Mission: A cause-driven non-profit focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We respond to the needs of the community by providing a safe place ... (More)

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1966, and donations are tax-deductible.  Note: This organization was not on the most recent list of organizations provided by the IRS, the Business Master File (BMF). It will be removed from our website if it is not listed in the BMF for three consecutive months.

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Contact Information

  fspymca.org

  1340 MARTINE AVE
Scotch Plains NJ 07076-2524



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

99

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 80% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% Culture & Community


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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

100

out of 100

The score earned by Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is a passing score

This V6 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 2020, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

86.34%

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
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

19/19 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

Audited

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

13.55%

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

Listed

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

Listed

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

Unscored

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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

No Data Available


Key Persons data is currently unavailable for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.

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:

YMCA, YWCA, YMCA, etc. (BMF activity code: 324)

Other school related activities (BMF activity code: 059)

Other religious activities (BMF activity code: 029)


Foundation Status:

Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2) (BMF foundation code: 16)


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).

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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

Not Currently Scored

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA 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.

Learn more about Impact & Results.

Do you work at Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA? Join the waitlist for an updated Impact & Results score.


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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$2,988,179

Spent in most recent FY

60%

Percent of program expenses


Youth Development - The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA believes in nurturing the potential of every child and teen through value based programs and services that help develop the skills needed for academi ... (More)


$1,612,615

Spent in most recent FY

32%

Percent of program expenses


Healthy Living - The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is a leading voice within our community, committed to improving the health and well-being of those we serve, with a mission centered on balance and deve ... (More)


$371,984

Spent in most recent FY

7%

Percent of program expenses


Social Responsibility - The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA believes in giving back and supporting our neighbors. We have been listening and responding to the community's most critical social needs for the ... (More)


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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 Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA 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


The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the individuals, families and communities we serve through programs and services that build wholeness of spirit, mind and body. The YMCA is a not-for-profit organization founded on Christian principles, serving people of all ages, races, faith and cultures and socio-economic conditions.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is a cause-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities we serve through value-based programs and services focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our intent is to ensure youth have opportunities to develop skills needed for successful living, to support individuals and families towards improving overall health and well-being and to foster and strengthen social and support networks, encouraging investment in our community.


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: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen so kids have the opportunity to discover who they really are and what they can achieve.

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


Goal Two: Provide youth, adults and families in our communities the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

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


Goal Three: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. With our doors open to all, we work to bridge the gaps that divide people in our communities and bring our cause to the people that need us most.

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

All Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y Leadership staff have the opportunity to participate in professional development. This past year, 7 Leadership Team members and 1 board member participated in an 8-week Leadership Learning Circle that gave participants the opportunity to discuss common topics of interest, allowing for deeper dialogue and exchange of ideas. Leadership team members also participate in monthly YMCA network calls to share learnings, discuss challenges, and collectively develop solutions relative to their respective disciplines. The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y also participates in the NJ Department of Labor Upskill Grant-Funded Training facilitated by Rutgers University Office of Continuing Professional Education. Both full- and part-time staff have the opportunity to participate in training courses that help improve their leadership skills. This past year, 36 team members have participated in 21 hours of training and 18 training hours are scheduled through May 31, 2022.

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

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA partners with a number of local organizations to help deliver vital programs and services to our community. We are involved in several collaborations with other non-profit groups, health institutions, local schools, colleges, and community organizations to provide health education and wellness initiatives to the community. The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y regularly communicates its mission and impact through our own social media pages, website, email communications, direct mail and press releases. We also participate in community events throughout the year, bringing our mission and programs to a wider audience. The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is a member of the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, an organization that leverages the collective strength of NJ YMCA’s to advocate for policies and initiatives that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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.


Over the past year, our Y has continued to adapt to the changing needs of our community brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. A priority this past year was to bring back many of the programs and services that our community needed, while making sure that we were following the latest COVID-19 guidelines. Our team developed processes that would allow for in person programming while keeping our community safe. We conducted virtual and outdoor fitness classes to accommodate those who were not ready to return to in-person workouts. We offered lap swimming and Wellness Center visits by appointment only to ensure social distancing and manage capacity limits. We also continued to provide for those in need by collecting food donations, partnering with the American Red Cross to host blood drives, collected and distributed holiday gifts for families in need, hosted a flu and Covid-19 vaccine clinic, and collected household supplies and diapers for newly arriving immigrant families. We also made sure child care and education were a priority, providing services to families when the schools did not re-open for in-person learning, including offering two new kindergarten classes for families who preferred in-person learning. Throughout the year, the school district had many changes, going from fully virtual to some days in person and other days virtual. With every change, the FSPY School Age Child Care staff were able to quickly pivot to offer child care services that families needed. Our Y, like many other businesses and organizations, has also been affected by the ongoing labor shortage. Despite being short-staffed in many areas, our team has been able to continue to run programs safely. Program directors stepped in to cover shifts, guard pools, teach swim lessons, run group exercise classes, and much more so that we can continue to offer the critical programs and services our community needs.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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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

93

out of 100

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA has earned a passing score. 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: 90/100 (70% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

93

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

90/100 points

70% of beacon score


This organization's score of 90 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 7 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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