Mission: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh was founded in October of 1999 by a group of dedicated volunteers who shared a vision to revitalize Newburgh's neighborhoods ... (More)

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1987, and donations may or may not be tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://habitatnewburgh.org/

 125 Washington Street
Newburgh NY 12550 

  845-568-6035


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Star Rating System by Charity Navigator


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Exceptional

This charity's score is 93.91, 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.

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

91.9%


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

4.0%


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

4.0%


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

34.4%


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

$0.06


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

0.75 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

13.86%


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 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:
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Records Retention and Destruction ... (More)
CEO Compensation Process ... (More)
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Donors have expressed extreme concern about the use of their personal information by charities and the desire to have this information kept confidential. The exchanging and sale of lists for telemarketing and the mass distribution of "junk mail," among other things, can be minimized if the charity assures the privacy of its donors. 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)

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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 W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



Matthew Arbolino, Executive Director

$65,778 (1.97% of Total Expenses)


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

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:

Other religious activities (BMF activity code: 029)

Low-income housing (BMF activity code: 380)


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:

Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling. (BMF affiliation code: 9)

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.


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Balance Sheet


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

Due to COVID-19 Our Restore, a major source of income, was forced to close We lost approximately $80,000 in profit during the closure. Habitat Newburgh was unable to host 2 of the 3 fundraising events it holds each year. This led to a decrease in donations. Also, Habitat Newburgh was planning to construct a home in only 5 days this fall, in partnership with the support of donated time, materials, and labor by contractors and volunteers during what is known as "Home Builders Blitz". Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, Habitat Newburgh has been forced to cancel this event, but is still left with the task of building this home for a hard-working family of nine.


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

The following led to delays in construction. Construction sites were closed due to state mandates. We were unable to utilize volunteers on our construction sites and have limited capacity to build homes without them City Building Department was closed- we were unable to get permits to begin projects and get inspections on projects that were in process Our outreach efforts to recruit new families has been affected by closures, social distancing and visitor policies


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

Our staff was able to perform their duties remotely. We worked with our banks and lawyers to adapt their procedures so we were able to sell the homes that had been completed prior to COVID We have remote capabilities to continue operating including software that were not in place prior. We offered our education curriculum remotely We conducted home visits remotely We continue to advocate and meet with partners remotely


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Offer remote access to meetings, classes and events. Continue to use software to communicate internally and externally


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
6/1/20202019 93.91
10/1/20192018 96.46
7/1/20182017 92.02
9/1/20172016 92.76

...   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

Not Currently Scored

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

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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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh reported its two largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$1,457,626

Spent in most recent FY

97%

Percent of program expenses


HFHGN BUILDS HOMES AND COMMUNITY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HARD WORKING FAMILIES AND VOLUNTEERS IN NEWBURGH, NY. IT FOCUSES ITS HOME BUILDING EFFORTS IN U.S. CENSUS TRACTS 4 AND 5, WHICH RANKS AS THE MOST D ... (More)


$32,448

Spent in most recent FY

2%

Percent of program expenses


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER NEWBURGH SUPPORTS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL'S GLOBAL HOUSING EFFROTS BY TITHING TEN PERCENT OF ITS UNRESTRICTED CONTRIBUTIONS TO BUILD HOMES INTERNATIONALLY. I ... (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 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh 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


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER NEWBURGH IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING DECENT, AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FAMILIES IN NEED. REACHING ACROSS RELIGIOUS, CULTURAL, AND RACIAL BOUNDARIES, WE SEEK TO REBUILD A SENSE OF COMMUNITY WITH THE COMMON GOAL OF STRONG NEIGHBORHOODS AND DIGNITY THROUGH HOMEOWNERSHIP.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


A world where everyone has a decent place to live.


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: GOAL: Families First

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


Goal Two: GOAL: Organizational Excellence & Efficiency

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


Goal Three: Goal: Funding the Future

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

Habitat Newburgh has a staff member attending Leadership Orange, a non profit program established to identify and cultivate the next generation of leaders in Orange County. Students are educated about various challenges and issues in the region and are challenged by putting their knowledge to work with the goal of improving the quality of life in Orange County. Our Operations Manager completed the Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) Certificate program. Our Executive Director utilizes a professional coach. Professional development is included in our annual budget and is encouraged.

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

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Habitat Newburgh’s work is not done in isolation. Our external mobilization efforts include: Partnering with City of Newburgh. Current projects include acting as a sub-grantee to the municipalities CDBG program funding as well as working in cooperation on Quality of Life Sweeps Residents: We engage with residents on the streets we build to market our program, bolster neighborhood associations, and to be accountable developers of the community we are domiciled in. Housing Coalition: We were a leading voice in the creation and growth of Newburgh’s Housing Coalition, which gathers data, identifies needs, and plans strategies to help all Newburgh residents access decent and affordable housing. We participate in local state and federal advocacy initiatives, speak as panelists, present information at conferences, lead community projects such as clean-ups with neighborhood associations. We use social media, direct mail, email, and outreach to raise awareness of our mission and program

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.


Despite increased land and construction costs, reduced hours at our ReStore, reduced participation at fundraising events, and the reduction of volunteers building onsite Habitat Newburgh continues to build and sell houses at an affordable price to low-income families. We are able to do so with greater efficiency due to increase in partner involvement, improved technology, investment in staff training, and smart fundraising. Our classes, meetings, and fundraising events are now offered in a hybrid format enabling increased participation. We have learned that flexibility and pivotability are essential for operational continuity during times of uncertainty. We will continue to explore ways our programs, processes, and procedures can be adapted to meet external changes and challenges.

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

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh 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


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. 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.


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 award every nonprofit that completes the Candid survey full credit for this Beacon, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. Although the data is not evaluated for quality at this time, future iterations of this Beacon will include third party or other data that will serve to validate the information provided by the nonprofit.

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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