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The Career Wardrobe

Giving women hope and a new start in life

three stars

84.73

413 North 4th Street Philadelphia, PA 19123
tel: (215) 568-6693   Web Site
EIN: 23-2900156

Board Leadership
Melissa Herd
President

CEO
Sheri K. Cole
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.73 three stars
  Financial 84.47 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Career Wardrobe's mission is to empower women in transition by providing programs that inspire the confidence necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and pursue a productive career. We do this by providing professional work attire, educational programs, and networking tools and opportunities. Career Wardrobe is the nation's largest independent, community-based nonprofit organization serving women transitioning into the workforce by providing professional attire. Since 1995, Career Wardrobe has assisted nearly 80,000 women by inspiring the confidence necessary to achieve independence.

The Career Wardrobe's mission is to empower women in transition by providing programs that inspire the confidence necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and pursue a productive career. We do this by providing professional work attire, educational programs, and networking tools and opportunities. Career Wardrobe is the nation's largest independent, community-based nonprofit organization serving women transitioning into the workforce by providing professional attire. Since 1995, Career Wardrobe has assisted nearly 80,000 women by inspiring the confidence necessary to achieve independence.

Financial

three stars

84.47

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
91.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.09
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Career Wardrobe on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Career Wardrobe on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Career Wardrobe (PA) 84.73 three stars
Uplift Northwest (WA) 90.76 four stars
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (MA) 88.43 three stars
WHW (CA) 87.92 three stars
Dress for Success Houston (TX) 90.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,358,858
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $826,048
Total Contributions $2,184,906
   Program Service Revenue $213,060
Total Primary Revenue $2,397,966
   Other Revenue $101,149
TOTAL REVENUE $2,499,115
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,304,594
   Administrative Expenses $157,619
   Fundraising Expenses $57,126
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,519,339
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-20,224
   
Net Assets $251,060

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
The Wardrobe Boutique Resale Store $1,956,731 84.9%
Education Programs $347,863 15.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2021 84.73 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 90.94 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 77.63 two stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 87.25 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.14 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 85.29 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 83.39 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 79.93 two 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 23-2900156
Name in IRS Master File CAREER WARDROBE
NTEE Code J20
NTEE Classification Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
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 November, 1997
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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Career Wardrobe (PA) 84.73 three stars
East Bay Alliance for A Sustainable Economy (CA) 89.20 three stars
Goodwill of Silicon Valley (CA) 91.54 four stars
Urban Alliance (DC) 94.69 four stars
Cincinnati Works (OH) 91.37 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Career Wardrobe
413 North 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
tel: (215) 568-6693
fax: (215) 568-5998
EIN: 23-2900156

Mail donations to:
444 North 4th Street
Suite 105
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Board Leadership

Melissa Herd
President

CEO

Sheri K. Cole
Executive Director

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