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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

The Bridge for Youth

Helping youth and families build the bridge from crisis to connections.

four stars

90.27

1111 West 22nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55405
tel: (612) 230-6601   Web Site
EIN: 41-0983062

Board Leadership
Kristine Oberg
Board President

CEO
Lisa Mears
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.27 four stars
  Financial 88.81 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1972, The Bridge for Youth is dedicated to providing the connection between the current realities of homelessness and a brighter, safer, more stable future. The Bridge is a safe and welcoming place for youth ages 10-17 in the Twin Cities who have no one to turn to, nowhere to go. The Bridge develops approaches that help youth and their families resolve their conflicts and move toward healthier relationships. Each year we serve more than a thousand young people and families with a continuum of services, including a 24-hour hotline; crisis shelter and counseling; youth, parent, and family counseling; transitional programs; and ongoing support services.

Founded in 1972, The Bridge for Youth is dedicated to providing the connection between the current realities of homelessness and a brighter, safer, more stable future. The Bridge is a safe and welcoming place for youth ages 10-17 in the Twin Cities who have no one to turn to, nowhere to go. The Bridge develops approaches that help youth and their families resolve their conflicts and move toward healthier relationships. Each year we serve more than a thousand young people and families with a continuum of services, including a 24-hour hotline; crisis shelter and counseling; youth, parent, and family counseling; transitional programs; and ongoing support services.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of youth served in shelter and transitional housing
729
Percentage of youth exiting to safe/stable housing
65
Number of crisis calls and texts replied to
8,172
This impact information is current as of August 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

88.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.43
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Bridge for Youth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Bridge for Youth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Bridge for Youth (MN) 90.27 four stars
Crossroads Safehouse (CO) 88.08 three stars
Wichita Children's Home (KS) 92.22 four stars
Youth For Tomorrow (VA) 85.01 three stars
Brookwood Florida (FL) 91.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,691,783
   Federated Campaigns $303,212
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,875,729
Total Contributions $3,870,724
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,870,724
   Other Revenue $158,574
TOTAL REVENUE $4,029,298
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,973,703
   Administrative Expenses $404,230
   Fundraising Expenses $301,769
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,679,702
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $349,596
   
Net Assets $5,081,435

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
Youth Response Center Program $2,973,703 100.0%

Ratings History
The Bridge for Youth has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/01/2020 90.27 four stars
2018-09 09/03/2019 90.72 four stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 90.19 four stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 91.42 four stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 84.77 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 84.45 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 80.49 three stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 82.88 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 41-0983062
Name in IRS Master File THE BRIDGE FOR YOUTH
NTEE Code P46
NTEE Classification Family Counseling
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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 November, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$173,865 4.72% Michelle Basham Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Bridge for Youth (MN) 90.27 four stars
Romanian Christian Enterprises (VA) 86.38 three stars
HOPE South Florida (FL) 86.88 three stars
Cookson Hills Christian School (OK) 93.74 four stars
Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center (FL) 91.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Bridge for Youth
1111 West 22nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405
tel: (612) 230-6601
fax: (612) 377-6426
EIN: 41-0983062

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Board Leadership

Kristine Oberg
Board President

CEO

Lisa Mears
Executive Director

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