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ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others)

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

four stars

93.91

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

Board Leadership
Nancy Hansen-Bennett
President

CEO
Karen Lisser
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.91 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
96.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 20.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
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) 93.91 four stars
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Phoenix (AZ) 92.91 four stars
Good+Foundation (NY) 93.40 four stars
Interfaith Assistance Ministry (NC) 91.71 four stars
North Dallas Shared Ministries (TX) 98.31 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,985,315
   Federated Campaigns $90,141
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $21,254
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $125,190
Total Contributions $3,221,900
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,221,900
   Other Revenue $44,302
TOTAL REVENUE $3,266,202
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,222,802
   Administrative Expenses $46,913
   Fundraising Expenses $42,001
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,311,716
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-45,514
   
Net Assets $1,181,882

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 $2,613,681 81.1%
Housing Services $485,464 15.1%

Ratings History
ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 93.91 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 92.59 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$56,481 1.70% Karen Lisser Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) (WI) 93.91 four stars
Sharing Connections (IL) 96.46 four stars
Yamhill Community Action Partnership (OR) 95.07 four stars
Sharing House (NC) 94.07 four stars
LIFT (DC) 85.01 three 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

Nancy Hansen-Bennett
President

CEO

Karen Lisser
Executive Director

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