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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Good Works, Inc.

Repairing homes and restoring hope

three stars

86.85

544 East Lincoln Highway Coatesville, PA 19320
tel: (610) 383-6311   Web Site
EIN: 23-2513834

Board Leadership
Betty Traver
President

CEO
Bob Beggs
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.85 three stars
  Financial 81.41 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is: Transforming lives by repairing homes for low-income families and sharing the hope found in Jesus Christ. Founded in 1988, Good Works is a faith based nonprofit dedicated to helping families living with serious health and safety issues. We turn unhealthy and inadequate houses into warmer, safer, drier homes, and despair into hope.

We serve families in 49 of the 73 Chester County municipalities through staging sites in Coatesville, West Chester, Phoenixville, and St. Peters. Applicants must own and live in the home, participate in repairs (as possible), have property taxes paid to date, and meet income guidelines. Most of the homeowners we assist are elderly, single parents, or individuals with disabilities. Our services are provided at no cost and volunteers do most of the repairs.

Improving a home's physical condition also improves the quality of life for everyone in the household and makes it possible for the family to keep and remain in the home.

Our mission is: Transforming lives by repairing homes for low-income families and sharing the hope found in Jesus Christ. Founded in 1988, Good Works is a faith based nonprofit dedicated to helping families living with serious health and safety issues. We turn unhealthy and inadequate houses into warmer, safer, drier homes, and despair into hope.

We serve families in 49 of the 73 Chester County municipalities through staging sites in Coatesville, West Chester, Phoenixville, and St. Peters. Applicants must own and live in the home, participate in repairs (as possible), have property taxes paid to date, and meet income guidelines. Most of the homeowners we assist are elderly, single parents, or individuals with disabilities. Our services are provided at no cost and volunteers do most of the repairs.

Improving a home's physical condition also improves the quality of life for everyone in the household and makes it possible for the family to keep and remain in the home.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
372
Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
372
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

81.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 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)
75.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Good Works, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Good Works, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Case management notes
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We traditionally reported our impact by referencing the following metrics: number of volunteers, volunteer hours, families assisted, homes completed – and the many qualitative testimonials we receive The testimonials communicate how homeowners feel about their involvement with Good Works, which is consistently positive, but in 2018 we added a quantitative scoring system to our exit interviews Homeowners were asked to rate our impact with options ranging from Strongly Disagree (1) to Strongly Agree (5) in the following areas: • Good Works helped me remain in my home • My home is now safer • I learned that I am not alone; there are people who care • My quality of life improved because of my experience with Good Works
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good Works, Inc. (PA) 86.85 three stars
The Fuller Center for Housing (GA) 88.94 three stars
HomeAid America (CA) 95.24 four stars
Rebuilding Together (DC) 96.19 four stars
Warren Village (CO) 92.25 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $928,817
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $188,518
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $201,170
Total Contributions $1,318,505
   Program Service Revenue $52,325
Total Primary Revenue $1,370,830
   Other Revenue $20,560
TOTAL REVENUE $1,391,390
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $999,467
   Administrative Expenses $159,032
   Fundraising Expenses $153,295
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,311,794
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $79,596
   
Net Assets $1,043,699

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
Rehabilitation of Homes for Families in Need $973,337 97.4%
Workcamps for Rehabilitation of Homes $20,823 2.1%
Celebration Dinner for Families Being Helped $5,307 0.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 10/01/2020 86.85 three stars
2018-03 04/01/2019 85.65 three stars
2017-03 05/01/2018 85.08 three stars
2016-03 03/01/2017 89.18 three stars
2016-03 02/01/2017 88.97 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 87.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 04/01/2016 78.32 two stars
2015-03 03/01/2016 77.76 two stars
2014-03 07/01/2015 81.32 three stars
2013-03 03/01/2014 81.81 three stars
2012-03 08/01/2013 86.17 three stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 84.65 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 82.77 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 05/01/2011 76.39 two stars
2009-03 07/01/2010 88.65 three stars
2008-03 04/01/2009 85.71 three stars
2007-03 02/01/2008 93.06 four stars
2006-03 03/01/2007 90.13 four stars
2005-03 07/01/2006 90.36 four 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 23-2513834
Name in IRS Master File GOOD WORKS INC
NTEE Code L20
NTEE Classification Housing Development, Construction, Management
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (400) Area development, redevelopment of renewal
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 March, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,889 7.38% Robert Beggs Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good Works, Inc. (PA) 86.85 three stars
Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (NJ) 91.66 four stars
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley (CA) 96.66 four stars
Apartment Life (TX) 87.29 three stars
HomeAid America (CA) 95.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Good Works, Inc.
544 East Lincoln Highway
Coatesville, PA 19320
tel: (610) 383-6311
fax: (610) 380-9795
EIN: 23-2513834

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1441
Coatesville, PA 19320

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Board Leadership

Betty Traver
President

CEO

Bob Beggs
Executive Director

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