Mission: Delivering Good, formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to provide people impacted by poverty and tragedy wi ... (More)

Delivering Good is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1986, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  https://www.delivering-good.org/

  266 West 37th Street
22nd Floor
New York NY 10018 

  212-279-5493


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Financial and Accountability & Transparency score for Delivering Good is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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Star Rating System by Charity Navigator


Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.




Exceptional

This charity's score is 90.46, earning it a 4-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity. 

This score is calculated from two sub-scores:

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS. 

View this organization’s historical ratings.


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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

99.3%


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Administrative Expenses

0.2%


As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Expenses

0.3%


This measure reflects what a charity spends to raise money. Fundraising expenses can include campaign printing, publicity, mailing, and staffing and costs incurred in soliciting donations, memberships, and grants. Dividing a charity's average fundraising expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

5.5%


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Part of our goal in rating the financial performance of charities is to help donors assess the financial capacity and sustainability of a charity. As do organizations in other sectors, charities must be mindful of their management of total liabilites in relation to their total assets. This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and or long term sustainability. Dividing a charity's total liabilities by its total assets yields this percentage.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Efficiency

$0.00


The amount spent to raise $1 in charitable contributions. To calculate a charity's fundraising efficiency, we divide its average fundraising expenses by the average total contributions it receives. We calculate the charity's average expenses and average contributions over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Working Capital Ratio

0.02 years


Determines how long a charity could sustain its level of spending using its net available assets, or working capital, as reported on its most recently filed Form 990. We include in a charity's working capital unrestricted and temporarily restricted net assets, and exclude permanently restricted net assets. Dividing these net available assets in the most recent year by a charity's average total expenses, yields the working capital ratio. We calculate the charity's average total expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Program Expense Growth

1.02%


We compute the average annual growth of program expenses using the following formula: [(Yn/Y0)(1/n)]-1, where Y0 is a charity's program expenses in the first year of the interval analyzed, Yn is the charity's program expenses in the most recent year, and n is the interval of years passed between Y0 and Yn.


Source: IRS Form 990

Governance


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has these governance practices in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990

Governance:
Independent Voting Board Members  ... (More)
No Material Diversion of Assets ... (More)

A diversion of assets – any unauthorized conversion or use of the organization's assets other than for the organization's authorized purposes, including but not limited to embezzlement or theft – can seriously call into question a charity's financial integrity. We check the charity's last two Forms 990 to see if the charity has reported any diversion of assets. If the charity does report a diversion, then we check to see if it complied with the Form 990 instructions by describing what happened and its corrective action. This metric will be assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Full Credit: There has been no diversion of assets within the last two years.

  • Partial Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity has used Schedule O on the Form 990 to explain: the nature of the diversion, the amount of money or property involved and the corrective action taken to address the matter. In this situation, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity's explanation on Schedule O is either non-existent or not sufficient. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Audited Financials Prepared by Independent Accountant ... (More)

Audited financial statements provide important information about financial accountability and accuracy. They should be prepared by an independent accountant with oversight from an audit committee. (It is not necessary that the audit committee be a separate committee. Often at smaller charities, it falls within the responsibilities of the finance committee or the executive committee.) The committee provides an important oversight layer between the management of the organization, which is responsible for the financial information reported, and the independent accountant, who reviews the financials and issues an opinion based on its findings. We check the charity's Form 990 reporting to see if it meets this criteria.

  • Full Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant with an audit oversight committee.

  • Partial Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant, but it did not have an audit oversight committee. In this case, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: The charity did not have its audited financials prepared by an independent accountant. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties ... (More)
Documents Board Meeting Minutes ... (More)
Distributes 990 to Board Before Filing ... (More)
Compensates Board ... (More)

Policies


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization has these policies in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Policies:
Conflict of Interest  ... (More)
Whistleblower ... (More)
Records Retention and Destruction ... (More)
CEO Compensation Process ... (More)
Donor Privacy ... (More)

Donors can be reluctant to contribute to a charity when their name, address, or other basic information may become part of donor lists that are exchanged or sold, resulting in an influx of charitable solicitations from other organizations. Our analysts check the charity's website to see if the organization has a donor privacy policy in place and what it does and does not cover. Privacy policies are assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Yes: This charity has a written donor privacy policy published on its website, which states unambiguously that (1) it will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations or (2) it will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

  • Opt-out: The charity has a written privacy policy published on its website which enables donors to tell the charity to remove their names and contact information from lists the charity shares or sells. How a donor can have themselves removed from a list differs from one charity to the next, but any and all opt-out policies require donors to take specific action to protect their privacy.
  • No: This charity either does not have a written donor privacy policy in place to protect their contributors' personal information, or the existing policy does not meet our criteria.

The privacy policy must be specific to donor information. A general website policy which references "visitor" or "user" personal information will not suffice. A policy that refers to donor information collected on the website is also not sufficient as the policy must be comprehensive and applicable to both online and offline donors. The existence of a privacy policy of any type does not prohibit the charity itself from contacting the donor for informational, educational, or solicitation purposes.

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Transparency


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization makes this information easily accessible.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Transparency:
CEO Salary Listed on 990 ... (More)
Board of Directors Listed on Website ... (More)
Key Staff Listed on Website ... (More)
Audited Financial Statements on Website ... (More)
Form 990 Available on Website ... (More)

Additional Information

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are this organizations key compensated staff members as identified by our analysts. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



Lisa Gurwitch, President & CEO

$335,147 (0.24% of Total Expenses)


Current CEO and Board Chair can be found in the Leadership & Adaptability report below.

Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Supplying money, goods or services to the poor (BMF activity code: 560)


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Delivering Good reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Grants Received


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

The long-term effects of the Covid-19 pandemic reduced the capacity of both institutional and individual funders to provide support to nonprofits. We, like many charities, felt the additional pressure to acquire a more limited pool of finite resources.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

The pandemic's impact on supply chain issues took a special toll on our organization, dedicated as it is to the provision and shipping of material goods to low-income populations. Shipping costs by both sea and land transportation increased significantly over the course of 2020 and 2021, requiring us to devote a larger share of our program budgets to the cost of moving goods.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

Delivering Good adopted a range of cost-saving technologies (including video conferencing and more informed CRM and database systems) that allowed us to be more adaptable and flexible to post-pandemic conditions.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Over the course of the pandemic, as a result of changing quantities of surplus goods, we pioneered our Manufacturing Good program, through which we commission or purchase at below-market prices the types and quantities of goods most needed by communities. This program, having proved successful in filling unmet community needs, will remain a major and important part of our model of work going forward.


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
10/1/20212019 90.46
7/1/20202018 94.69
8/1/20192017 91.19
5/1/20182016 94.69
6/1/20172015 91.39
6/1/20162014 92.92
Rating Version: 2.0
9/1/20152013 92.47
7/1/20152013 91.96

This organization received multiple star ratings within this fiscal year, due to an update to its Accountability and Transparency data and/or the receipt of an amended Form 990.

6/1/20142012 91.11
2/1/20132011 94.66
8/1/20122010 94.66
2/1/20122010 92.72
9/20/20112009 92.71
Rating Version: 1.0
2/1/20112009 92.43
2/1/20102008 92.43
10/1/20082007 92.42
11/1/20072006 91.51
7/1/20062005 83.77
10/1/20052004 72.40
8/1/20042003 72.39
1/1/20042002 72.43
10/15/20022001 72.44
4/15/20022000 92.45

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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

100

out of 100

Delivering Good is , earning a passing score. This score has no effect on the organization's Star Rating.


Impact

$27 generates $50 in cost savings for a person living in poverty or affected by disaster.



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Impact & Results Report

100

of 100 points


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Rated Program

Rated Program


Program

Merchandise Distribution

Activities

The nonprofit distributes donated merchandise to people in need through a network of nonprofit and government partners. This merchandise is donated by corporations to the nonprofit and includes clothing, school supplies, and home goods.

Program Type

Beneficiaries Served

Program Geography

Time Period of Data


Learn how we assess the impact of nonprofits

Outcomes and Cost

Outcomes: Changes in the lives of those served by a nonprofit. They can be caused by the nonprofit.

Costs: The money spent by a nonprofit and its partners and beneficiaries.

Impact: Outcome caused by a nonprofit relative to its cost.

Cost-effectiveness: A judgment as to whether the cost was a good use of resources to cause the outcome.


Outcome Metric


Outcome Data Source

Ratings are based on data the nonprofit itself collects on its work. We use the most recent year with sufficient data. Typically, this data allows us to calculate direct changes in participants' lives, such as increased income.


Output data collected during the program. The nonprofit provided to us an estimate of the total dollars saved by beneficiaries.


Method for Attributing Outcomes

We don't know if the observed changes were caused by the nonprofit's program or something else happening at the same time (e.g., a participant got a raise). To determine causation, we take the outcomes we observe and subtract an estimate of the outcomes that would have happened even without the program (i.e., counterfactual outcomes).


We assume that all products donated to beneficiaries offset purchases beneficiaries would otherwise have made from a retailer. We believe this assumption is plausible because the products provided by the nonprofit are essential items like clothes and home goods that beneficiaries would likely have purchased on their own had the nonprofit not intervened. The cost savings (or, equivalently, increase in income) are equal to the estimated price beneficiaries would have otherwise paid for equivalent goods.


Cost Data Source

After estimating the program's outcomes, we need to determine how much it cost to achieve those outcomes. All monetary costs are counted, whether they are borne by a nonprofit service deliverer or by the nonprofit’s public and private partners.


Program cost data reported by the nonprofit. Partner and beneficiary costs reported by the nonprofit or estimated by Charity Navigator.


Impact and Determination

We calculate impact, defined as the change in outcomes attributable to a program divided by the cost to achieve those outcomes.

Impact Statement

$27 generates $50 in cost savings for a person living in poverty or affected by disaster.

Benchmark for Rating

Impact & Results scores of product donation programs are based on the boost in savings to beneficiaries relative to cost. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they increase savings for a beneficiary by more than $1.50 for every $1 spent and a score of 75 if savings increases by more than $0.85 for every $1 spent. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.

Determination

Analysis Details


Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published in August, 2020.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Delivering Good reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$135,859,880

Spent in most recent FY

98%

Percent of program expenses


Distribution of Noncash Donations


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Delivering Good is a passing score. This score has no effect on the organization's Star Rating.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


THE MISSION OF DELIVERING GOOD IS TO UNITE RETAILERS, MANUFACTURERS, FOUNDATIONS, AND INDIVIDUALS TO PROVIDE PEOPLE IMPACTED BY POVERTY AND TRAGEDY WITH NEW MERCHANDISE. THE ORGANIZATION WORKS WITH A NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF AGENCY PARTNERS TO DISTRIBUTE GOODS, AND BRING HOPE, DIGNITY AND SELF-ESTEEM TO AT-RISK CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND ADULTS. IN THIS WAY, WE AIM TO BUILD A MORE EQUITABLE WORLD IN WHICH CHILDREN, ADULTS, AND FAMILIES FACING ECONOMIC, MEDICAL, SOCIAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES HAVE THE USEFUL ITEMS THAT THEY NEED AND VALUE, IN ORDER TO OVERCOME ADVERSITY AND REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


A world in which every family and individual has the economic strength, dignity, clothing, and material goods needed to thrive and reach their full potential.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: To provide new products for children and adults that increase an individual’s self-esteem, self-worth and dignity.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: We build bridges between local community partners and the entire ecosystem of charitable aid.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Goal Three: Achieve sustainability for our communities, industries, ecosystem, and environment.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Every employee of Delivering Good is encouraged to pursue courses and trainings in leadership development at company expense in order to further enhance their core skills and knowledge of our work.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Delivering Good's work is built on a model of partnership, working with more than 500 local charities throughout the United States as valued distribution partners in each locality we serve. In addition, we are participants in national organizations such as VOAD for disaster relief, and attend annual conferences and seminars to jointly further our work together in these areas.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


These past years have been times of great uncertainty and new possibilities for nonprofit charities like Delivering Good. The enormous impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a change of priorities (and, in many cases, a contraction of funding) from historic contributors in the individual, corporate, and philanthropic world. At the same time, it has sped up long-term changes in the apparel and manufacturing industries already underway: where once large surpluses of unsold product existed year to year, companies have become much more strategic and limited in the quantities they produce, thereby reducing the supply of in-kind surplus items for charitable distribution. In order to adapt to a changing world and a new environment for nonprofit organizations, Delivering Good recently undertook a multiyear strategic development process to assess our organizational strategies for the next half-decade. The result, formulated by the Delivering Good Board of Directors, was a comprehensive vision for the future dubbed Vision 2025. Rooted in our aim of knowledgeable service for the betterment of those we serve, and based on strategies designed to position our organization for the decades to come, this vision was based on seven pillars of change and impact that we seek to carry out.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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Organization Leadership

Organization Leadership


Matthew Fasciano

President & CEO

Andrea Weiss

Chair

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

92

out of 100

Delivering Good has earned a passing score. This score has no effect on the organization's Star Rating. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) and its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (30% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 88/100 (70% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

92

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

88/100 points

70% of beacon score


This organization's score of 88 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 6 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


View this organization's DEI Strategies


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

100/100 points

30% of beacon score


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.


View this organization's Constituent Feedback Practices




Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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