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LIFT

Empower Families to Break the Cycle of Poverty

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three stars

84.36

999 N Capitol St NE Suite 310
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 289-1151   Web Site
EIN: 52-2168409

Board Leadership
Gina Coburn
Board Chair

CEO
Michelle Rhone-Collins
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.36 three stars
  Financial 78.09 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded 20 years ago and headquartered in Washington D.C. with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, LIFT is a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering families to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
Our goal: connecting people to the resources and networks they need to achieve economic mobility.
LIFT coaches build trusted relationships with low-income parents and caregivers of young children. We help them with immediate needs such as child care and transportation, and long-term goals, such as better paying jobs or continuing education. Not to mention all the things in between, like opening bank accounts, establishing credit and building strong social networks.
Two decades ago, we opened our doors to families in need and what we knew then still holds true now: low-income parents and caregivers want what all parents do - to make a better life for themselves and their children.
By investing in parents today, we are ensuring their children are stronger tomorrow.

Founded 20 years ago and headquartered in Washington D.C. with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, LIFT is a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering families to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
Our goal: connecting people to the resources and networks they need to achieve economic mobility.
LIFT coaches build trusted relationships with low-income parents and caregivers of young children. We help them with immediate needs such as child care and transportation, and long-term goals, such as better paying jobs or continuing education. Not to mention all the things in between, like opening bank accounts, establishing credit and building strong social networks.
Two decades ago, we opened our doors to families in need and what we knew then still holds true now: low-income parents and caregivers want what all parents do - to make a better life for themselves and their children.
By investing in parents today, we are ensuring their children are stronger tomorrow.

Impact Information

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Financial

two stars

78.09

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
66.0%
  Administrative Expenses 22.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.28
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.7%
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) 84.36 three stars
Person-to-Person (CT) 91.99 four stars
Community Shares of Minnesota (MN) 85.01 three stars
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (TX) 91.45 four stars
Arm In Arm (NJ) 90.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,606,702
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $284,882
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $91,862
Total Contributions $8,983,446
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,983,446
   Other Revenue $-47,817
TOTAL REVENUE $8,935,629
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,904,994
   Administrative Expenses $1,287,236
   Fundraising Expenses $310,803
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,503,033
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,432,596
   
Net Assets $7,429,058

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 84.36 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2019 81.09 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 79.56 two stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 82.69 three stars
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,828 3.19% Kirsten Lodal Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LIFT (DC) 84.36 three stars
Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (NC) 90.78 four stars
United Community (VA) 85.57 three stars
Hispanic Federation (NY) 96.46 four stars
ECHO of Brandon (FL) 91.73 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

LIFT
999 N Capitol St NE
Suite 310
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 289-1151
fax: (202) 289-7741
EIN: 52-2168409

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Board Leadership

Gina Coburn
Board Chair

CEO

Michelle Rhone-Collins
Chief Executive Officer

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