Disable all preview features

Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development (Grantmaking)

Community Services League

Sharing Bess Truman's Legacy of Caring Since 1916

four stars

91.31

404 North Noland Road Independence, MO 64050
tel: (816) 254-4100   Web Site
EIN: 43-0976396

Board Leadership
Cathleen D. Cackler-Veazey
Board Chair

CEO
Doug Cowan
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.31 four stars
  Financial 89.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Community Services League's mission is to assist communities in reaching their potential by providing immediate relief to people in need, assessing their situations, and providing solutions that lead to economic stability.

Community Services League's mission is to assist communities in reaching their potential by providing immediate relief to people in need, assessing their situations, and providing solutions that lead to economic stability.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

three stars

89.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth 20.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Services League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Services League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Services League (MO) 91.31 four stars
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (CA) 94.96 four stars
Puente (CA) 95.74 four stars
Leadership Memphis (TN) 89.80 three stars
Community Action Services and Food Bank (UT) 87.97 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,263,924
   Federated Campaigns $166,805
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $693,867
Total Contributions $5,124,596
   Program Service Revenue $27,573
Total Primary Revenue $5,152,169
   Other Revenue $221,105
TOTAL REVENUE $5,373,274
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,894,819
   Administrative Expenses $212,987
   Fundraising Expenses $459,918
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,567,724
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $805,550
   
Net Assets $3,406,977

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
Community Services League has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 91.31 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 96.42 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 93.14 four stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 87.82 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.64 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.90 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.49 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 83.84 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 90.64 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 89.41 three 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 43-0976396
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY SERVICES LEAGUE
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
(179) Other health services
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 November, 1953
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,875 2.73% Doug Cowan President/CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Services League (MO) 91.31 four stars
Chicago Cares (IL) 90.59 four stars
Citizens Committee for New York City (NY) 93.18 four stars
Phillips Brook House Association (MA) 89.38 three stars
Metanoia (SC) 94.74 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Community Services League
404 North Noland Road
Independence, MO 64050
tel: (816) 254-4100
fax: (816) 252-9906
EIN: 43-0976396

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Cathleen D. Cackler-Veazey
Board Chair

CEO

Doug Cowan
President & CEO

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.