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Human Services : Social Services

The Center for Women and Families

Helping victims of intimate partner abuse and sexual violence since 1912

85.01

P.O. Box 2048 927 South Second Street
Louisville, KY 40201
tel: (502) 581-7200   Web Site
EIN: 61-0444846

Board Leadership
Shannon Charnas
Chair

CEO
Elizabeth Wessels-Martin
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.01
  Financial 81.88
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Women and Families helps victims of domestic violence or sexual violence to become survivors through supportive services, community education and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency and rebuild lives. Originally part of the YWCA, The Center for Women and Families has been serving our community since 1912. Today The Center serves 6 regional locations serving 10 Kentuckiana counties: Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana.

The Center for Women and Families helps victims of domestic violence or sexual violence to become survivors through supportive services, community education and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency and rebuild lives. Originally part of the YWCA, The Center for Women and Families has been serving our community since 1912. Today The Center serves 6 regional locations serving 10 Kentuckiana counties: Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter Program
Program Name: Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter Program

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Center For Women And Families provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$20 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of The Center for Women and Families.
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 September 2020, 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

81.88

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 20.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.71
  Program Expenses Growth -5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Women and Families on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Center for Women and Families on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Center for Women and Families (KY) 85.01
Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. (DVIS) (OK) 94.29
SAFEHOME (KS) 87.79
Harmony House (MO) 92.15
Sanctuary for Families (NY) 91.13

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,218,072
   Federated Campaigns $205,909
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $265,638
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,915,658
Total Contributions $4,605,277
   Program Service Revenue $333,173
Total Primary Revenue $4,938,450
   Other Revenue $-225,088
TOTAL REVENUE $4,713,362
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,936,055
   Administrative Expenses $1,240,409
   Fundraising Expenses $282,788
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,459,252
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-745,890
   
Net Assets $16,650,441

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
Domestic Violence Services & Emergency Shelter $2,787,491 70.8%
Call Center $610,525 15.5%
Southern Indiana Program $464,398 11.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 12/01/2021 85.01
2019-06 11/01/2020 86.70
2018-06 07/01/2019 87.74
2017-06 02/01/2019 86.32
2016-06 12/01/2017 82.91
2015-06 12/01/2016 85.18
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.71
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 88.18
2013-06 10/01/2014 85.73
2012-06 08/01/2013 87.83
2011-06 05/01/2012 86.65
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.71
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 02/01/2011 90.15

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 61-0444846
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES INC
NTEE Code P62
NTEE Classification Victims' Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (568) Vocational counseling
(399) Other housing activities
(574) Day care center
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, 1935
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,659 2.28% Elizabeth Martin President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Center for Women and Families (KY) 85.01
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (DC) 88.81
SafeHouse Denver (CO) 93.90
Hubbard House (FL) 94.10
Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs (WI) 90.87

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Charity Contact Info

The Center for Women and Families
P.O. Box 2048
927 South Second Street
Louisville, KY 40201
tel: (502) 581-7200
EIN: 61-0444846

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Board Leadership

Shannon Charnas
Chair

CEO

Elizabeth Wessels-Martin
President & CEO

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