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Human Services : Homeless Services

Community LINC

A hand up, not a hand out

four stars

90.61

4012-14 Troost Kansas City, MO 64110
tel: (816) 531-3727   Web Site
EIN: 43-1506591

Board Leadership
Dan Carroll
Chair

CEO
Precious Stargell Cushman
Executive Director, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.61 four stars
  Financial 87.34 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Community LINC works to end homelessness, impact poverty and remove barriers to self-sufficiency for the families we serve. We believe in a holistic approach to homelessness by providing a safe, stable place to stay and comprehensive services to equip our families to transform their lives. We teach core competencies in coaching, budgeting, and mental wellness counseling supplemented by employment services, financial education, life skills training, and exposure to health lifestyles. Since 1988 Community LINC has served 3700 families with over 11,000 individuals and 8,000 children with shelter or programming.

Community LINC works to end homelessness, impact poverty and remove barriers to self-sufficiency for the families we serve. We believe in a holistic approach to homelessness by providing a safe, stable place to stay and comprehensive services to equip our families to transform their lives. We teach core competencies in coaching, budgeting, and mental wellness counseling supplemented by employment services, financial education, life skills training, and exposure to health lifestyles. Since 1988 Community LINC has served 3700 families with over 11,000 individuals and 8,000 children with shelter or programming.

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Financial

three stars

87.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community LINC on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community LINC on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community LINC (MO) 90.61 four stars
Stephen Center (NE) 89.24 three stars
Christian Community Action, Connecticut (CT) 87.42 three stars
Family Gateway (TX) 90.13 four stars
Safe Haven Family Shelter (TN) 94.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,036,830
   Federated Campaigns $37,040
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $31,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $203,101
Total Contributions $1,307,971
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,307,971
   Other Revenue $571,799
TOTAL REVENUE $1,879,770
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,631,535
   Administrative Expenses $146,203
   Fundraising Expenses $201,263
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,979,001
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-99,231
   
Net Assets $2,639,403

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
Interim Housing Program $1,423,048 87.2%
Immediate Housing Program $154,267 9.5%
Critical Housing Program $54,220 3.3%

Ratings History
Community LINC has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 90.61 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2019 94.61 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.97 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 93.59 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.20 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.54 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.32 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 97.03 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 43-1506591
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY LINC
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
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, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$127,100 6.42% Precious Stargell Cushman CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community LINC (MO) 90.61 four stars
Safe Haven Family Shelter (TN) 94.94 four stars
Solid Ground (MN) 97.58 four stars
The Samaritan Inn (TX) 92.55 four stars
The Lord's Place (FL) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community LINC
4012-14 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64110
tel: (816) 531-3727
fax: (816) 531-4416
EIN: 43-1506591

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 32697
Kansas City, MO 64171

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Board Leadership

Dan Carroll
Chair

CEO

Precious Stargell Cushman
Executive Director, CEO

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