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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Covenant House Alaska

Providing support and assistance to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth

four stars

93.90

755 A Street Anchorage, AK 99501
tel: (907) 272-1255   Web Site
EIN: 13-3419755

Board Leadership
Judith Crotty
Chair

CEO
Alison Kear
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.90 four stars
  Financial 91.92 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since opening our doors in 1988, Covenant House Alaska (CHA) has served thousands of homeless and runaway youth in Alaska. Through the years, we have expanded our services and adapted our programs to meet the changing needs of the community. However, our mission to serve the suffering children of the streets has remained the same. At CHA, our sole purpose is to be available to help youth in crisis 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Through our three main programs, we meet the basic needs of youth in crisis, while also providing them with the support to become healthy, self-sufficient, contributing members of our community.

Since opening our doors in 1988, Covenant House Alaska (CHA) has served thousands of homeless and runaway youth in Alaska. Through the years, we have expanded our services and adapted our programs to meet the changing needs of the community. However, our mission to serve the suffering children of the streets has remained the same. At CHA, our sole purpose is to be available to help youth in crisis 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Through our three main programs, we meet the basic needs of youth in crisis, while also providing them with the support to become healthy, self-sufficient, contributing members of our community.

Financial

four stars

91.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.13
  Program Expenses Growth 9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Covenant House Alaska on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Covenant House Alaska on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House Alaska (AK) 93.90 four stars
Avenues for Justice (NY) 94.90 four stars
Boys Town (NE) 90.45 four stars
A Chance In Life (NY) 90.77 four stars
Hope Children's Home (FL) 94.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,847,843
   Federated Campaigns $166,674
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $289,894
   Related Organizations $806,728
   Government Grants $1,798,985
Total Contributions $4,910,124
   Program Service Revenue $171,001
Total Primary Revenue $5,081,125
   Other Revenue $91,065
TOTAL REVENUE $5,172,190
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,661,208
   Administrative Expenses $573,641
   Fundraising Expenses $639,717
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,874,566
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,702,376
   
Net Assets $15,642,365

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
Crisis Center: Homeless Services $3,790,726 56.9%
Rights of Passage $1,043,291 15.7%
Drop-In Center $658,363 9.9%
Employment and Education Services $573,457 8.6%
Transitional Living $520,572 7.8%
Medical Center $74,799 1.1%

Ratings History
Covenant House Alaska has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 03/01/2019 93.90 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 95.18 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 95.46 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.29 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 86.64 three stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.91 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 84.79 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 92.17 four stars
2011-06 04/01/2013 94.08 four 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 13-3419755
Name in IRS Master File COVENANT HOUSE ALASKA
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
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 December, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$177,561 2.25% Alison Kear Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House Alaska (AK) 93.90 four stars
Covenant House New York (NY) 88.04 three stars
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches (FL) 86.11 three stars
New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NY) 86.69 three stars
A Chance In Life (NY) 90.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Covenant House Alaska
755 A Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
tel: (907) 272-1255
EIN: 13-3419755

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Board Leadership

Judith Crotty
Chair

CEO

Alison Kear
Executive Director

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