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Human Services : Homeless Services

The Gathering Place, Denver

A refuge for rebuilding lives

three stars

86.21

1535 High Street Denver, CO 80218
tel: (303) 321-4198   Web Site
EIN: 84-1021059

Board Leadership
Kendall Lindenbaum
Board Chair

CEO
Julia Stewart
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.21 three stars
  Financial 81.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Gathering Place (TGP) is metropolitan Denver's only daytime drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. In addition to providing a safe refuge, TGP services and programs meet basic needs and provide resources for personal growth. TGP serves some of the most vulnerable in Denver and they tend to face a complex set of circumstances (e.g., unsafe living situations, physical or mental health issues, disabilities, lack of access to resources or technology). To meet as many needs as possible, TGP is many things to many people. To the mother interested in earning a GED, TGP is a place to study while her kids play in the family area. To the artist who needs to earn some cash, TGP is The Card Project. To the woman dealing with health issues and barely able to make ends meet, TGP is a trusted source for nutritious meals. To the newly homeless woman, TGP is a safe refuge where she can begin to rebuild.

The Gathering Place (TGP) is metropolitan Denver's only daytime drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. In addition to providing a safe refuge, TGP services and programs meet basic needs and provide resources for personal growth. TGP serves some of the most vulnerable in Denver and they tend to face a complex set of circumstances (e.g., unsafe living situations, physical or mental health issues, disabilities, lack of access to resources or technology). To meet as many needs as possible, TGP is many things to many people. To the mother interested in earning a GED, TGP is a place to study while her kids play in the family area. To the artist who needs to earn some cash, TGP is The Card Project. To the woman dealing with health issues and barely able to make ends meet, TGP is a trusted source for nutritious meals. To the newly homeless woman, TGP is a safe refuge where she can begin to rebuild.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of clients served
51,342
Number of meals served or provided
56,611
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
17,000
Number of medical screenings provided
579
Number of participants who participated in our job readiness programs
452
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

81.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
76.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Gathering Place, Denver on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Gathering Place, Denver on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Note: This organization did not select any of the multiple choice responses to this question
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Gathering Place, Denver (CO) 86.21 three stars
Pacific House (CT) 90.86 four stars
Bridge Communities (IL) 94.14 four stars
BEDS Plus Care Inc. (IL) 93.86 four stars
Urban Ministry Center (NC) 91.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,927,497
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,927,497
   Program Service Revenue $102,999
Total Primary Revenue $3,030,496
   Other Revenue $58,875
TOTAL REVENUE $3,089,371
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,366,966
   Administrative Expenses $373,633
   Fundraising Expenses $336,400
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,076,999
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,372
   
Net Assets $3,948,720

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
Basic, Emergency, and Family Services $1,494,012 63.1%
Education & Job Readiness Program $593,084 25.1%
Social Enterprise $279,870 11.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 11/01/2020 86.21 three stars
2018-09 07/01/2019 83.23 three stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 83.50 three stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 81.02 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 81.66 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 81.55 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 78.01 two stars
2013-09 03/01/2015 81.57 three stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 81.69 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 79.44 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 84-1021059
Name in IRS Master File THE GATHERING PLACE A REFUGE FOR REBUILDING LIVES
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
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 April, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$72,807 2.36% Julia Stewart President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$113,137 3.67% Leslie Foster Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Gathering Place, Denver (CO) 86.21 three stars
Homeless Empowerment Program (FL) 91.50 four stars
Good Shepherd Center (NC) 93.78 four stars
Rosie's Place (MA) 88.57 three stars
Operation Nightwatch (WA) 94.96 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Gathering Place, Denver
1535 High Street
Denver, CO 80218
tel: (303) 321-4198
fax: (303) 321-0679
EIN: 84-1021059

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Board Leadership

Kendall Lindenbaum
Board Chair

CEO

Julia Stewart
President

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