EIN 04-2105780

The Trustees of Reservations

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The Trustees of Reservations is a non-profit land conservation and historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving natural and historical places in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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Program areas at The Trustees of Reservations

Property stewardship - The Trustees owns and manages a statewide system of special places called "Reservations". Over 47,000 acres on more than 120 properties from The berkshire mountains in western Massachusetts to The beaches of ipswich, and The islands of nantucket and martha's vineyard - all of which are open for public use, education, and enjoyment. The care of these properties is handled by over 100 employees skilled in landscape management, horticulture, arboriculture and historic resources. Over two million people visit The Reservations each year to walk, swim, farm, camp, paddle and enjoy The outdoors with family and friends.
Resource protection and planninghistoric resources - historic resource staff members are responsible for The stewardship and presentation of The Trustees' historic properties including 6 national landmarks, historic house museums, archival and object collections, gardens and designed landscapes. The department also advises on projects of an archaeological nature where appropriate. Structural resources - The structural resource program works with regional and administrative staff to understand The needs of The Trustees' more than 250 buildings and structures. They develop stratgies to replace deferred maintenance with predictable scheduled capital renewal. The department also provides building resources, develops policy and advises in The oversight of building projects.
Education and engagement - through an average of 5,000 programs per year, The Trustees has developed a focused education initiative using its Reservations for engaging The surrounding communites in place-based education. The goal of The educational outreach is to provide programs that will promote The communities' understanding and appreciation of their natural and cultural resources. The program also strives to develop The next generation of conservationists with a focus on engaging youth and diverse, urban audiences in major population centers.
Land conservation - since its founding in 1891, The Trustees has helped to protect approximately 67,000 acres of land across Massachusetts using a suite of strategies including land acquisition, conservation restrictions and assistance to other land organizations and agencies.

Who funds The Trustees of Reservations

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Edward C. Johnson FundConstruction$4,000,000
Fidelity FoundationEndowment$2,500,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$2,231,568
...and 272 more grants received totalling $16,973,623
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of the InteriorRIVERS TRAILS & CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE$222,760
Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentCOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT/ENTIT;EMENT GRANTS$192,458
Department of AgricultureWILDLIFE HABITAT INCENTIVE PROGRAM$67,233
...and 9 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at The Trustees of Reservations

Barbara EricksonGovernance Forbush To Become Acting President and Chief Executive Officer$488,357
Jocelyn ForbushActing President and Chief Executive Officer and Assistant Clerk / Acting President and Chief Executive Officer / Assistant Clerk / Executive Vice President / Chief , Operations and Programs , Assistant Clerk / Chief , Operations and Programs / Vice President Program Leadership$355,104
John judgePresident and Chief Executive Officer$0
Brian TherrienChief Financial Officer
Christine MorinAssistant Clerk and Chief , Marketing , Engage / Chief , Properties and Engagement$253,189
...and 31 more key personnel

Financials for The Trustees of Reservations

RevenuesFYE 03/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$52,018,981
Program services$7,329,639
Investment income and dividends$1,269,425
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$900,657
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$15,458,022
Net income from fundraising events$397,772
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$2,532,866
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$79,907,362

Form 990s for The Trustees of Reservations

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-032023-02-13990View PDF
2021-032022-02-11990View PDF
2020-032021-04-12990View PDF
2019-032020-08-19990View PDF
2018-032019-06-19990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
June 19, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 17, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
June 13, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 5 new vendors, including , , , , and
June 8, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
May 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsEnvironmental organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Land and water conservationEnvironment
MembershipsLobbyingConservation easementFundraising eventsOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
200 High St 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Suffolk County, MA
Website URL
(978) 921-1944
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C34: Land Resources Conservation
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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