Human Services : Social Services

Strong City Baltimore

Building and strengthening vibrant urban communities Baltimore.

four stars

90.71

3503 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218
tel: (410) 261-3500   Web Site
EIN: 52-0897806

Board Leadership
Georgia Smith
Chair

CEO
Karen D. Stokes
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1969, Strong City Baltimore (formerly Greater Homewood Community Corporation) is a grass-roots, nonprofit organization with a mission to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people in Baltimore. We help Baltimore's citizens get jobs, live in affordable homes, send their children to good schools, and build community ties.

Much like the neighborhoods we serve, our programs support Strong City's approach to fulfilling its mission. Over the past 49 years, we have forged many successful partnerships, expanding the services we provide and widening our geographical range.

We believe there are no quick fixes for the challenges that face Baltimore, but progress is achieved by building communities and building agency for individuals while helping them access the resources they need to improve their lives.

Established in 1969, Strong City Baltimore (formerly Greater Homewood Community Corporation) is a grass-roots, nonprofit organization with a mission to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people in Baltimore. We help Baltimore's citizens get jobs, live in affordable homes, send their children to good schools, and build community ties.

Much like the neighborhoods we serve, our programs support Strong City's approach to fulfilling its mission. Over the past 49 years, we have forged many successful partnerships, expanding the services we provide and widening our geographical range.

We believe there are no quick fixes for the challenges that face Baltimore, but progress is achieved by building communities and building agency for individuals while helping them access the resources they need to improve their lives.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of community events or trainings held and attendance
400
Number of adults who received literacy services
540
Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
103
Number of fiscal sponsorship dollars distributed
8,692,000
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
94.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.16
  Program Expenses Growth 38.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Strong City Baltimore on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Strong City Baltimore on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,491,897
   Federated Campaigns $22,460
   Membership Dues $75,732
   Fundraising Events $52,442
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,027,183
Total Contributions $9,669,714
   Program Service Revenue $2,174,539
Total Primary Revenue $11,844,253
   Other Revenue $221,039
TOTAL REVENUE $12,065,292
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,874,625
   Administrative Expenses $411,391
   Fundraising Expenses $280,629
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,566,645
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $498,647
   
Net Assets $1,654,427

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,702 1.12% Karen Stokes CEO

Mission

Established in 1969, Strong City Baltimore (formerly Greater Homewood Community Corporation) is a grass-roots, nonprofit organization with a mission to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people in Baltimore. We help Baltimore's citizens get jobs, live in affordable homes, send their children to good schools, and build community ties.

Much like the neighborhoods we serve, our programs support Strong City's approach to fulfilling its mission. Over the past 49 years, we have forged many successful partnerships, expanding the services we provide and widening our geographical range.

We believe there are no quick fixes for the challenges that face Baltimore, but progress is achieved by building communities and building agency for individuals while helping them access the resources they need to improve their lives.

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Strong City Baltimore (MD) 90.71 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Strong City Baltimore
3503 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
tel: (410) 261-3500
fax: (410) 261-3506
EIN: 52-0897806

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Board Leadership

Georgia Smith
Chair

CEO

Karen D. Stokes
Chief Executive Officer