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Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Serving Asian immigrant and Asian American communities of Greater Boston

four stars

96.75

38 Ash Street Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 635-5129   Web Site
EIN: 23-7209691

Board Leadership
Eugene Mahr
President

CEO
Ben Hires
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.75 four stars
  Financial 95.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center is to ensure that the children, youth and families we serve have the resources and support they need to achieve greater economic success and social and physical well-being. Since 1969, BCNC has served as a vital link supporting the growing Asian immigrant and Asian American community of Greater Boston. Focusing on those most in need, over 70% of BCNC's constituents meet federal poverty guidelines.

BCNC provides resources that strengthen self-sufficiency and encourage integration into the US while preserving the cultural heritage and traditions of the Asian community. Each year, BCNC serves over 13,000 people through one or more of the following programs: (1) Acorn Center for Early Education and Care, (2) Adult Education, (3) Red Oak After School and Summer Program, (4) Family Child Care, (5) Family Services, (6) Recreation and Fitness, (7) Family and Community Engagement, and (8) the Youth Center.

The mission of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center is to ensure that the children, youth and families we serve have the resources and support they need to achieve greater economic success and social and physical well-being. Since 1969, BCNC has served as a vital link supporting the growing Asian immigrant and Asian American community of Greater Boston. Focusing on those most in need, over 70% of BCNC's constituents meet federal poverty guidelines.

BCNC provides resources that strengthen self-sufficiency and encourage integration into the US while preserving the cultural heritage and traditions of the Asian community. Each year, BCNC serves over 13,000 people through one or more of the following programs: (1) Acorn Center for Early Education and Care, (2) Adult Education, (3) Red Oak After School and Summer Program, (4) Family Child Care, (5) Family Services, (6) Recreation and Fitness, (7) Family and Community Engagement, and (8) the Youth Center.

Financial

four stars

95.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.52
  Program Expenses Growth 10.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (MA) 96.75 four stars
United Community (VA) 85.57 three stars
The Family Center (GA) 85.38 three stars
East Side House (NY) 92.27 four stars
Casa De Amigos (TX) 89.60 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,339,118
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $798,878
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,354,351
Total Contributions $5,492,347
   Program Service Revenue $862,743
Total Primary Revenue $6,355,090
   Other Revenue $93,234
TOTAL REVENUE $6,448,324
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,428,602
   Administrative Expenses $774,929
   Fundraising Expenses $441,351
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,644,882
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $803,442
   
Net Assets $8,193,788

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
Acorn Center for Early Education and Care $1,287,381 29.1%
Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) $1,110,212 25.1%
Red Oak After School Program $527,801 11.9%

Ratings History
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 10/01/2020 96.75 four stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 94.22 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.18 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 92.10 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 89.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 93.18 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 92.44 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2014 85.73 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 85.57 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2013 85.68 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 23-7209691
Name in IRS Master File BOSTON CHINATOWN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER INC
NTEE Code P33
NTEE Classification Child Day Care
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1972
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,000 2.21% Giles Li Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (MA) 96.75 four stars
Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (NY) 89.68 three stars
Casita Maria (NY) 86.90 three stars
Christian Center Of Park City (UT) 91.70 four stars
The Next Door (TN) 85.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
38 Ash Street
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 635-5129
fax: (617) 292-1887
EIN: 23-7209691

Mail donations to:
855 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

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Board Leadership

Eugene Mahr
President

CEO

Ben Hires
Chief Executive Officer

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