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Human Services : Homeless Services

ACCESS

Empowering homeless women through building a strong work ethic

three stars

87.89

230 West Market Street Akron, OH 44303
tel: (330) 376-0997   Web Site
EIN: 34-1395246

Board Leadership
Jodi L. Glitzenstein
President

CEO
Jackie Hemsworth
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.89 three stars
  Financial 86.89 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1983, ACCESS is dedicated to addressing the plight of homeless women and children in our community. ACCESS encourages the development of self-esteem and the attainment of self-sufficiency through its commitment to providing a holistic, safe and supportive environment, and through its programs of housing, advocacy and empowerment.

Founded in 1983, ACCESS is dedicated to addressing the plight of homeless women and children in our community. ACCESS encourages the development of self-esteem and the attainment of self-sufficiency through its commitment to providing a holistic, safe and supportive environment, and through its programs of housing, advocacy and empowerment.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Access
Program Activities
Access provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$40 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
3/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Access.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. 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 June 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

86.89

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
75.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACCESS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ACCESS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACCESS (OH) 87.89 three stars
Our House, Arkansas (AR) 99.81 four stars
Stephen Center (NE) 88.81 three stars
Bridge Communities (IL) 93.77 four stars
The Midnight Mission (CA) 95.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $479,788
   Federated Campaigns $82,934
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $152,554
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $487,892
Total Contributions $1,203,168
   Program Service Revenue $2,720
Total Primary Revenue $1,205,888
   Other Revenue $27,221
TOTAL REVENUE $1,233,109
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $987,238
   Administrative Expenses $219,115
   Fundraising Expenses $120,195
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,326,548
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-93,439
   
Net Assets $2,355,428

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
Emergency Shelter $703,176 71.2%
Step II Program $284,062 28.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 87.89 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 89.54 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 87.41 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 87.18 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.30 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 83.33 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 82.69 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2014 82.20 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 34-1395246
Name in IRS Master File ACCESS INC
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 (429) Other inner city or community benefit 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 December, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,414 7.11% Lynn Budnick Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ACCESS (OH) 87.89 three stars
CaringWorks (GA) 92.38 four stars
Bridge House (CO) 92.02 four stars
The Open Door Shelter (CT) 98.10 four stars
Rosie's Place (MA) 92.55 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

ACCESS
230 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44303
tel: (330) 376-0997
fax: (330) 535-0008
EIN: 34-1395246

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Board Leadership

Jodi L. Glitzenstein
President

CEO

Jackie Hemsworth
Executive Director

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