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Human Services : Homeless Services

Open Doors

Shelter. Support. Success.

four stars

94.35

4 Merritt Street Norwalk, CT 06854
tel: (203) 866-1057   Web Site
EIN: 22-2536909

Board Leadership
Jeff Erdmann
President

CEO
Michele Conderino
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.35 four stars
  Financial 96.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Open Doors strives to make a direct impact in the Greater Norwalk area by guiding every person in the cycle of homelessness towards housing stability.

Open Doors strives to make a direct impact in the Greater Norwalk area by guiding every person in the cycle of homelessness towards housing stability.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Open Door Shelter
Program Name: Open Door Shelter

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Open Door Shelter provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$60 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of The Open Door Shelter.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.51
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Open Doors on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Open Doors on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Open Doors (CT) 94.35 four stars
Family Promise (NJ) 100.00 four stars
Siena Francis House (NE) 96.64 four stars
Women's Lunch Place (MA) 91.00 four stars
Home Sweet Home Ministries, Inc. (IL) 87.02 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,671,339
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $535,525
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $930,364
Total Contributions $4,137,228
   Program Service Revenue $688,539
Total Primary Revenue $4,825,767
   Other Revenue $34,396
TOTAL REVENUE $4,860,163
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,135,190
   Administrative Expenses $485,781
   Fundraising Expenses $408,195
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,029,166
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $830,997
   
Net Assets $12,823,900

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
Shelter $1,516,143 48.4%
Nutrition $750,572 23.9%
Housing $694,410 22.1%

Ratings History
Open Doors has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 94.35 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 98.10 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 96.35 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 91.41 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2017 88.29 three stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 85.00 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 83.43 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 81.26 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 86.74 three stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 90.46 four stars
2011-06 04/01/2013 91.78 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 22-2536909
Name in IRS Master File THE OPEN DOOR SHELTER INC
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(399) Other housing 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 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 December, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Michele Conderino Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$195,069 4.84% Jeannette Archer-Simons Former Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Open Doors (CT) 94.35 four stars
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The Shade Tree (NV) 87.34 three stars
BEDS Plus Care Inc. (IL) 93.86 four stars
Abode Services (CA) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Open Doors
4 Merritt Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
tel: (203) 866-1057
fax: (203) 866-4974
EIN: 22-2536909

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Board Leadership

Jeff Erdmann
President

CEO

Michele Conderino
Executive Director

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