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Human Services : Homeless Services

Christian Community Action, Connecticut

With the right ingredients, hope will grow!

three stars

85.81

168 Davenport Avenue New Haven, CT 06519
tel: (203) 777-7848   Web Site
EIN: 06-0841885

Board Leadership
Joseph Cirasuolo
President

CEO
Rev. Bonita Grubbs
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.81 three stars
  Financial 85.64 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Christian Community Action is a faith-based ecumenical social services agency in New Haven, Connecticut. Our mission is to provide emergency shelter and transitional housing, food, advocacy and leadership education and training and other support to those who are poor, in particular families that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. CCA seeks to encourage these families and individuals in their efforts to attain economic self sufficiency and financial independence and to work with them to change systems that perpetuate unemployment / underemployment, homelessness, hunger, poverty and injustice and to promote community building and social change.

Christian Community Action is a faith-based ecumenical social services agency in New Haven, Connecticut. Our mission is to provide emergency shelter and transitional housing, food, advocacy and leadership education and training and other support to those who are poor, in particular families that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. CCA seeks to encourage these families and individuals in their efforts to attain economic self sufficiency and financial independence and to work with them to change systems that perpetuate unemployment / underemployment, homelessness, hunger, poverty and injustice and to promote community building and social change.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Davenport Hillside Family Shelter and Sylvan Hillside Family Shelter
Program Name: Davenport Hillside Family Shelter and Sylvan Hillside Family 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
Christian Community Action provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$20 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 Christian Community Action, Connecticut.
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

three stars

85.64

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Community Action, Connecticut on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Community Action, Connecticut on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Community Action, Connecticut (CT) 85.81 three stars
Coalition on Temporary Shelter (MI) 86.72 three stars
Committee on Temporary Shelter (VT) 87.26 three stars
Homes with Hope, Inc. (CT) 92.08 four stars
Our House, Georgia (GA) 91.52 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $971,591
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $576,118
Total Contributions $1,547,709
   Program Service Revenue $20,777
Total Primary Revenue $1,568,486
   Other Revenue $1,903
TOTAL REVENUE $1,570,389
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,470,815
   Administrative Expenses $85,852
   Fundraising Expenses $79,390
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,636,057
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-65,668
   
Net Assets $937,028

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
Shelter Agency $478,914 32.6%
Stepping Stone $381,202 25.9%
Neighborhood Assistance Program $316,203 21.5%
Advocacy and Education $294,496 20.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 85.81 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 87.42 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 87.94 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 87.06 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.57 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 84.04 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 85.04 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 84.92 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 06-0841885
Name in IRS Master File CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY ACTION INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(927) Fundraising
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 September, 1968
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$50,000 3.05% Bonita Grubbs Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Community Action, Connecticut (CT) 85.81 three stars
My Friend's Place (CA) 97.17 four stars
PADS Lake County (IL) 87.53 three stars
The Samaritan Inn (TX) 93.40 four stars
The Homeless Families Foundation (OH) 94.43 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Christian Community Action, Connecticut
168 Davenport Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
tel: (203) 777-7848
fax: (203) 777-7923
EIN: 06-0841885

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Board Leadership

Joseph Cirasuolo
President

CEO

Rev. Bonita Grubbs
Executive Director

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