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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Alternatives

Positive programs defined developed and led by youth

three stars

82.50

4730 North Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60640
tel: (773) 506-7474   Web Site
EIN: 36-2720602

Board Leadership
Randall Doubet-King
Board President

CEO
Bessie Alcantara
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.50 three stars
  Financial 77.84 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1971, Alternatives aims to facilitate personal development, strengthen family relationships and enhance the community's well being. Alternatives' programs and services use an asset-based model that focuses on enriching young people's lives by building upon individual strengths within the context of their family and community. We provide comprehensive, accessible and affordable programs that increase young people's opportunities to succeed and grow as individuals and community members

Founded in 1971, Alternatives aims to facilitate personal development, strengthen family relationships and enhance the community's well being. Alternatives' programs and services use an asset-based model that focuses on enriching young people's lives by building upon individual strengths within the context of their family and community. We provide comprehensive, accessible and affordable programs that increase young people's opportunities to succeed and grow as individuals and community members

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Financial

two stars

77.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 58.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alternatives on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alternatives on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alternatives (IL) 82.50 three stars
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (FL) 90.86 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate (SC) 86.84 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (IN) 91.98 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Mason-Dixon Council (MD) 89.09 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $968,928
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $38,745
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,213,115
Total Contributions $3,220,788
   Program Service Revenue $39,341
Total Primary Revenue $3,260,129
   Other Revenue $20,911
TOTAL REVENUE $3,281,040
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,566,550
   Administrative Expenses $520,751
   Fundraising Expenses $305,787
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,393,088
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-112,048
   
Net Assets $914,677

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 Development $1,368,117 53.3%
Clinical Services $1,198,433 46.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 82.50 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 83.96 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 88.30 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 81.87 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 86.03 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 88.81 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 36-2720602
Name in IRS Master File ALTERNATIVES INCORPORATED
NTEE Code F20
NTEE Classification Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (573) Rehabilitating alcoholics, drug abusers, compulsive gamblers, etc.
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 August, 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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,266 2.74% Judith M. Gall Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alternatives (IL) 82.50 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi (MS) 86.85 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford (CT) 94.03 four stars
Youth Haven (MI) 95.56 four stars
The Indiana Youth Institute (IN) 87.35 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alternatives
4730 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
tel: (773) 506-7474
fax: (773) 506-9420
EIN: 36-2720602

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Board Leadership

Randall Doubet-King
Board President

CEO

Bessie Alcantara
Executive Director

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