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Historic Macon Foundation Inc

  • Macon, GA
  • http://www.historicmacon.org

Mission Statement

Historic Macon Foundation's mission is to revitalize our community by preserving architecture and sharing history.

Main Programs

  1. Neighborhood Revitalization
Service Areas

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Georgia

Historic Macon Foundation serves Middle Georgia and is based in Macon, GA

ruling year

1976

Executive Director

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Mr. Joshua Rogers

Keywords

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historic preservation, historic house museum, neighborhood revitalization, local history, education

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EIN

51-0200143

 Number

1044880810

Physical Address

935 High St.

Macon, GA 31201

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Historic Macon Foundation leads Middle Georgia as the premier preservation organization.

Programs

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

Program 1

Neighborhood Revitalization

Our neighborhood revitalization program is one of the largest and most active programs of its type in the nation.  Historic Macon Foundation invests in the acquisition, rehabilitation and sale of owner-occupied residences in transitional areas of Macon's historic districts to save entire historic neighborhoods intact, provide access to quality housing for people of all incomes, save the environment, raise property values, eliminate crime, improve aesthetics and create sustainable change that revitalizes our city.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$2,000,000.00

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    On February 5, 2013, Historic Macon Foundation’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new strategic plan to guide us for 2013-2016. Approval of the plan included a new mission statement: “to revitalize our community by preserving architecture and sharing history.” The full plan is available on www.historicmacon.org to browse and download.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Strategies are extensively described in our strategic plan. This strategic plan focuses on improvements in seven areas:
    - Public Relations/Advertising
    - Education/Outreach
    - Governance/Operations
    - Diversity
    - Advocacy
    - Financial
    - Preservation
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    • Historic Macon Foundation has a great reputation. It is seen as a powerful force in the community and
    is well-respected.
    • A considerable portion of the organization’s reputation is associated with its executive director, Josh Rogers. Josh
    is held in high regard by a broad swath of Macon’s leadership. This can be both an asset and a liability to HMF.
    • HMF is not considered diverse (enough) in terms of race, ethnicity, age, or socioeconomic status in leadership,
    membership or programming.
    • HMF’s holistic approach to neighborhood revitalization through preservation is effective; however, lack of
    resources limits it ability to target multiple neighborhoods. Selected neighborhoods benefit greatly while others
    are impatient to be included.
    • HMF needs to continue to lead by example and communicate more effectively the economic benefit of
    preservation to the larger community.
    • HMF needs more resources, including staff, to be able to continue to expand its programming.
    • Though internal measures have improved since the 2008 board survey, implementation, evaluation and
    developing skills competency continue to be weaknesses.
    • Neighborhood revitalization and the preservation of historic architecture are the core reasons people join and
    continue their membership in HMF.
    • Volunteering is relatively low; however, there is a cost-benefit analysis to be made in expanding and managing
    volunteer-led efforts and events.
    • Resources lag behind leadership at HMF.
    • Membership has a high level of satisfaction with the organization and its programming.
    • HMF needs to expand its image in the broader community.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The organization developed goals and strategies for each of the seven focus areas of the new strategic plan. These individual goal sheets are available on the organization's website. Each year, the Executive Director prepares an update for the Board of Trustees directly assessing progress towards each strategy and goal.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Since adopting the strategic plan, the organization has already completed several goals, including:
    *improving operational fundraising by $100,000
    *creating and adopting an executive leadership succession plan
    *creating and adopting a real estate policy and procedure manual
    *creating and publishing an educational video series
    *updating and adopting new By Laws
    *initiating a complete master planning process for the function and operations of the Sidney Lanier Cottage
Service Areas

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Georgia

Historic Macon Foundation serves Middle Georgia and is based in Macon, GA

Funding Needs

Historic Macon Foundation requires nearly $400,000 in operating donations each year and an equal or greater amount in project donations, mostly project donations to perpetual revolving funds for historic preservation.  Our current fundraising priorities including expanding our revolving funds to include downtown loft housing, raising funds to reinterpret the Sidney Lanier Cottage for the 21st century, creating a prize for Southern literature honoring Sidney Lanier and adding new districts and buildings to the National Register of Historic Places.

Accreditations

National Trust For Historic Preservation

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Financials

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SISTORIC MACON FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: May 01-Apr 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Leadership

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Executive Director

Mr. Joshua Rogers

BIO

Josh Rogers, from Waycross, GA, is a proud graduate of the Southern Studies program at Mercer University and holds a Master's degree from The University of York, in England, thanks to the Gilbert-Tharpe Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship. Previously employed as the Director of Preservation and Special Projects at NewTown Macon and Economic Regeneration Manager for the City of Macon, Rogers brings specialties in historic preservation and neighborhood revitalization to his current role as Executive Director of Historic Macon Foundation.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"Historic Macon Foundation is one of the largest and most active non-profits in America dedicated to historic preservation.  We are most noted for our national award-winning programs in neighborhood revitalization, where we rehabilitate vernacular historic homes to save entire neighborhoods.  These programs focus on preserving ethnic, income and social diversity while eliminating blight, improving property values, reducing crime, restoring historic buildings and creating a sustainable future for historic neighborhoods."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Joy Dyer

Four Seasons of Georgia

Term: Apr 2013 - Mar 2014

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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