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Human Services : Social Services

The Second Step

A Way from Violence to Self-Reliance

80.71

P.O. Box 600213 Newtonville, MA 02460
tel: (617) 965-3999   Web Site
EIN: 22-2868513

Board Leadership
Joel Ristuccia
President

CEO
Susan Ross
Interim Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.71
  Financial 75.04
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Second Step fosters the safety, stability, and well-being of survivors of domestic violence.

Our residential and community-based programs build on the strengths, needs, and values of the individuals and families we serve. In partnership with survivors and in collaboration with the community, we lay a foundation for a future free from abuse and full of possibility.

Founded in 1992, The Second Step partners with survivors to address the aftermath of abuse and build brighter futures for themselves and their children. The Second Step also works to address the root causes of domestic violence and end it in our time.

The Second Step fosters the safety, stability, and well-being of survivors of domestic violence.

Our residential and community-based programs build on the strengths, needs, and values of the individuals and families we serve. In partnership with survivors and in collaboration with the community, we lay a foundation for a future free from abuse and full of possibility.

Founded in 1992, The Second Step partners with survivors to address the aftermath of abuse and build brighter futures for themselves and their children. The Second Step also works to address the root causes of domestic violence and end it in our time.

Financial

75.04

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 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)
73.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.99
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Second Step on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Second Step on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Second Step (MA) 80.71
The Tundra Women's Coalition (AK) 88.63
East Texas Crisis Center (TX) 85.99
The Center for Empowerment and Education (CT) 88.74
Laurel House (PA) 91.65

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $652,931
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $140,428
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,089,385
Total Contributions $1,882,744
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,882,744
   Other Revenue $9,198
TOTAL REVENUE $1,891,942
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,491,849
   Administrative Expenses $267,824
   Fundraising Expenses $286,229
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,045,902
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-153,960
   
Net Assets $1,945,077

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
Residential Programs $574,335 38.5%
Community Program $617,299 41.4%
Youth Services $249,509 16.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 10/01/2021 80.71
2019-06 09/01/2020 78.56
2018-06 05/01/2019 81.36
2017-06 05/01/2018 80.08
2016-06 04/01/2017 81.39
2015-06 07/01/2016 81.41
2014-06 06/01/2016 76.94
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 78.02
2013-06 06/01/2014 73.89
2012-06 08/01/2013 75.73
2011-06 10/01/2012 80.08

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

EIN 22-2868513
Name in IRS Master File SECOND STEP INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, 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 February, 1988
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
$54,233 2.65% Julie Lima Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$17,925 0.87% Matthew Swoveland Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Second Step (MA) 80.71
National Network to End Domestic Violence (DC) 92.24
The Purple Door (TX) 94.23
Between Friends (IL) 87.09
SafeHouse Center (MI) 97.44

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Charity Contact Info

The Second Step
P.O. Box 600213
Newtonville, MA 02460
tel: (617) 965-3999
EIN: 22-2868513

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Board Leadership

Joel Ristuccia
President

CEO

Susan Ross
Interim Director

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