Foster a Harbor for the Benefit of Everyone

Boston Harbor Now plans and advocates for:
  •  Waterfront development and infrastructure that promotes vibrant and accessible public benefits along Boston Harbor including integrated water transportation
  • Climate preparedness based on the best available science
  • A working port that continues its role as a major contributor to the region's economy
Budget  --
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
Successes from 2017:
  • 3,689 people took our water transportation survey as part of our 9-month study and planning process we are conducting in partnership with MassDOT to identify sites for new and expanded ferry service
  • 100 people attended 3 water transportation stakeholder workshops in Salem, Quincy, and Boston in July 2017
  • The Planning and Policy Team has submitted 34 comment letters for waterfront development projects in Boston to support climate change resiliency and public access to the HarborWalk
  • We've hosted 7 harbor use forums to facilitate discussions about planning and development along the waterfront
Program Long-Term Success 
Long-term Objectives:
  • Lead the development of a comprehensive plan that is creative and visionary, reflects our core principles, and builds on the "Imagine Boston 2030" process and other relevant planning initiatives. Complete plan by 2019.
  • Lead the development of a Harbor-wide Passenger Water Transportation Study resulting in 1 to 3 new routes as well as a Water Transportation Strategy for the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.
  • Work with Boston Harbor Islands Partnership to develop a capital plan for the islands by December 2018.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 
  • We will continue to host monthly harbor forum meetings and feature current development, planning efforts, and policy issues.
  • We're releasing two white papers in January of 2018 focused on Boston's Working Port: (1) Innovation in Boston's Working Port and (2) An assessment of our working port vulnerability to sea level rise and climate change
  • In January we are hosting a two-day Working Port Symposium to highlight topics from both white papers through a film screening, national and local expert panel, and guided working port cruise. The goal of the two-day event is to provide a discussion platform for voices from all sectors interested in and affected by the working port.
  • Our Planning and Policy Team is developing a baseline assessment of the waterfront, which will help frame our waterfront planning policies moving forward. We will work closely with BPDA on the implementation of "Imagine Boston 2030," and help advance the objectives that come out of our research into Designated Port Areas (DPAs).
  • Based on our Water Transportation Strategy, there will be an RFP for ferry service to the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park by spring 2018.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Ms. Katherine F. Abbott
CEO Term Start May 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Kathy Abbott, President and CEO of Boston Harbor Now, is an experienced executive and entrepreneur in government and non-profits. She has consistently championed the economic and social contributions of our environment.

Most recently as CEO, Kathy led significant growth in the quantitative and qualitative impacts of Tower Hill Botanic Garden, the only year round botanic garden in New England. Prior to that, she served as Interim President and Executive Vice President at the Trustees of Reservations and helped transform that organization to focus on urban populations, agriculture, and citizen engagement. Before joining The Trustees, Kathy raised the funds for, and directed, the Conservation and Recreation Campaign at the Trust for Public Land. Kathy was the first President and CEO of the Boston Harbor Island Alliance and served for six years to develop the new National Park in Boston Harbor. Kathy’s non-profit experience began as the first Vice President for Program at the School for Field Studies overseeing and developing environmental study abroad centers in 6 countries that worked with local businesses, nonprofits and government agencies to improve the local resource based economies and educate thousands of students.

Kathy’s career began in state government where she eventually served as the first Assistant Secretary for Land Conservation in the Dukakis Administration and later created the Division of Resource Conservation under Governor Weld to better manage our water resources, waterways and state forests and parks. In 2003, Kathy was recruited as the first Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Kathy graduated with honors for both her Associates Degree in Arboriculture and Park Management from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She later earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She also completed the Strategic Perspectives in Non Profit Management Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

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
Alice Brown Director, Water Transportation Alice Brown is Boston Harbor Now’s Director of Water Transportation. In this role, Alice is managing a comprehensive study of passenger ferry service in the harbor and working to promote and expand water transportation options. Prior to joining the organization, Aliceworked on the Go Boston 2030 citywide mobility plan, disaster recovery and resilience projects at Sasaki, and the initial framework for the LivableStreets Alliance’s Emerald Network. Alice holds a B.S. in math and a B.A. in philosophy from the Ohio State University, an M.S. in teaching from Pace University, and an MUP from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
Meera Deean Director, Planning

Meera Deean is Boston Harbor Now’s Director of Planning. In this role,Meera focuses on planning and urban design harbor-wide, helping cities, public agencies, nonprofits, and other stakeholders think holistically about the waterfront. Prior to joining the organization, Meera worked at Utile, Inc. on a range of urban and strategic planning initiatives from block-scale developments to citywide plans. She is also on the board of the Community Design Resource Center of Boston and the editorial board of ArchitectureBoston, and recently completed a three-year term as co-chair of the Boston Society of Architects Urban Design Committee.Meera holds a B.A. in art history from Williams College and an M.Arch from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Charles Holley Director, Finance Charles Holley is Boston Harbor Now's Director of Finance and Administration. In this role, Charles is responsible for all financial reporting and oversees human resources and IT services for the organization. Prior to Boston Harbor Now, he worked at Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in a similar capacity. Charles received his bachelors degree in accounting from Johnson & Wales University.
Jill Valdes Horwood Director, Policy Jill Valdes Horwood is Boston Harbor Now's Director of Waterfront Policy. She works closely with City and State permitting agencies and waterfront stakeholders and organizes monthly Harbor Use Forums. Prior to Boston Harbor Now she represented low-income clients during court ordered foreclosure mediation cases in Chicago, IL. She holds a B.A. in psychology, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Ocean & Coastal Law from the University of Miami and a J.D in Public Interest Law from DePaul University College of Law.
Christian Merfeld Director, Communications Christian Merfeld is Boston Harbor Now's Director of Communications. In this role he manages and directs Boston Harbor Now's internal and external communications, outreach, and brand identity. He also enjoys mentoring emerging professionals and young founders within the Boston startup community. Christian received his bachelor's degree in Art History from Brandeis University.
Jack Murray Vice President, Partnerships and Operations

Jack Murray is Boston Harbor Now's Vice President for Partnerships and Operations. In this role he works closely with our government partners and stakeholders to enhance and grow the organization's operational capacity and its mission around Boston Harbor. He has more than twenty five years of career experience in the public, private and non profit sectors with an emphasis in transportation, conservation, recreation and environmental management. He has held several senior policy positions in state, local and federal government. He received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.

Rebecca Smerling Director, Programs and Special Projects Rebecca Smerling is Boston Harbor Now's Director of Programming. In this role, Rebecca is responsible for all programming, youth engagement, education, free access and activation for the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, and waterfront programming and harbor access. Prior to Boston Harbor Now, she worked at Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage as a production manager of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and special events manager. Rebecca received her bachelors degree in Anthropology and Art History at Brandeis University.
Jodi Wolin Vice President, Institutional Advancement Jodi Wolin is a seasoned fundraiser with over 23 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently leading development efforts at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. Jodi has been part of the senior leadership teams for the Boston Children’s Chorus, the Children’s Trust Fund, and Casa Myrna Vazquez. Jodi joined Boston Harbor Now in September 2016 as Vice President of Institutional Advancement and oversees all private fundraising efforts as well as communications and programming for the organization. Jodi serves as a guest lecturer at several Boston colleges, serves on the Women’s Network Advisory Board for the Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Development Committee for Strong Women Strong Girls, and does pro-bono work for several other local nonprofits. She holds a Bachelor of English and a Bachelor of Communications from Canisius College and is a graduate of the UMass Emerging Leaders Program.


Award Awarding Organization Year
Community Leadership Award Greenovate Boston 2015
Energy Merit Award for Leadership by a Non-Profit Organization Environmental Business Council New England, Inc. 2014
Certificate of Appreciation Massachusetts Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership 2011
Chairman's Award AGC of Massachusetts - Build New England Awards Program 2011
Notable Leadership Boston Society of Architects 2011
Preservation Achievement Award Boston Preservation Alliance 2011
Preservation Award The Victorian Society of America - New England Chapter 2011


Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Boston Harbor Now is in Partnership with the National Park Service, Department of Conservation and Recreation and other public agency and waterfront non-profits to push forward capital projects and activate the waterfront and islands for public use.

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Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 11
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
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. Jeffrey R. Porter
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mintz Levin
Board Chair Term June 2017 - June 2020
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Katherine F. Abbott Boston Harbor Now Exofficio
Ned Bartlett Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs Exofficio
Austin Blackmon Department of Environment, Energy, and Open Space Exofficio
Barbara Capuano Raphael & Raphael, LLP Voting
Carol Churchill ENGIE Voting
Michael Creasey National Parks of Boston Exofficio
Brian Dacey Cambridge Innovation Center Voting
Governor Michael Dukakis Northeastern University Voting
Jamie Fay Fort Point Associates Voting
Robert Golledge Golledge Strategies Voting
Elizabeth Grob Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Voting
John Hamel Cue Ball Capital Voting
Meaghan Hooper-Berdik Turner Construction Voting
Ann R. Klee General Electric Voting
Fred Laskey Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Exofficio
Liz Morningstar Boston Public Market Voting
J. Keith Motley UMass Boston Voting
Alison Nolan Boston Harbor Cruises Exofficio
Martin O'Neill Cabot Corporation Voting
Shelly O'Neill O'Neill & Associates Voting
Jeffrey R. Porter Mintz Levin Voting
Bud Ris Barr Foundation Voting
Paige Scott-Reed Anderson & Kreiger, LLP Voting
Cathleen Douglas Stone Stone Family Foundation Voting
Yanni Tsipis WS Development Voting
Richard Walker Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Voting
Governor William Weld ML Strategies, LLC Voting
Lisa Wieland Massport Exofficio

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
Sydney Asbury DNM Solutions Voting
Maeve Bartlett AECOM Voting
Julie Burns RIZE MA Voting
Alisha Collins The Reebok Foundation Voting
Ryan Cox Boston Line & Service Voting
Jim Folk Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Voting
Dana Ham Wynn Boston Harbor Voting
Marc Knowlton State Street Bank Voting
Mimi Lannin Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Voting
Rebecca Lee Mintz Levin Voting
Mary Kay Leonard Consultant Voting
Marty Mazzone Fidelity Investments Voting
Jennifer McMahon Boston Harbor Hotel Voting
Charlayne Murrell-Smith Boston Children's Museum Voting
Alison Nolan Boston Harbor Cruises Voting
Tom Powers Retired Voting
Al Raine AECOM Voting
Sarah Finnie Robinson WeSpire Voting
Leverett Wing Lee Wing Management Voting
Kathleen Winn City of Salem Voting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 24
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 12
Male: 16
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
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 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $1,774,659 $1,297,349 $1,619,415
Total Expenses $1,557,016 $1,771,721 $2,573,696

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $337,775 $468,868 $215,217
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $337,775 $468,868 $215,217
Individual Contributions $982,923 $549,336 $930,632
Indirect Public Support $0 -- --
Earned Revenue $200,297 $114,644 $240,177
Investment Income, Net of Losses $365 $568 $1,486
Membership Dues $0 -- --
Special Events $253,299 $163,933 $231,903
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $0 -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $1,201,242 $1,442,246 $2,178,612
Administration Expense $163,293 $189,134 $227,619
Fundraising Expense $192,481 $140,341 $167,465
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.14 0.73 0.63
Program Expense/Total Expenses 77% 81% 85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 12% 12% 12%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $2,103,987 $1,419,021 $1,738,763
Current Assets $2,057,737 $1,380,609 $1,733,436
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $717,844 $250,521 $63,045
Total Net Assets $1,386,143 $1,168,500 $1,675,718

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

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

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund 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 2.87 5.51 27.50

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.
The organization changed its fiscal year in 2013. As such, the 2013 990 covers 3 months (January 1, 2013 to March 31, 2013) and the audit covers January 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013, a fifteen month period. Due to the change in fiscal year, 2013 data is not included in the charts and graphs above.
Please note, this nonprofit changed its name in early 2016 from Boston Harbor Island Alliance, Inc. to Boston Harbor Now Inc (as indicated by the above posted IRS Letters of Determination). Boston Harbor Now is the result of a merger between two nonprofits: The Boston Harbor Association and the Boston Harbor Island Alliance. The organization began operating as Boston Harbor Now on April 1, 2016.


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