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Human Services : Homeless Services

The Gathering Place, Denver

A refuge for rebuilding lives

three stars

83.50

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

Board Leadership
Sandra Storey
Board Chair

CEO
Leslie Foster
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.50 three stars
  Financial 77.02 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

two stars

77.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.0%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Gathering Place, Denver (CO) 83.50 three stars
JOIN (OR) 92.74 four stars
Lotus House (FL) 93.98 four stars
Vision House (WA) 93.82 four stars
Sunnyvale Community Services (CA) 95.10 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,100,286
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $137,631
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,237,917
   Program Service Revenue $91,072
Total Primary Revenue $2,328,989
   Other Revenue $94,074
TOTAL REVENUE $2,423,063
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,074,432
   Administrative Expenses $251,482
   Fundraising Expenses $356,060
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,681,974
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-258,911
   
Net Assets $3,934,335

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 $1,345,589 64.9%
Education & Job Readiness Program $522,904 25.2%
Social Enterprise $205,939 9.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,343 3.81% Leslie Foster President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Gathering Place, Denver (CO) 83.50 three stars
The Open Door Shelter (CT) 98.10 four stars
Lotus House (FL) 93.98 four stars
Bridges Outreach (NJ) 93.11 four stars
Center for the Homeless (IN) 86.83 three 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

Sandra Storey
Board Chair

CEO

Leslie Foster
President

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