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Human Services : Homeless Services

Community Action House

Providing food, clothing, shelter

three stars

86.97

345 West Fourteenth Street Holland, MI 49423
tel: (616) 392-2368   Web Site
EIN: 23-7120670

Board Leadership
Brian Pageau
Board President

CEO
Scott Rumpsa
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.97 three stars
  Financial 83.41 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1969, the Community Action House works to provide area families and individuals with food, clothing, shelter, and the opportunity to build the necessary skills to achieve a stable and prosperous life. Additionally, we provide case management and educational services for individuals in need of such services.

Founded in 1969, the Community Action House works to provide area families and individuals with food, clothing, shelter, and the opportunity to build the necessary skills to achieve a stable and prosperous life. Additionally, we provide case management and educational services for individuals in need of such services.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Community Kitchen, Food Pantry and Monthly Meal Distribution
Program Name: Community Kitchen, Food Pantry and Monthly Meal Distribution

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
Community Action House primarily provides groceries to beneficiaries. It also prepares and serves meals to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. 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 Community Action House.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Community Action House publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Community Action House’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. 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

83.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Action House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Action House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Action House (MI) 86.97 three stars
Christ House (DC) 93.73 four stars
Wellspring House (MA) 85.37 three stars
Union Station Homeless Services (CA) 96.08 four stars
Frisco Family Services (TX) 86.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,849,055
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $38,278
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $106,428
Total Contributions $1,993,761
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,993,761
   Other Revenue $384,191
TOTAL REVENUE $2,377,952
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,127,095
   Administrative Expenses $167,020
   Fundraising Expenses $130,797
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,424,912
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-46,960
   
Net Assets $929,159

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
Food Access & Resource Navigation $1,137,723 53.5%
Financial Wellness & Homeownership Services $196,022 9.2%
Outreach $97,695 4.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 86.97 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 85.17 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 87.96 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 85.71 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.14 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 87.56 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 84.44 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 23-7120670
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY ACTION HOUSE
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 January, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$23,750 0.97% Scott Rumpsa Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Action House (MI) 86.97 three stars
Bridge Communities (IL) 87.11 three stars
Share Our Selves (CA) 87.93 three stars
The Bridge Fund of New York (NY) 91.36 four stars
The Action Center (CO) 85.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Action House
345 West Fourteenth Street
Holland, MI 49423
tel: (616) 392-2368
fax: (616) 392-2466
EIN: 23-7120670

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Board Leadership

Brian Pageau
Board President

CEO

Scott Rumpsa
Executive Director

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