Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

The Carver Foundation of Norwalk

Building Lifetime Achievers

four stars

92.14

7 Academy Street Norwalk, CT 06850
tel: (203) 838-4305   Web Site
EIN: 06-0862072

Board Leadership
Diana Napier
President

CEO
Novelette Peterkin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.14 four stars
  Financial 89.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1938 as a neighborhood community center, The Carver Foundation of Norwalk (Carve) today is the largest provider of free after-school programs for middle and high school students in Norwalk, CT. Carver's free after-school Youth Development Program began its expansion into Norwalk Public Schools in 2008, and is now conducted in the Carver Community Center and in Norwalk's four middle and two high schools. Carver also offers college scholarship funds and multiple summer programs, winning basketball travel teams, international learning opportunities, a parent leadership academy, health and wellness programming, spring and fall college tours, food drives, community holiday events and more for the benefit of the Norwalk community.

Founded in 1938 as a neighborhood community center, The Carver Foundation of Norwalk (Carve) today is the largest provider of free after-school programs for middle and high school students in Norwalk, CT. Carver's free after-school Youth Development Program began its expansion into Norwalk Public Schools in 2008, and is now conducted in the Carver Community Center and in Norwalk's four middle and two high schools. Carver also offers college scholarship funds and multiple summer programs, winning basketball travel teams, international learning opportunities, a parent leadership academy, health and wellness programming, spring and fall college tours, food drives, community holiday events and more for the benefit of the Norwalk community.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of students showing improvement in test scores
900
Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM
900
Number of students per teacher during the reporting period
10
Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED
50
Number of students at or above a 90% attendance rate
900
Number of links and collaborations with external organizations that support student learning and its priority tasks
30
Number of students who demonstrate the desire to succeed in the academic setting
900
Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded
85,000
This impact information is current as of January 2020, 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

89.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 11.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Carver Foundation of Norwalk on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Carver Foundation of Norwalk on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,517,819
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $460
   Fundraising Events $152,910
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,259,730
Total Contributions $2,930,919
   Program Service Revenue $283,408
Total Primary Revenue $3,214,327
   Other Revenue $831,546
TOTAL REVENUE $4,045,873
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,019,541
   Administrative Expenses $132,744
   Fundraising Expenses $337,746
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,490,031
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $555,842
   
Net Assets $3,356,966

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$159,862 4.58% Novelette Peterkin Executive Director

Mission

Founded in 1938 as a neighborhood community center, The Carver Foundation of Norwalk (Carve) today is the largest provider of free after-school programs for middle and high school students in Norwalk, CT. Carver's free after-school Youth Development Program began its expansion into Norwalk Public Schools in 2008, and is now conducted in the Carver Community Center and in Norwalk's four middle and two high schools. Carver also offers college scholarship funds and multiple summer programs, winning basketball travel teams, international learning opportunities, a parent leadership academy, health and wellness programming, spring and fall college tours, food drives, community holiday events and more for the benefit of the Norwalk community.

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Charity Contact Info

The Carver Foundation of Norwalk
7 Academy Street
Norwalk, CT 06850
tel: (203) 838-4305
fax: (203) 838-4197
EIN: 06-0862072

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Board Leadership

Diana Napier
President

CEO

Novelette Peterkin
Executive Director