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Human Services : Homeless Services

Bridges Outreach

Bringing the housed and homeless together in community

four stars

93.11

P.O. Box 1444 Summit, NJ 07901
tel: (908) 273-0176   Web Site
EIN: 22-3190141

Board Leadership
Pam Gumport and Coleen McCaffrey
Co-Chairs

CEO
Lois Bhatt
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.11 four stars
  Financial 93.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1988, Bridges reaches out to the homeless in New York City, Newark, Irvington, and Summit, New Jersey every week. . On a typical Run, our truck is loaded with fresh, ready-to-eat meals in bags, sustainable lunches (long shelf life provisions), and soup, among other items of necessity, for those living on the street or in dire need. Our volunteers share conversation and bridge the gap between the housed and the homeless. Today, in addition to our street outreach, we provide case management services at St. John's Soup Kitchen in Newark, open our doors to Summit Neighbors in Need every Friday, and provide new backpacks and school supplies for more than 1,000 children eligible for free and reduced lunch in Summit and to sheltered children in Newark and Irvington.

Founded in 1988, Bridges reaches out to the homeless in New York City, Newark, Irvington, and Summit, New Jersey every week. . On a typical Run, our truck is loaded with fresh, ready-to-eat meals in bags, sustainable lunches (long shelf life provisions), and soup, among other items of necessity, for those living on the street or in dire need. Our volunteers share conversation and bridge the gap between the housed and the homeless. Today, in addition to our street outreach, we provide case management services at St. John's Soup Kitchen in Newark, open our doors to Summit Neighbors in Need every Friday, and provide new backpacks and school supplies for more than 1,000 children eligible for free and reduced lunch in Summit and to sheltered children in Newark and Irvington.

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Financial

four stars

93.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 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)
86.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridges Outreach on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridges Outreach on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridges Outreach (NJ) 93.11 four stars
Upper Valley Haven (VT) 89.16 three stars
Paul's Place (MD) 88.79 three stars
The Lord's Place (FL) 98.23 four stars
Home Sweet Home Ministries (IL) 88.87 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,118,640
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,118,640
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,118,640
   Other Revenue $207,533
TOTAL REVENUE $1,326,173
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,047,695
   Administrative Expenses $104,311
   Fundraising Expenses $68,766
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,220,772
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $105,401
   
Net Assets $780,410

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-05 04/01/2018 93.11 four stars
2016-05 06/01/2017 89.90 three stars
2015-05 08/01/2016 89.39 three stars
2015-05 06/01/2016 89.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-05 04/01/2016 83.24 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2015 80.39 three stars

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EIN 22-3190141
Name in IRS Master File BRIDGES OUTREACH INC
NTEE Code P85
NTEE Classification Homeless Persons Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
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  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
  • May, 2012

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$63,488 5.20% Lois Bhatt Co-Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$56,439 4.62% Bethany Tulloch Co-Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridges Outreach (NJ) 93.11 four stars
Downtown Women's Center (CA) 91.49 four stars
Vision House (WA) 94.72 four stars
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (DC) 88.01 three stars
Chapman Partnership (FL) 93.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bridges Outreach
P.O. Box 1444
Summit, NJ 07901
tel: (908) 273-0176
EIN: 22-3190141

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Board Leadership

Pam Gumport and Coleen McCaffrey
Co-Chairs

CEO

Lois Bhatt
Executive Director

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