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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

BUILD, Inc.

Changing Lives Since 1969!

four stars

95.79

5100 West Harrison Street Chicago, IL 60644
tel: (773) 227-2880   Web Site
EIN: 23-7022085

Board Leadership
Siobhan L. Sanders
Board Chair

CEO
Adam M. Alonso
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.79 four stars
  Financial 94.05 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For over 50 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential - and, far too often, the very lives - of our youth. In 1969, BUILD started working with fewer than 200 gang-affiliated teens in one neighborhood and today BUILD serves nearly 3,000 youth annually, offering targeted services to enhance our impact in four priority communities - Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Logan Square - while continuing to provide support in other Chicago neighborhoods and throughout Cook County.

BUILD's programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. Our service population also includes youth who have come in contact with the justice system to prevent and/or provide alternatives to detention and assist with successful re-entry into their communities.

For over 50 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential - and, far too often, the very lives - of our youth. In 1969, BUILD started working with fewer than 200 gang-affiliated teens in one neighborhood and today BUILD serves nearly 3,000 youth annually, offering targeted services to enhance our impact in four priority communities - Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Logan Square - while continuing to provide support in other Chicago neighborhoods and throughout Cook County.

BUILD's programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. Our service population also includes youth who have come in contact with the justice system to prevent and/or provide alternatives to detention and assist with successful re-entry into their communities.

Financial

four stars

94.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 19.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by BUILD, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by BUILD, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
BUILD, Inc. (IL) 95.79 four stars
Youth Haven (MI) 97.62 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (MA) 90.23 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue (WA) 88.81 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (MO) 92.61 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,867,930
   Federated Campaigns $191,482
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $912,360
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,687,162
Total Contributions $5,658,934
   Program Service Revenue $13,711
Total Primary Revenue $5,672,645
   Other Revenue $-43,193
TOTAL REVENUE $5,629,452
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,580,008
   Administrative Expenses $848,495
   Fundraising Expenses $603,293
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,031,796
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $597,656
   
Net Assets $2,056,069

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
BUILD, Inc. has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 95.79 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 93.91 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 93.96 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 96.23 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 91.09 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.69 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2015 86.13 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 88.79 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 88.59 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 90.43 four stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 88.83 three 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 23-7022085
Name in IRS Master File B U I L D INCORPORATED
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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 June, 1969
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
$138,604 2.75% Adam Alonso Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
BUILD, Inc. (IL) 95.79 four stars
Operation Shoestring (MS) 95.85 four stars
Streets Ministries (TN) 90.26 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County (FL) 91.92 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (IL) 89.08 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

BUILD, Inc.
5100 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60644
tel: (773) 227-2880
fax: (773) 227-3012
EIN: 23-7022085

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Board Leadership

Siobhan L. Sanders
Board Chair

CEO

Adam M. Alonso
Chief Executive Officer

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