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LIFT

Poverty is complicated. Getting help should not have to be.

four stars

90.84

1620 I Street NW Suite 820
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 289-1151   Web Site
EIN: 52-2168409

Board Leadership
Stephen J. Rotella
Board Chairman

CEO
Kirsten Lodal
Co-Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.84 four stars
  Financial 93.17 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

93.17

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
78.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth 37.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LIFT on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LIFT on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LIFT (DC) 90.84 four stars
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (TX) 95.53 four stars
Humble Area Assistance Ministries (TX) 94.69 four stars
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Cincinnati (OH) 97.17 four stars
St. Joseph Center (CA) 95.99 four stars

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LIFT's mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. We are working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country's fight against poverty.

LIFT currently runs centers staffed by trained volunteers in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and LA to serve low-income individuals and families.

LIFT clients and volunteers work one-on-one to find jobs, secure safe and stable housing, make ends meet through public benefits and tax credits, and obtain quality referrals for services like childcare and healthcare. Simultaneously, the LIFT experience pushes volunteers to grapple with our country's most challenging issues related to poverty, race, inequality, and policy. Since LIFT's founding, over 6,000 volunteers have served more than 40,000 individuals and families.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,978,130
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,179,016
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $465,674
Total Contributions $6,622,820
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,622,820
   Other Revenue $-279,110
TOTAL REVENUE $6,343,710
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,242,495
   Administrative Expenses $1,086,277
   Fundraising Expenses $473,583
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,802,355
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,458,645
   
Net Assets $4,223,720

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
LIFT has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.84 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.71 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 92.07 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 95.55 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 95.56 four stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 90.40 four stars
2009-08 12/23/2011 89.11 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 86.92 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 09/01/2010 85.14 three stars
2008-08 06/01/2009 85.14 three stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 79.58 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 52-2168409
Name in IRS Master File LIFT INC
NTEE Code J20
NTEE Classification Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$162,123 2.07% Kirsten Lodal President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$168,284 2.15% Alan Golding Former Chief Financial Officer
$154,779 1.98% Maria Pena President

LIFT's mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. We are working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country's fight against poverty.

LIFT currently runs centers staffed by trained volunteers in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and LA to serve low-income individuals and families.

LIFT clients and volunteers work one-on-one to find jobs, secure safe and stable housing, make ends meet through public benefits and tax credits, and obtain quality referrals for services like childcare and healthcare. Simultaneously, the LIFT experience pushes volunteers to grapple with our country's most challenging issues related to poverty, race, inequality, and policy. Since LIFT's founding, over 6,000 volunteers have served more than 40,000 individuals and families.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LIFT (DC) 90.84 four stars
Community Shares of Minnesota (MN) 92.08 four stars
Center for People in Need (NE) 86.84 three stars
MEND - Meet Each Need with Dignity (CA) 96.83 four stars
Rockwall County Helping Hands (TX) 86.74 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

LIFT
1620 I Street NW
Suite 820
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 289-1151
fax: (202) 289-7741
EIN: 52-2168409

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Board Leadership

Stephen J. Rotella
Board Chairman

CEO

Kirsten Lodal
Co-Founder, CEO

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