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Good Counsel

Providing a loving family environment in a safe and secure shelter

three stars

86.29

411 Clinton Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
tel: (201) 795-0637   Web Site
EIN: 22-2831271

Board Leadership
Mark Swartzberg
Chairman

CEO
Christopher Bell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.29 three stars
  Financial 82.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Good Counsel is a private Catholic agency whose primary mission is to help homeless pregnant women by providing a loving family environment in a safe and secure shelter. Begun in 1985 by Fr. Benedict Groeschel and Chris Bell, both leaders in the pro-life movement, Good Counsel has grown to five homes in the New York greater metropolitan area. Working closely with the Sisters of Life through our Lumina outreach we have developed an outstanding program of support and healing for those suffering from abortion related problems. Women receive educational and vocational assistance and professional counseling. Mothers staying with us are able to learn a trade and map out goals to achieve while at Good Counsel and when they move on to new, independent lives.

Good Counsel is a private Catholic agency whose primary mission is to help homeless pregnant women by providing a loving family environment in a safe and secure shelter. Begun in 1985 by Fr. Benedict Groeschel and Chris Bell, both leaders in the pro-life movement, Good Counsel has grown to five homes in the New York greater metropolitan area. Working closely with the Sisters of Life through our Lumina outreach we have developed an outstanding program of support and healing for those suffering from abortion related problems. Women receive educational and vocational assistance and professional counseling. Mothers staying with us are able to learn a trade and map out goals to achieve while at Good Counsel and when they move on to new, independent lives.

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Financial

three stars

82.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
72.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.94
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Good Counsel on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Good Counsel on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good Counsel (NJ) 86.29 three stars
Mercy Center (NJ) 85.25 three stars
The Concilio (TX) 86.52 three stars
Emergency Family Assistance Association (CO) 88.34 three stars
Children's Aid (NY) 86.93 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,770,423
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $154,963
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,189
Total Contributions $5,930,575
   Program Service Revenue $130,903
Total Primary Revenue $6,061,478
   Other Revenue $96,483
TOTAL REVENUE $6,157,961
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $3,607,169
   Administrative Expenses $409,714
   Fundraising Expenses $995,134
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,012,017
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,145,944
   
Net Assets $4,343,963

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Housing $1,931,681 52.0%
Counseling $854,398 23.0%
Life Skills Programs $705,806 19.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.29 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 83.75 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 85.32 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.39 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 86.63 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 80.39 three stars
2010-12 06/01/2012 91.06 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 89.80 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.75 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 81.37 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 89.11 three stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 89.14 three stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 77.67 two stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 80.97 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 82.17 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-2831271
Name in IRS Master File GOOD COUNSEL INC
NTEE Code P42
NTEE Classification Single Parent Agencies, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (31) Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc
(150) Hospital
(120) Publishing activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Ruling Date March, 1946
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$114,469 2.28% Christopher Bell President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good Counsel (NJ) 86.29 three stars
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Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery (WA) 85.63 three stars
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County (MI) 92.74 four stars
Jewish Family Service of Seattle (WA) 85.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Good Counsel
411 Clinton Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
tel: (201) 795-0637
EIN: 22-2831271

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 6068
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Board Leadership

Mark Swartzberg
Chairman

CEO

Christopher Bell
Executive Director

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