Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

CommonBond Communities

Building stable homes, strong futures and vibrant communities since 1971

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four stars

92.27

1080 Montreal Ave St. Paul, MN 55116
tel: (651) 291-1750   Web Site
EIN: 41-1260469

Board Leadership
Carleen Rhodes
Chair

CEO
Deidre Schmidt
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.27 four stars
  Financial 89.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

CommonBond Communities' mission is to build stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities with the vision that every person has a dignified, affordable home that supports independence and advancement within a flourishing community. Since 1971, CommonBond has been providing homes and hope for those most in need in our community. Today, CommonBond is the largest nonprofit provider of affordable rental homes in the Upper Midwest. Our nationally recognized integrated housing approach that includes high quality development, long term management and resident services has proven to make a difference in the lives of residents and the community. CommonBond is committed to providing safe, affordable housing with services for people with low incomes. More than 9,000 people live in CommonBond housing.

CommonBond Communities' mission is to build stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities with the vision that every person has a dignified, affordable home that supports independence and advancement within a flourishing community. Since 1971, CommonBond has been providing homes and hope for those most in need in our community. Today, CommonBond is the largest nonprofit provider of affordable rental homes in the Upper Midwest. Our nationally recognized integrated housing approach that includes high quality development, long term management and resident services has proven to make a difference in the lives of residents and the community. CommonBond is committed to providing safe, affordable housing with services for people with low incomes. More than 9,000 people live in CommonBond housing.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of program participants who remain employed 12 months after program completion
71
Number of participants who gain employment
242
Average wage of clients served (in dollars)
14
Number of individuals attending community events or trainings
2,635
Number of residents participating in Leadership Training
53
Number of teen job placements
28
Number of residents with active leadership roles in the community
585
Number of all Youth and Teen Program participants
656
Number of "Summer Fun" participants
354
Percent of successfully resolved housing risks
92
Number of Health and Wellness participants across all programs
594
This impact information is current as of July 2019, 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

89.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.42
  Program Expenses Growth 17.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CommonBond Communities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CommonBond Communities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,993,391
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $662,448
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $957,597
Total Contributions $6,613,436
   Program Service Revenue $12,513,266
Total Primary Revenue $19,126,702
   Other Revenue $563,301
TOTAL REVENUE $19,690,003
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,459,359
   Administrative Expenses $810,026
   Fundraising Expenses $1,249,031
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,518,416
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,171,587
   
Net Assets $62,378,233

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$248,608 1.83% Deidre Schmidt President, CEO

Mission

CommonBond Communities' mission is to build stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities with the vision that every person has a dignified, affordable home that supports independence and advancement within a flourishing community. Since 1971, CommonBond has been providing homes and hope for those most in need in our community. Today, CommonBond is the largest nonprofit provider of affordable rental homes in the Upper Midwest. Our nationally recognized integrated housing approach that includes high quality development, long term management and resident services has proven to make a difference in the lives of residents and the community. CommonBond is committed to providing safe, affordable housing with services for people with low incomes. More than 9,000 people live in CommonBond housing.

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CommonBond Communities (MN) 92.27 four stars
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Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley (CA) 96.66 four stars
The Fuller Center for Housing (GA) 89.86 three stars
Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware (DE) 86.24 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

CommonBond Communities
1080 Montreal Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
tel: (651) 291-1750
fax: (651) 291-1003
EIN: 41-1260469

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Board Leadership

Carleen Rhodes
Chair

CEO

Deidre Schmidt
President, CEO