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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Life-changing services for homeless and at-risk youth ages 14 to 24 since 1970

three stars

85.66

47 West Street Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 423-9575   Web Site
EIN: 04-2472126

Board Leadership
Gloria L. Clough
President

CEO
Elisabeth Jackson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.66 three stars
  Financial 86.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Bridge) is Boston's premier organization dedicated to transforming the lives of runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth through safe, supportive, and encouraging relationships and effective and innovative services that guide them toward self-sufficiency. Bridge began in 1970 with a small but energetic group of staff and volunteers, who offered free and confidential services to homeless young people on the streets of Boston. Of the young people who seek help at Bridge, 100 percent live at the poverty level. Bridge offers a safe and supportive environment in which these troubled youth can find out who they are and where they want to be. Then we help them get there.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Bridge) is Boston's premier organization dedicated to transforming the lives of runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth through safe, supportive, and encouraging relationships and effective and innovative services that guide them toward self-sufficiency. Bridge began in 1970 with a small but energetic group of staff and volunteers, who offered free and confidential services to homeless young people on the streets of Boston. Of the young people who seek help at Bridge, 100 percent live at the poverty level. Bridge offers a safe and supportive environment in which these troubled youth can find out who they are and where they want to be. Then we help them get there.

Financial

three stars

86.37

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.57
  Program Expenses Growth 24.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridge Over Troubled Waters on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridge Over Troubled Waters on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridge Over Troubled Waters (MA) 85.66 three stars
Crossnore School (NC) 94.62 four stars
Covenant House New Jersey (NJ) 91.77 four stars
Hope Children's Home (FL) 94.68 four stars
Cocoon House (WA) 87.51 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,466,327
   Federated Campaigns $326,608
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,373,627
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,488,793
Total Contributions $4,655,355
   Program Service Revenue $187,732
Total Primary Revenue $4,843,087
   Other Revenue $33,700
TOTAL REVENUE $4,876,787
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,643,997
   Administrative Expenses $958,371
   Fundraising Expenses $540,368
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,142,736
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,265,949
   
Net Assets $7,330,103

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
Residential Services $1,624,197 35.0%
Outreach and Support Services $1,271,571 27.4%
Emergency Services $582,713 12.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 85.66 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 84.61 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 83.70 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.46 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 82.16 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 88.74 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 83.30 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 80.31 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2013 79.05 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 04-2472126
Name in IRS Master File BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS INC
NTEE Code F30
NTEE Classification Mental Health Treatment - Multipurpose and N.E.C.
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(179) Other health services
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 August, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,626 2.22% Elisabeth Jackson Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridge Over Troubled Waters (MA) 85.66 three stars
Covenant House New Jersey (NJ) 91.77 four stars
Covenant House New Orleans (LA) 97.82 four stars
Eagle Ranch (GA) 93.88 four stars
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches (FL) 86.11 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bridge Over Troubled Waters
47 West Street
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 423-9575
EIN: 04-2472126

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Board Leadership

Gloria L. Clough
President

CEO

Elisabeth Jackson
Executive Director

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