SILAS L GRIFFITH TRUST RICHARD SMITH TRUSTEE

Address
151A HERITAGE HILL PLACE
RUTLAND, VT 05701
Contact
Phone: +1 (802) 353-0704
Nonprofit
NTEE: T90 - Named Trusts/Foundations N.E.C.
EIN: 03-6005941

Mission

THIS TRUST WAS CREATED IN 1903 BY THE WILL OF SILAS GRIFFITH. THE PURPOSE OF THIS TRUST IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO THE DANBY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH,INCLUDING THE CHURCH SUBCOMMITTEE FUND FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CLOTHING FOR THE NEEDY CHILDREN OF DANBY AND MT. TABOR, THE SILAS GRIFFITH MEMORIAL LIBRARY, THE MT. TABOR SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND THE DANBY SCHOOL DISTRICT.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1903
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Form of organization
TrustTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$15,600.00$15,600.00$15,600.00$15,600.00$15,600.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$15,600.00$15,600.00$15,600.00$15,600.00$15,600.00
Number of employees00000
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers00000
Number of highly compensated contractors00000
Personnel
Smith, Richard
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated personRICHARD S SMITHRICHARD S SMITHRICHARD S SMITHRICHARD S SMITHRICHARD S SMITH
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$15,600.00$15,600.00$15,600.00$15,600.00$15,600.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTHIS TRUST IS A SUPPORT ORGANIZATION FOR A CHURCH, PUBLIC SCHOOL AND LIBRARY. THE SILAS GRIFFITH TRUST ITSELF HAS NO PROGRAM SERVICES. THE TRUST WAS CREATED UNDER THE WILL OF SILAS GRIFFITH. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSE OF THE TRUST IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE CHURCH, A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CHURCH WHICH PROVIDES FUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CLOTHING FOR THE NEEDY CHILDREN OF DANBY/MT TABOR, THE DANBY/MT TABOR PUBLIC SCHOOL AND THE DANBY PUBLIC LIBRARY, ALL OF WHICH ARE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS. THESE NAMED ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR FROM THE ANNUAL EARNINGS GENERATED BY THE TRUST'S INVESTMENTS.THIS TRUST IS A SUPPORT ORGANIZATION FOR A CHURCH, PUBLIC SCHOOL AND LIBRARY. THE SILAS GRIFFITH TRUST ITSELF HAS NO PROGRAM SERVICES. THE TRUST WAS CREATED UNDER THE WILL OF SILAS GRIFFITH. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSE OF THE TRUST IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE CHURCH, A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CHURCH WHICH PROVIDES FUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CLOTHING FOR THE NEEDY CHILDREN OF DANBY/MT TABOR, THE DANBY/MT TABOR PUBLIC SCHOOL AND THE DANBY PUBLIC LIBRARY, ALL OF WHICH ARE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS. THESE NAMED ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR FROM THE ANNUAL EARNINGS GENERATED BY THE TRUST'S INVESTMENTS.THIS TRUST IS A SUPPORT ORGANIZATION FOR A CHURCH, PUBLIC SCHOOL AND LIBRARY. THE SILAS GRIFFITH TRUST ITSELF HAS NO PROGRAM SERVICES. THE TRUST WAS CREATED UNDER THE WILL OF SILAS GRIFFITH. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSE OF THE TRUST IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE CHURCH, A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CHURCH WHICH PROVIDES FUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CLOTHING FOR THE NEEDY CHILDREN OF DANBY/MT TABOR, THE DANBY/MT TABOR PUBLIC SCHOOL AND THE DANBY PUBLIC LIBRARY, ALL OF WHICH ARE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS. THESE NAMED ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR FROM THE ANNUAL EARNINGS GENERATED BY THE TRUST'S INVESTMENTS.THIS TRUST IS A SUPPORT ORGANIZATION FOR A CHURCH, PUBLIC SCHOOL AND LIBRARY. THE SILAS GRIFFITH TRUST ITSELF HAS NO PROGRAM SERVICES. THE TRUST WAS CREATED UNDER THE WILL OF SILAS GRIFFITH. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSE OF THE TRUST IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE CHURCH, A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CHURCH WHICH PROVIDES FUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CLOTHING FOR THE NEEDY CHILDREN OF DANBY/MT TABOR, THE DANBY/MT TABOR PUBLIC SCHOOL AND THE DANBY PUBLIC LIBRARY, ALL OF WHICH ARE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS. THESE NAMED ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR FROM THE ANNUAL EARNINGS GENERATED BY THE TRUST'S INVESTMENTS.THIS TRUST IS A SUPPORT ORGANIZATION FOR A CHURCH, PUBLIC SCHOOL AND LIBRARY. THE SILAS GRIFFITH TRUST ITSELF HAS NO PROGRAM SERVICES. THE TRUST WAS CREATED UNDER THE WILL OF SILAS GRIFFITH. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSE OF THE TRUST IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE CHURCH, A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CHURCH WHICH PROVIDES FUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CLOTHING FOR THE NEEDY CHILDREN OF DANBY/MT TABOR, THE DANBY/MT TABOR PUBLIC SCHOOL AND THE DANBY PUBLIC LIBRARY, ALL OF WHICH ARE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS. THESE NAMED ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR FROM THE ANNUAL EARNINGS GENERATED BY THE TRUST'S INVESTMENTS.
Programs, including revenue & expenses
THE SILAS GRIFFITH TRUST ITSELF HAS NO PROGRAM SERVICES. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSE OF THIS TRUST IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR: THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CHURCH WIHICH PROVIDES FUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CLOTHING FOR NEEDY CHILDREN OF DANBY/MT TABOR; THE DANBY/MT TABOR PUBLIC SCHOOL; AND THE DANBY PUBLIC LIBRARY; ALL OF WHICH ARE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS. THESE NAMED ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR FROM THE ANNUAL EARNINGS GENERATED BY THE TRUST'S INVESTMENTS.
Program descriptionTHE SILAS GRIFFITH TRUST ITSELF HAS NO PROGRAM SERVICES. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSE OF THIS TRUST IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR: THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CHURCH WIHICH PROVIDES FUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CLOTHING FOR NEEDY CHILDREN OF DANBY/MT TABOR; THE DANBY/MT TABOR PUBLIC SCHOOL; AND THE DANBY PUBLIC LIBRARY; ALL OF WHICH ARE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS. THESE NAMED ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR FROM THE ANNUAL EARNINGS GENERATED BY THE TRUST'S INVESTMENTS.THE SILAS GRIFFITH TRUST ITSELF HAS NO PROGRAM SERVICES. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSE OF THIS TRUST IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR: THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CHURCH WIHICH PROVIDES FUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CLOTHING FOR NEEDY CHILDREN OF DANBY/MT TABOR; THE DANBY/MT TABOR PUBLIC SCHOOL; AND THE DANBY PUBLIC LIBRARY; ALL OF WHICH ARE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS. THESE NAMED ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR FROM THE ANNUAL EARNINGS GENERATED BY THE TRUST'S INVESTMENTS.THE SILAS GRIFFITH TRUST ITSELF HAS NO PROGRAM SERVICES. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSE OF THIS TRUST IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR: THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CHURCH WIHICH PROVIDES FUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CLOTHING FOR NEEDY CHILDREN OF DANBY/MT TABOR; THE DANBY/MT TABOR PUBLIC SCHOOL; AND THE DANBY PUBLIC LIBRARY; ALL OF WHICH ARE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS. THESE NAMED ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR FROM THE ANNUAL EARNINGS GENERATED BY THE TRUST'S INVESTMENTS.THE SILAS GRIFFITH TRUST ITSELF HAS NO PROGRAM SERVICES. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSE OF THIS TRUST IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR: THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CHURCH WIHICH PROVIDES FUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CLOTHING FOR NEEDY CHILDREN OF DANBY/MT TABOR; THE DANBY/MT TABOR PUBLIC SCHOOL; AND THE DANBY PUBLIC LIBRARY; ALL OF WHICH ARE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS. THESE NAMED ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR FROM THE ANNUAL EARNINGS GENERATED BY THE TRUST'S INVESTMENTS.THE SILAS GRIFFITH TRUST ITSELF HAS NO PROGRAM SERVICES. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSE OF THIS TRUST IS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR: THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CHURCH WIHICH PROVIDES FUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CLOTHING FOR NEEDY CHILDREN OF DANBY/MT TABOR; THE DANBY/MT TABOR PUBLIC SCHOOL; AND THE DANBY PUBLIC LIBRARY; ALL OF WHICH ARE 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS. THESE NAMED ORGANIZATIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR FROM THE ANNUAL EARNINGS GENERATED BY THE TRUST'S INVESTMENTS.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$47,354.00$62,888.00$65,105.00$56,652.00$61,492.00
Revenue from contributions (total)  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Investment income, current yr$47,014.00$62,645.00$64,839.00$56,394.00$61,314.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$340.00$243.00$266.00$258.00$178.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$105,251.00$73,161.00$76,014.00$93,877.00$123,331.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$340.00$243.00$266.00$258.00$178.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$59,530.00$62,908.00$60,660.00$59,023.00$55,800.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$69,243.00$72,302.00$70,094.00$68,491.00$65,137.00
Total functional expenses: program service $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$69,243.00$72,302.00$70,094.00$68,491.00$65,137.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$996,982.00$1,022,574.00$1,029,644.00$1,032,751.00$1,042,036.00
Total assets, beginning of year$1,022,574.00$1,029,644.00$1,032,751.00$1,042,036.00$1,045,807.00
Total liabilities$44,096.00$47,799.00$45,454.00$43,572.00$41,018.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$47,799.00$45,454.00$43,572.00$41,018.00$41,144.00
Net assets$952,886.00$974,775.00$984,190.00$989,179.00$1,001,018.00
Net assets, beginning of year$974,775.00$984,190.00$989,179.00$1,001,018.00$1,004,663.00
Other liabilities$44,096.00$47,799.00$45,454.00$43,572.00$41,018.00
Investments: other securities$267,921.00$421,130.00$421,130.00$225,554.00$225,554.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$649,512.00$560,820.00$561,088.00$754,892.00$771,791.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$21,889.00-$9,414.00-$4,989.00-$11,839.00-$3,645.00
Savings & temp cash investment$79,549.00$40,624.00$47,426.00$52,305.00$44,691.00
Total net assets or fund balances$952,886.00$974,775.00$984,190.00$989,179.00$1,001,018.00
Payment to affiliates$50,496.00$53,999.00$51,654.00$50,072.00$46,818.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members00000
Number of independent voting members00000
Cash accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2017-01-012016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-01
Tax year end date2017-12-012016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Reason for form submission
Address changeTrue    
Date e-filing submitted2018-08-312017-10-032016-08-162015-06-252014-09-26
IRS schema version2017v2.22016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.0
Filing identifier201841299349301529201741299349302404201600569349300705201521189349301102201411229349300916
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