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Human Services : Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

YWCA Boston

Eliminating racism, empowering women

77.01

140 Clarendon Street Suite 403
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 585-5400   Web Site
EIN: 04-2103548

Board Leadership
Marguerite Fletcher
Chair

CEO
Beth Chandler
President and CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.01
  Financial 67.74
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1867, YWCA Boston was the first YWCA in the United States, established by leaders in the abolition and suffrage movement to address critical social justice issues of the time. Today, YWCA Boston intends to incrementally reduce systemic racial and gender disparities and improve social cohesion in Boston neighborhoods where health, educational and safety inequities are most significant. YWCA Boston is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Founded in 1867, YWCA Boston was the first YWCA in the United States, established by leaders in the abolition and suffrage movement to address critical social justice issues of the time. Today, YWCA Boston intends to incrementally reduce systemic racial and gender disparities and improve social cohesion in Boston neighborhoods where health, educational and safety inequities are most significant. YWCA Boston is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Financial

67.74

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
68.3%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.56
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.30
  Program Expenses Growth -3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by YWCA Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by YWCA Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
YWCA Boston (MA) 77.01
Athol Area YMCA (MA) 92.22
YMCA of Northwest Florida (FL) 94.74
YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley (IA) 91.16
Kishwaukee Family YMCA (IL) 90.92

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $672,855
   Federated Campaigns $19,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $71,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $763,355
   Program Service Revenue $342,054
Total Primary Revenue $1,105,409
   Other Revenue $1,366,150
TOTAL REVENUE $2,471,559
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,633,589
   Administrative Expenses $320,514
   Fundraising Expenses $420,752
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,374,855
   
Payments to Affiliates $17,219
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $96,704
   
Net Assets $14,348,113

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
Inclusion Boston Services $668,072 40.9%
Girls Leadership Program $516,032 31.6%
LeadBoston $449,485 27.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 77.01
2018-12 05/01/2020 78.75
2017-12 04/01/2019 82.81
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.69
2015-12 11/01/2017 83.06
2015-12 07/01/2017 81.36
2014-12 08/01/2016 85.77

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

EIN 04-2103548
Name in IRS Master File YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF BOSTON INC
NTEE Code P27
NTEE Classification Young Men's or Women's Associations (YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (324) YMCA, YWCA, YMCA, etc.
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 Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$188,793 7.94% Elizabeth Chandler President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
YWCA Boston (MA) 77.01
YMCA of Greater Houston (TX) 91.18
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (CA) 86.71
YMCA of San Francisco (CA) 91.92
YMCA of San Diego County (CA) 91.45

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Charity Contact Info

YWCA Boston
140 Clarendon Street
Suite 403
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 585-5400
EIN: 04-2103548

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Board Leadership

Marguerite Fletcher
Chair

CEO

Beth Chandler
President and CEO

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