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ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others)

Life is an ECHO. What you send out, you get back.

four stars

92.87

65 South High Street Janesville, WI 53548
tel: (608) 754-5333   Web Site
EIN: 39-1222279

Board Leadership
Gloria Huschka
President

CEO
Karen Lisser
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.87 four stars
  Financial 90.75 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Created in late 1969, ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) serves low-income individuals and families in the Janesville area. ECHO has grown from being a food pantry and clothing depot to being a charity organization called upon to help meet temporary housing, food, transportation and other emergency needs for low-income families. ECHO seeks to help people help themselves through its programs and services, not readily available through other sources, and to assist them in utilizing other existing services and programs in the community.

Created in late 1969, ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) serves low-income individuals and families in the Janesville area. ECHO has grown from being a food pantry and clothing depot to being a charity organization called upon to help meet temporary housing, food, transportation and other emergency needs for low-income families. ECHO seeks to help people help themselves through its programs and services, not readily available through other sources, and to assist them in utilizing other existing services and programs in the community.

Financial

four stars

90.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
95.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) (WI) 92.87 four stars
Together We Cope (IL) 89.66 three stars
Philanthropy Ohio (OH) 86.20 three stars
FamilyMeans (MN) 91.57 four stars
Samaritan House (CA) 96.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,049,868
   Federated Campaigns $30,283
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $178,856
Total Contributions $2,259,007
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,259,007
   Other Revenue $65,277
TOTAL REVENUE $2,324,284
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,065,864
   Administrative Expenses $46,249
   Fundraising Expenses $50,010
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,162,123
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $162,161
   
Net Assets $1,407,824

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
Food Services $1,596,922 77.3%
Housing Services $363,818 17.6%

Ratings History
ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 92.87 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 91.98 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.78 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 90.54 four stars
2014-12 03/01/2016 86.96 three stars
2014-12 02/01/2016 82.05 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.21 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 78.42 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 39-1222279
Name in IRS Master File EVERYONE COOPERATING TO HELP OTHERS INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
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 April, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$55,190 2.55% Karen Lisser Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) (WI) 92.87 four stars
Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (NC) 87.92 three stars
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago (IL) 89.83 three stars
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) (CA) 88.32 three stars
Tipping Point Community (CA) 91.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others)
65 South High Street
Janesville, WI 53548
tel: (608) 754-5333
fax: (608) 754-9199
EIN: 39-1222279

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Board Leadership

Gloria Huschka
President

CEO

Karen Lisser
Executive Director

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