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Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

We exist to end domestic violence and create safe spaces for help, healing, and hope.

four stars

94.69

P.O. Box 9024 Pittsburgh, PA 15224
tel: (412) 687-8017   Web Site
EIN: 25-1264376

Board Leadership
Erin Gibson Allen
President

CEO
Nicole Molinaro
President/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1974 by Ellen Berliner and Anne Steytler, Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) was one of the first six shelters in the United States for those experiencing domestic violence. Today, WC&S is so much more than a shelter, supporting resident and non-resident survivors of domestic violence and their children with safety planning, counseling, specialized services, resources, and information so that they can heal and build new lives free from abuse. Our mission is to strengthen our ability to meet the individual and evolving needs of those affected by domestic violence by investing in the growth of our people, deepening community engagement, and amplifying the voices of all survivors. In the 2020-21 fiscal year, WC&S served more than 8,100 adults and children through hotline services, the children's advocacy program, support groups, legal advocacy, individual counseling, education and outreach, emergency shelter, and more.

Founded in 1974 by Ellen Berliner and Anne Steytler, Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) was one of the first six shelters in the United States for those experiencing domestic violence. Today, WC&S is so much more than a shelter, supporting resident and non-resident survivors of domestic violence and their children with safety planning, counseling, specialized services, resources, and information so that they can heal and build new lives free from abuse. Our mission is to strengthen our ability to meet the individual and evolving needs of those affected by domestic violence by investing in the growth of our people, deepening community engagement, and amplifying the voices of all survivors. In the 2020-21 fiscal year, WC&S served more than 8,100 adults and children through hotline services, the children's advocacy program, support groups, legal advocacy, individual counseling, education and outreach, emergency shelter, and more.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.24
  Program Expenses Growth 14.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (PA) 94.69 four stars
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence (AZ) 97.14 four stars
The Spring of Tampa Bay (FL) 93.98 four stars
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (PA) 89.78 three stars
Safe Harbor (WI) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,830,696
   Federated Campaigns $340,482
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $11,236
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,187,892
Total Contributions $5,370,306
   Program Service Revenue $76,859
Total Primary Revenue $5,447,165
   Other Revenue $1,468,516
TOTAL REVENUE $6,915,681
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,404,498
   Administrative Expenses $442,333
   Fundraising Expenses $290,877
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,137,708
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $777,973
   
Net Assets $17,389,049

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
Emergency Shelter $1,935,467 35.8%
Legal Advocacy Department $726,596 13.4%
Civil Law Project $547,870 10.1%

Ratings History
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 94.69 four stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 93.58 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 90.96 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 98.09 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 92.15 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.82 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.47 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 86.91 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 92.61 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 90.02 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 25-1264376
Name in IRS Master File WOMENS CENTER & SHELTER OF GREATER PGH
NTEE Code P43
NTEE Classification Family Violence Shelters, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
(569) Referral service (social agencies)
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, 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 October, 1976
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
$115,179 1.87% Nicole Molinaro President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (PA) 94.69 four stars
Golden House (WI) 91.18 four stars
Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs (WI) 90.87 four stars
La Casa de las Madres (CA) 92.88 four stars
House of Ruth Maryland (MD) 92.67 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
P.O. Box 9024
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
tel: (412) 687-8017
fax: (412) 687-3315
EIN: 25-1264376

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Board Leadership

Erin Gibson Allen
President

CEO

Nicole Molinaro
President/CEO

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