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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

three stars

89.86

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 89.86 three stars
  Financial 85.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Covenant House Alaska
Program Activities
Covenant House Alaska provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$170 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
3/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Covenant House Alaska.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of November 2019, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

85.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.96
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.6%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House Alaska (AK) 89.86 three stars
Wellspring Living (GA) 91.77 four stars
New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NY) 87.28 three stars
Bethel Bible Village (TN) 92.20 four stars
Watson Children's Shelter (MT) 91.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,432,928
   Federated Campaigns $329,676
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $312,274
   Related Organizations $696,399
   Government Grants $1,782,683
Total Contributions $6,553,960
   Program Service Revenue $189,101
Total Primary Revenue $6,743,061
   Other Revenue $80,238
TOTAL REVENUE $6,823,299
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,207,143
   Administrative Expenses $786,247
   Fundraising Expenses $648,341
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,641,731
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-818,432
   
Net Assets $14,849,133

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 $3,516,821 56.7%
Transitional Living $938,634 15.1%
Employment and Education Services $768,019 12.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 89.86 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2019 94.28 four stars
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)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$192,904 2.52% Alison Kear Executive Director --
Other Salaries of Note
Not compensated -- Kevin Ryan President & CEO $226,144

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House Alaska (AK) 89.86 three stars
Bethel Bible Village (TN) 92.20 four stars
Kids In Crisis, Inc. (CT) 89.40 three stars
St. Anne's (CA) 93.91 four stars
Covenant House Michigan (MI) 90.29 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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