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YWCA Cass Clay

Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women

four stars

90.04

4650 38th Ave S Suite 110
Fargo, ND 58104
tel: (701) 232-2547   Web Site
EIN: 45-0226435

Board Leadership
Jayne Gust
President

CEO
Erin Prochnow
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.04 four stars
  Financial 98.49 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

YWCA Cass Clay is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We carry out our mission through the pillar of empowerment, by helping women gain confidence as they recover from the damaging effects of poverty and violence. Each woman who comes to our door is provided with the tools needed to transform her life. Without judgement, we offer safe shelter, food, clothing, childcare, education and employment services, health counseling, and transportation assistance on each woman's personal journey to independence.

YWCA Cass Clay is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We carry out our mission through the pillar of empowerment, by helping women gain confidence as they recover from the damaging effects of poverty and violence. Each woman who comes to our door is provided with the tools needed to transform her life. Without judgement, we offer safe shelter, food, clothing, childcare, education and employment services, health counseling, and transportation assistance on each woman's personal journey to independence.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Emergency Shelter
Program Name: Emergency Shelter

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Ywca Cass Clay provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of YWCA Cass Clay.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

98.49

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.81
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by YWCA Cass Clay on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by YWCA Cass Clay on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people/communities they serve, may be more effective. We've partnered with GuideStar by Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile.

Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from our clients
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Note: This organization did not answer this question
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
YWCA Cass Clay (ND) 90.04 four stars
YWCA of Cleveland Ohio (OH) 85.47 three stars
YMCA of Greater Omaha (NE) 92.02 four stars
YMCA of Greater Williamson County (TX) 87.93 three stars
YWCA USA (DC) 91.31 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,446,900
   Federated Campaigns $304,897
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $110,285
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,100,412
Total Contributions $2,962,494
   Program Service Revenue $820,574
Total Primary Revenue $3,783,068
   Other Revenue $468,377
TOTAL REVENUE $4,251,445
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,139,672
   Administrative Expenses $339,800
   Fundraising Expenses $235,831
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,715,303
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $536,142
   
Net Assets $7,103,854

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
Emergency Shelter $1,249,633 39.8%
A Child's World $1,039,846 33.1%
Transitional Housing Program $277,806 8.8%

Ratings History
YWCA Cass Clay has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 90.04 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 90.10 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.89 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 88.81 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 88.30 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 89.14 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 92.02 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 92.06 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 45-0226435
Name in IRS Master File YWCA CASS CLAY
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (318) Other recreational activities
(29) Other religious activities
(319) Other social 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 March, 1947
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,644 3.70% Erin Prochnow CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
YWCA Cass Clay (ND) 90.04 four stars
Valley of the Sun YMCA (AZ) 87.76 three stars
National Council of YMCAs of the USA (IL) 90.48 four stars
YMCA of Greater Boston (MA) 87.24 three stars
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus (CA) 90.09 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

YWCA Cass Clay
4650 38th Ave S
Suite 110
Fargo, ND 58104
tel: (701) 232-2547
fax: (701) 232-2590
EIN: 45-0226435

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Board Leadership

Jayne Gust
President

CEO

Erin Prochnow
CEO

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