Disable all preview features

Human Services : Homeless Services

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

Committed to ensuring that everyone has a place to call home

four stars

91.02

73 Buffum Street Lynn, MA 01902
tel: (781) 595-7570   Web Site
EIN: 22-2599662

Board Leadership
Elizabeth Cheng
President

CEO
Robyn Frost
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.02 four stars
  Financial 90.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1981, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) is committed to ensuring that everyone has a place to call home. MCH's policy work and programs address this issue on three fronts. First, the Coalition provides bridges over short-term crisis, helping homeless and at-risk people to relocate quickly into new housing or avoid homelessness altogether. Second, MCH works to ensure adequate and appropriate shelter if homelessness is unavoidable. Third, MCH advocates for long-term solutions to the housing crisis, promoting government support for income and housing resources so that all Massachusetts residents can obtain and maintain safe, affordable housing. As MCH works to address the causes, not just the symptoms of homelessness, it remains committed to creating opportunities for families and individuals to advocate for their own needs.

Founded in 1981, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) is committed to ensuring that everyone has a place to call home. MCH's policy work and programs address this issue on three fronts. First, the Coalition provides bridges over short-term crisis, helping homeless and at-risk people to relocate quickly into new housing or avoid homelessness altogether. Second, MCH works to ensure adequate and appropriate shelter if homelessness is unavoidable. Third, MCH advocates for long-term solutions to the housing crisis, promoting government support for income and housing resources so that all Massachusetts residents can obtain and maintain safe, affordable housing. As MCH works to address the causes, not just the symptoms of homelessness, it remains committed to creating opportunities for families and individuals to advocate for their own needs.

Results Information

Looking for Results Data?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, Classy, and GlobalGiving, to display impact-related information for rated nonprofits. However, not all rated nonprofits have provided results information yet. Each of these partners has supplied Charity Navigator with the results information they receive directly from nonprofits. Submissions must be made on our partner's websites and we plan to update the display of this information regularly.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its results information, please click below. Note, this is simply an indication of your interest.

Financial

four stars

90.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
91.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MA) 91.02 four stars
Preble Street (ME) 98.23 four stars
Inspiration Corporation (IL) 88.45 three stars
Calvary Women's Services (DC) 87.60 three stars
Thrive DC (DC) 94.69 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,374,674
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,374,674
   Program Service Revenue $515,999
Total Primary Revenue $3,890,673
   Other Revenue $253,255
TOTAL REVENUE $4,143,928
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,475,271
   Administrative Expenses $250,434
   Fundraising Expenses $62,823
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,788,528
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $355,400
   
Net Assets $2,775,611

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
Furniture Bank $2,854,250 82.1%
Education $310,948 8.9%
Homelink Initiative $310,073 8.9%

Ratings History
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 91.02 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.76 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 86.65 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 80.30 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 82.00 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 80.94 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 80.55 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 77.60 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 22-2599662
Name in IRS Master File MASSACHUSETTS COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS INC
NTEE Code P85
NTEE Classification Homeless Persons Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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 May, 1985
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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,700 2.23% Robyn Frost Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MA) 91.02 four stars
SAMMinistries (TX) 85.92 three stars
Vision House (WA) 94.59 four stars
Latern House Latern House (UT) 87.14 three stars
Franciscan Outreach (IL) 86.41 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
73 Buffum Street
Lynn, MA 01902
tel: (781) 595-7570
fax: (781) 595-7574
EIN: 22-2599662

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Elizabeth Cheng
President

CEO

Robyn Frost
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.