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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Youth & Opportunity United

40 years 15,000 kids

four stars

91.35

1911 Church Street Evanston, IL 60201
tel: (847) 866-1200   Web Site
EIN: 36-2734966

Board Leadership
Cynthia Wilson
President

CEO
Craig Lynch
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.35 four stars
  Financial 87.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Y.O.U. (Youth & Opportunity United, Inc.) is a youth development agency founded in 1971 that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community. It is our goal that all young people acquire the skills, self-confidence, and opportunity to participate fully, freely, and responsibly in the life of the community.

Y.O.U. (Youth & Opportunity United, Inc.) is a youth development agency founded in 1971 that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community. It is our goal that all young people acquire the skills, self-confidence, and opportunity to participate fully, freely, and responsibly in the life of the community.

Financial

three stars

87.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.33
  Program Expenses Growth -2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth & Opportunity United on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth & Opportunity United on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth & Opportunity United (IL) 91.35 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (FL) 96.19 four stars
Students Run LA (CA) 97.46 four stars
Girls Inc. of New Hampshire (NH) 88.35 three stars
Chicago Youth Programs (IL) 97.37 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,356,305
   Federated Campaigns $358,455
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $239,960
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,113,598
Total Contributions $4,068,318
   Program Service Revenue $65,599
Total Primary Revenue $4,133,917
   Other Revenue $168,851
TOTAL REVENUE $4,302,768
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,118,018
   Administrative Expenses $558,221
   Fundraising Expenses $342,922
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,019,161
   
Payments to Affiliates $10,379
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $283,607
   
Net Assets $11,949,797

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Youth & Opportunity United has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 91.35 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.00 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.20 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 96.06 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 96.91 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 97.19 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.71 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 94.31 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.30 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 92.96 four 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 36-2734966
Name in IRS Master File YOUTH & OPPORTUNITY UNITED 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 (349) Other youth organization or 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 January, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,455 3.14% Marguerite Blinn CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth & Opportunity United (IL) 91.35 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Venice (CA) 86.95 three stars
The 52nd Street Project (NY) 91.60 four stars
The Boys' Club of New York (NY) 87.85 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine (ME) 91.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Youth & Opportunity United
1911 Church Street
Evanston, IL 60201
tel: (847) 866-1200
fax: (847) 866-9143
EIN: 36-2734966

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Board Leadership

Cynthia Wilson
President

CEO

Craig Lynch
Chief Executive Officer

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