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    Strong City Baltimore

    Strong City Baltimore


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...2101 E BIDDLE ST
    Baltimore MD 21213-3307


    Baltimore MD | IRS ruling year: 1970 | EIN: 52-0897806  


    Organization Mission

    Established in 1969, Strong City Baltimore (formerly Greater Homewood Community Corporation) is a grass-roots, nonprofit organization with a mission to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people in Baltimore. We help Baltimore's citizens get jobs, live in affordable homes, send their children to good schools, and build community ties.

    Much like the neighborhoods we serve, our programs support Strong City's approach to fulfilling its mission. Over the past 49 years, we have forged many successful partnerships, expanding the services we provide and widening our geographical range.

    We believe there are no quick fixes for the challenges that face Baltimore, but progress is achieved by building communities and building agency for individuals while helping them access the resources they need to improve their lives.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 88%, earning it a Three-Star rating.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score, weighted as follows: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Beacon Weights
    Historical Ratings
     Proceed with Caution - Reported Other Material Lawsuit

    On January 11, 2023, The Baltimore Sun reported on improper conduct alleged to have taken place at Strong City Baltimore in an article titled, "Nonprofit groups believe Strong City Baltimore spent their funds on building renovation." For more information regarding this matter, please see The Baltimore Sun article.

    For more information about our alerts methodology, see here.

     Important note on the timeliness of ratings

    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Strong City Baltimore is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance


    Strong City Baltimore has earned a 88% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2019, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 49.80% - 2.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 0.14 years - 2.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.03 - 10/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 2.80% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 2.50% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 94.50% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 21.93% - 10/10 pts

    Additional Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available

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