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Human Services : Social Services

Sharing Connections

We furnish hope.

four stars

90.62

5111 Chase Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515
tel: (630) 971-0565   Web Site
EIN: 36-4363123

Board Leadership
Thomas Hushek
President

CEO
Deborah Rickert
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.62 four stars
  Financial 87.36 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Sharing Connections (SC) was founded in 2000 with the mission to share good things with good people. SC brings together community members by enabling families and businesses to share their gently used furniture and household items with families needing assistance. SC staff works closely with referring partner organizations. Organizations such as domestic violence shelters, housing organizations, food pantries, schools, veteran, and teen parent organizations refer clients to SC after they have determined the need for beds, cribs, furniture and other household items.

Sharing Connections (SC) was founded in 2000 with the mission to share good things with good people. SC brings together community members by enabling families and businesses to share their gently used furniture and household items with families needing assistance. SC staff works closely with referring partner organizations. Organizations such as domestic violence shelters, housing organizations, food pantries, schools, veteran, and teen parent organizations refer clients to SC after they have determined the need for beds, cribs, furniture and other household items.

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Financial

three stars

87.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
92.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sharing Connections on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sharing Connections on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sharing Connections (IL) 90.62 four stars
Chicago Lights (IL) 90.66 four stars
Conexión Américas (TN) 91.45 four stars
East Cooper Community Outreach (SC) 97.17 four stars
Hastings Family Service (MN) 90.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,882,707
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $22,163
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,904,870
   Program Service Revenue $47,862
Total Primary Revenue $2,952,732
   Other Revenue $90,394
TOTAL REVENUE $3,043,126
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,642,038
   Administrative Expenses $79,033
   Fundraising Expenses $95,660
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,816,731
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $226,395
   
Net Assets $1,140,177

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
Furniture Reclamation and Distribution $2,642,038 100.0%

Ratings History
Sharing Connections has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 90.62 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.21 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.02 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.27 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 80.73 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 78.73 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2014 80.23 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 36-4363123
Name in IRS Master File SHARING CONNECTIONS INC
NTEE Code P29
NTEE Classification Thrift Shops
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sharing Connections (IL) 90.62 four stars
United Ministries (SC) 93.02 four stars
Crossroads of Michigan (MI) 91.11 four stars
Philanthropy Ohio (OH) 86.20 three stars
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (MN) 86.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sharing Connections
5111 Chase Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
tel: (630) 971-0565
EIN: 36-4363123

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Board Leadership

Thomas Hushek
President

CEO

Deborah Rickert
Chief Executive Officer

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