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Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Serving the Asian immigrant and Asian American communities

four stars

94.22

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

Board Leadership
Eugene Mahr
President

CEO
Giles Li
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.22 four stars
  Financial 91.83 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center is to that the children, youth and families have the resources and supports 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. With a focus on serving those most in need, over 70% of BCNC's constituents meet federal poverty guidelines. BCNC provides resources that strengthen self-sufficiency and encourages integration into the US while preserving the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the Asian community. BCNC is a state-certified minority provider serving over 2,300 people each year through one or more of the following programs: (1) Acorn Center for Early Education and Care (2) Adult Education (3) Arts and Enrichment (4) Family Child Care (5) Family Services (6) Recreation and Fitness (7) Recreation and Fitness and (8) the Youth Center.

The mission of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center is to that the children, youth and families have the resources and supports 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. With a focus on serving those most in need, over 70% of BCNC's constituents meet federal poverty guidelines. BCNC provides resources that strengthen self-sufficiency and encourages integration into the US while preserving the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the Asian community. BCNC is a state-certified minority provider serving over 2,300 people each year through one or more of the following programs: (1) Acorn Center for Early Education and Care (2) Adult Education (3) Arts and Enrichment (4) Family Child Care (5) Family Services (6) Recreation and Fitness (7) Recreation and Fitness and (8) the Youth Center.

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Financial

four stars

91.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
77.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.49
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
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) 94.22 four stars
The Cabbage Patch Settlement House (KY) 94.31 four stars
Friendly House (OR) 88.07 three stars
East Side House (NY) 98.23 four stars
Christian Center Of Park City (UT) 89.95 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,751,837
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $373,884
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,097,095
Total Contributions $5,222,816
   Program Service Revenue $853,772
Total Primary Revenue $6,076,588
   Other Revenue $86,980
TOTAL REVENUE $6,163,568
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,131,637
   Administrative Expenses $716,783
   Fundraising Expenses $466,838
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,315,258
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $848,310
   
Net Assets $7,377,932

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 $1,167,964 28.3%
Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) $958,295 23.2%
Pao Arts and Cultural Center $358,874 8.7%

Ratings History
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$133,000 2.50% Giles Li Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (MA) 94.22 four stars
Wilkinson Center (TX) 86.83 three stars
Friendly House (OR) 88.07 three stars
ProJeCt of Easton (PA) 92.92 four stars
Christian Community Service Center (TX) 91.76 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
38 Ash Street
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 635-5129
fax: (617) 292-6599
EIN: 23-7209691

Mail donations to:
855 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

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Board Leadership

Eugene Mahr
President

CEO

Giles Li
Executive Director

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