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Samaritans

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three stars

87.89

41 West Street 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 536-2460   Web Site
EIN: 04-2643466

Board Leadership
Mark Horgan
Chair

CEO
Steve Mongeau
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.89 three stars
  Financial 82.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Samaritans' mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. Through the signature practice of befriending, Samaritans listens to those struggling with suicide with compassion and without judgment, and equips others with the skills and knowledge to identify and support those at risk of suicide. Samaritans serves vulnerable people of all ages, from adolescents to older adults, throughout communities in Greater Boston, MetroWest, central MA and across the state.

Samaritans' mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. Through the signature practice of befriending, Samaritans listens to those struggling with suicide with compassion and without judgment, and equips others with the skills and knowledge to identify and support those at risk of suicide. Samaritans serves vulnerable people of all ages, from adolescents to older adults, throughout communities in Greater Boston, MetroWest, central MA and across the state.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of students receiving information on suicide
8,171
Number of adults receiving information on suicide
9,425
Number of crisis calls answered
74,280
Number of crisis texts answered
6,092
Number of volunteers active in Crisis Services
324
This impact information is current as of March 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

82.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Samaritans on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Samaritans on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Samaritans (MA) 87.89 three stars
Mental Health Association (NY) 89.45 three stars
Siloam Family Health Center (TN) 88.66 three stars
Harrisonburg Rockingham Free Clinic (VA) 96.66 four stars
Inner City Health Center (CO) 85.49 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,832,621
   Federated Campaigns $16,591
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $463,711
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,312,923
   Program Service Revenue $609,550
Total Primary Revenue $2,922,473
   Other Revenue $20,810
TOTAL REVENUE $2,943,283
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,616,561
   Administrative Expenses $129,002
   Fundraising Expenses $384,250
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,129,813
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $813,470
   
Net Assets $1,274,524

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
Crisis Services $924,448 57.2%
Grief Support Services $387,518 24.0%
Outreach & Education $304,595 18.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 87.89 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 82.85 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 84.16 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 80.82 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.21 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 87.72 three stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 85.46 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 86.08 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 80.78 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2013 79.47 two stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 78.72 two 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 04-2643466
Name in IRS Master File SAMARITANS INC
NTEE Code F41
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(158) Rescue and emergency service
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 July, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,733 6.41% Stephen Mongeau Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Samaritans (MA) 87.89 three stars
Healing Hands Ministries (TX) 85.54 three stars
The Free Clinics (NC) 91.55 four stars
Neighborhood Health Clinic (FL) 96.79 four stars
Resource Center (TX) 95.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Samaritans
41 West Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 536-2460
fax: (617) 247-0207
EIN: 04-2643466

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Board Leadership

Mark Horgan
Chair

CEO

Steve Mongeau
Executive Director

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