Mission: BROADWAY COMMUNITY SETS AN ABUNDANT TABLE, BELIEVING THAT EVERYONE DESERVES JUSTICE, DIGNITY, HEALTH AND WHOLENESS.WE SERVE NOURISHING FOOD, A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT, ... (More)

Broadway Community Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2014, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://www.broadwaycommunity.org/

  601 W 114TH ST
New York NY 10025-7906



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

77

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 35% Finance & Accountability, 55% Impact & Results, and 10% Leadership & Adaptability


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

74

out of 100

The score earned by Broadway Community Inc. is a failing score

This V5 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

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



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Finance & Accountability Report

74

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

94.87%

Higher effect on score

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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.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense percentage AND Liabilities to Assets

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

8/8 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

No Audit/Review

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

0.18%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

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 up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. 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



CRISTINA COSTANTINI, BOARD MEMBER

$0


PATRICK MAHANEY, BOARD MEMBER

$0


REV LIZ THEOHARIS, BOARD MEMBER

$0


AMY WEBB, BOARD MEMBER

$0


KATHRYN GRAYBILL, BOARD MEMBER

$0


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:

Community service organization (BMF activity code: 408)


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.


Broadway Community Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Revenue

  • Staffing


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

The COVID-19 pandemic raised our costs by about 15% as we moved our meal service from congregate serving to take-out (which requires packaging and individual portions of foods). However we also experienced increased revenue as many funders and individual donors turned their attention to the crisis. We remain fiscally healthy.


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

Broadway Community implemented safety protocols and were able to keep the nightly shelter and health clinic open. We moved to take-out models for meals, grocery and produce pantries. The number of meals served has increased by 13 %. We have been forced to suspend Community Table (monthly dinners) and the clothing pantry.


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

The loss of regular (generally older) volunteers and volunteer groups made it necessary to hire one part-time staff person. We also increased our cleaning schedule, developed protocols for screening and contact tracing volunteers. and have purchased air filtration equipment.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

The part-time Meals Service Coordinator has greatly helped with engaging and training volunteers, and we will maintain that position.


...   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

75

out of 100

Broadway Community Inc. is cost-effective, earning a passing score.


Impact

$60 provides a night of shelter to a person experiencing homelessness.


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Impact & Results Report

75

of 100 points


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Rated Program

Rated Program


Program

Broadway Community Shelter

Activities

The nonprofit provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.

Program Type

Emergency Shelter

Beneficiaries Served

People experiencing homelessness

Program Geography

New York

Time Period of Data

1/1/20 to 1/1/20


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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

A night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness


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.


Outcome data collected during the program. The nonprofit submitted data on nights of shelter provided.


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 the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.


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.


Cost Calculation

$335,447 program costs + $0 partner costs + $0 beneficiary costs = $335,447 total costs


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 Calculation

$335,447 total costs / 5,475 nights of shelter provided = roughly $60 provides a night of shelter to a person experiencing homelessness.

Benchmark for Rating

Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the Fair Market Rent and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.

Determination

Cost-effective

Nonprofit Comment

Before publishing, we ask every nonprofit we can to review our work, offer corrections and provide a comment.


This nonprofit did not provide a comment

Analysis Details


Analysis conducted in 2021 by Charity Navigator using data submitted by the nonprofit, theory and evidence from scientific research studies, and public datasets.

Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Broadway Community Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$499,496

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


VARIOUS PROGRAM SERVICES THAT CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING: EMERGENCY SERVICES INCLUDING A SOUP KITCHEN, CLOTHING PANTRY, FOOD PANTRY, A SEVEN-NIGHT-A-WEEK CO-ED SHELTER, ONSITE MEDICAL SERVICES, AND SHOW ... (More)


...   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 Broadway Community Inc. is a passing score.

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


BROADWAY COMMUNITY SETS AN ABUNDANT TABLE, BELIEVING THAT EVERYONE DESERVES JUSTICE, DIGNITY, HEALTH AND WHOLENESS.WE SERVE NOURISHING FOOD, A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT, SHELTER, CLOTHING, SHOWERS, AND MEDICAL CARE. WE SERVE ONE ANOTHER BREAKING DOWN BARRIES OF POVERTY, INEQUITY AND PRIVILEGE. UNTIL ALL ARE FED IN BODY AND SPIRIT. WE SERVE.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Our neighbors flourishing. As a small organization, we are not seeking to end world hunger. However, we hope that on a local level we can help people to better health through good nutrition. We also seek to support the "whole person," assisting with stable housing, regular health care, vocational training, access to free performing arts and other creative engagement, and a community of care where the dignity of all people is celebrated.


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: We serve nutritious and delicious meals in a welcoming environment. But we are not sufficiently helping our guests to sustainability - where they no longer need free meals. This is our current focus.

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


Goal Two: With mostly volunteers, we have not had the capacity (skills or time) to invest in working with our guests to assess their needs and help meet them. We are increasing our staff in order to do this.

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


Goal Three: Strategic work on governance and increased fundraising is enabling us to hire a full time Executive Director. Their task is to coordinate programming, and develop agency and donor partnerships.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Successfully recruited four new Board Members, three of whom are BIPOC and the fourth with extensive experience in the field. Board Members have attended the past two Anti-Hunger Policy Conferences, and one works extensively with City Harvest in the area of advocacy, which earned Broadway Community a 2021 Award for Advocacy. One core volunteer participated in our Food Service training program and was sent to the New York City Department of Health Food Service Safety Certification program. She is now our part-time Food Service Coordinator.

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

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

We partner with the Institute for Family Health to maintain an on site medical clinic, and with the Center for Urban Community Service to provide consistent nightly shelter, meals, showers and laundry service for 15 homeless neighbors. Volunteers host tables at local events providing information about programs and services and recruiting volunteers and donors. One Board member works with the City Harvest advocacy team speaking at lobbying events to advocate for policies that address food insecurity, affordable housing, and unequal access to housing and health care. Empowering more of our volunteers to participate in these and other activities is one of the tasks we are asking of the new Executive Director.

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.


The past year (19 months actually) has been one of constant adaptation. Early in the pandemic, our main priorities were continuing to provide healthy meals and food and maintaining a safe environment for both the shelter and the medical clinic. This meant increased sanitation protocols, screening of guests and volunteers, and a system for contact tracing. We developed a plan to reopen for congregate meals with multiple seatings to allow distancing, plexiglass dividers, air filtration equipment, and traffic guidelines. We carefully watched regulations related to indoor dining. As the danger of infection from aerosols emerged, we realized that indoor service would be unsafe in our facility. Volunteer groups ceased (both corporate and mission groups) and new volunteers had to be found. Board members and friends (younger people with more flexibility due to remote work) from our host facility (Broadway Presbyterian Church) filled those gaps. We hired a part time Food Service Coordinator to guide the constantly changing pool of volunteers. In July, 2021, we were happily anticipating reopening for congregate meals in September, then had to hold those plans as the virus surged again. Fundraising was a major concern, as we lost many food donations that normally come from restaurants, and the cost of providing take-out meals is much greater than congregate ones due to packaging and the need for individual portions of items like yogurt, peanut butter and drinks. It became clear that the lack of full-time staff leadership is making it difficult to serve our guests life changing ways. A Board member took on the development tasks of grant writing and reporting, donor outreach, and raising a capacity building fund. The search for that person is almost complete and we are poised to make that hire very soon.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Broadway Community Inc. is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.


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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback

Not Scored


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback.


Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:


How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

Paper surveys, Other means


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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve


With whom does your organization share the feedback you got from the people you serve?

Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners


What challenges does your organization face in collecting feedback from the people you serve?

Note: The organization did not respond to this question.


Briefly describe a recent change that your organization made in response to feedback from the people you serve.

Frankly, most recent changes have been related to coping with the COVID pandemic and keeping our guests, volunteers and staff safe, while meeting the increased need for meals, groceries, fresh produce, shelter, and health care, and then carefully transitioning back to communal service of meals and choice pantries.



Methodology


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. We've partnered with GuideStar by 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.


Charity Navigator awards full credit for this Beacon to every nonprofit that is eligible for an Encompass Rating that completes the survey, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. This data is not evaluated for quality at this time. Validation will be added in future iterations of this Beacon.

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. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving, and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.

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