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Hilltown Village Inc.

Raising a really young child isn't easy. Some neighbors need your help. You in?

aka It Takes a Village   |   Huntington, MA   |  www.hilltownvillage.org
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Hilltown Village Inc.

EIN: 47-1394720


Mission

Our mission is to provide free postpartum and early parenting support to families with babies and young children living in Western Massachusetts, and to inspire the community to welcome the newest members of their Village.

Ruling year info

2016

President

Melissa Nazzaro

Main address

2 East Main Street, PO box 304

Huntington, MA 01050 USA

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EIN

47-1394720

Subject area info

Rural development

Human services

Family services

Population served info

Families

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Rural (S32)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Isolation and financial hardship of families living in the rural Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Home Visit Program

12-weekly home visits by carefully screened and trained volunteers to Hilltown families with infants up to one-year postpartum. Weekly home visits during a baby’s first year of life are part of a comprehensive plan to reduce social isolation and the risk of postpartum mood disorders and their associated negative impacts on young children while promoting maternal resilience, parent-child bonding, and access to other community resources. (National Center for Children in Poverty, 2008).

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Parents
Caregivers
Young adults

In-person and online peer-to-peer support groups led by trained facilitators (some of which are licensed therapists) for postpartum families. These support groups provides free childcare and refreshments so that parents can connect with other parents and they are free to focus on their own emotional well-being and needs.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Caregivers
Young adults
Pregnant people

The Village Closet, a donation and distribution facility in Huntington, MA offers free, new and gently used maternity and baby gear, clothing, diapers, cribs, and other baby supplies to any family who needs it. The goals for the Village Closet program are to help lessen the financial strain of raising infants and young children, and to provide a Hilltown space for community sharing, parent education, and to serve as a regional resource for rural family support.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Parents
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Pregnant people

Postpartum resource kits and a lending library that include up to date information on physical healing from birth, breastfeeding, postpartum emotions including depression and anxiety, infant development, area play groups and parenting classes, important contact numbers, and useful websites. We also host a Facebook page with educational articles and local events, and a closed Facebook mothers group for local moms to connect and seek support virtually. We also provide referrals to social service agencies and area resources as needed.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Parents
Pregnant people

Where we work

Awards

Excellence Award (Small Nonprofit) 2021

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Affiliations & memberships

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network Excellence Award - Small Nonprofit 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Caregivers, Families, Parents, Pregnant people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Combined programs (Home Visit, Village Closet, Parent Group), Duplicated (child counted each time they participate)

Number of families served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Caregivers, Families, Parents, Pregnant people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Combined programs (Home Visit, Village Closet, Parent Group), Duplicated (families are counted each time they participate)

Number of diapers distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants and toddlers, Caregivers, Parents, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

The Village Closet

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Fiscal year

Number of resource kits distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Caregivers, Families

Related Program

Resource Kits and Referrals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Value of supplies distributed to families

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families, Parents, Economically disadvantaged people, Pregnant people

Related Program

The Village Closet

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Reduce social isolation through offering ways families can connect and be supported, both practically and emotionally. We do this through our home visit program, parent education classes and support groups and creating a community gathering location in the central Hilltowns. We reduce financial hardship by providing free maternity, baby and kids items through our Village Closet.

Aggressive outreach to area families, partnerships with agencies who serve our area in other ways, getting our name out throughout the Pioneer Valley through participation on numerous perinatal coalitions, as well as public relations opportunities.

Capacity has always been our greatest challenge given our lean organizational structure. To this end, we have reorganized job duties and hired a part time program coordinator and have recruited a part time volunteer coordinator to assist in the operations and to meet our program goals.

In 2019. we served over 1,500 families with our programs and distributed over $130,000 worth of baby supplies, diapers and clothing.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

Hilltown Village Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.73

Average of 3.00 over 5 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8.3

Average of 5.6 over 5 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

7%

Average of 5% over 5 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Hilltown Village Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Hilltown Village Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Hilltown Village Inc.

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Hilltown Village Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $17,865 $36,556 -$16,674
As % of expenses 18.7% 24.2% -9.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $17,865 $36,556 -$16,674
As % of expenses 18.7% 24.2% -9.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $113,312 $187,675 $155,091
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 65.6% -17.4%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $95,447 $151,119 $171,803
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 58.3% 13.7%
Personnel 61.4% 60.2% 66.5%
Professional fees 14.0% 1.7% 1.8%
Occupancy 2.5% 13.2% 14.9%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 22.2% 25.0% 16.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $95,447 $151,119 $171,803
One month of savings $7,954 $12,593 $14,317
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $103,401 $163,712 $186,120

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 8.9 10.7 8.3
Months of cash and investments 8.9 10.7 8.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 7.4 8.7 6.5
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021 2022
Cash $70,689 $134,944 $118,270
Investments $0 $0 $0
Receivables $2,699 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 19.8% 18.5% 21.1%
Unrestricted net assets $58,859 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $58,859 $109,944 $93,270

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Melissa Nazzaro

Gail is a retired public school administrator who has supported early childhood and K-12 educational programs throughout her career. She brings expertise in grant writing, program evaluation, teamwork and communication to the It Takes A Village organization. Her leadership skills were invaluable in finding ITAV’s new location in Huntington. Gail recently moved to Chesterfield with her husband Mike where she is a member of the Chesterfield Council on Aging. She enjoys traveling to Chicago and Ansuncion, Paraguay to visit her sons and their families.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Hilltown Village Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Hilltown Village Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Melissa Nazzaro

Richard Brown

Jeanne Sargent

Mary Lorbert

Jean Cherdack

Kim Messeck

Alia Woofenden

Ann Reichert

Barb Burrell

Dale Sparr

Heather Roy

Kelley Hogan

Pat Miller

George Delisle

Geana Delisle

Whitney Smith

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes