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

90.72

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

Board Leadership
Scott Thomas-Forss
Board President

CEO
Michelle Basham
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.72 four stars
  Financial 88.90 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 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

88.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.37
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,392,564
   Federated Campaigns $343,201
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,680,255
Total Contributions $3,416,020
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,416,020
   Other Revenue $224,468
TOTAL REVENUE $3,640,488
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,815,882
   Administrative Expenses $413,599
   Fundraising Expenses $366,416
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,595,897
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $44,591
   
Net Assets $4,731,414

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,321 3.67% Michelle Basham Executive Director

Mission

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.

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The Bridge for Youth (MN) 90.72 four stars
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FOCUS North America (PA) 93.32 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

Scott Thomas-Forss
Board President

CEO

Michelle Basham
Executive Director