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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Avenues for Homeless Youth

Seeking to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood

four stars

90.80

1708 Oak Park Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411
tel: (612) 522-1690   Web Site
EIN: 41-1765140

Board Leadership
Chuck Tombarge
President

CEO
Katherine Meerse
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.80 four stars
  Financial 87.62 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1994, Avenues for Homeless Youth's mission is to provide emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Through such service, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood.

Founded in 1994, Avenues for Homeless Youth's mission is to provide emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Through such service, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood.

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Financial

three stars

87.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
76.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 14.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Avenues for Homeless Youth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Avenues for Homeless Youth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Avenues for Homeless Youth (MN) 90.80 four stars
Straight Ahead Ministries (MA) 85.29 three stars
Methodist Children's Home (TX) 93.04 four stars
Paul Anderson Youth Home (GA) 88.58 three stars
Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families (NC) 96.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,122,135
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $83,047
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $983,900
Total Contributions $2,189,082
   Program Service Revenue $269,479
Total Primary Revenue $2,458,561
   Other Revenue $-7,677
TOTAL REVENUE $2,450,884
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,989,077
   Administrative Expenses $369,001
   Fundraising Expenses $322,319
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,680,397
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-229,513
   
Net Assets $1,573,128

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
Site-Based Shelter and Transitional Housing $1,447,127 72.8%
Host Home Programs $377,758 19.0%
Avenues for Young Families Program $164,192 8.3%

Ratings History
Avenues for Homeless Youth has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 90.80 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.12 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 92.93 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.22 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.00 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 97.18 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 41-1765140
Name in IRS Master File AVENUES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH
NTEE Code O51
NTEE Classification Youth Community Service Clubs
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or 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 February, 1995
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
$2,308 0.08% Katherine Meerse Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$116,155 4.33% Deborah Loon Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Avenues for Homeless Youth (MN) 90.80 four stars
Covenant House Missouri (MO) 89.95 three stars
Covenant House California (CA) 95.24 four stars
Covenant House Florida (FL) 91.57 four stars
Brookwood Florida (FL) 91.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Avenues for Homeless Youth
1708 Oak Park Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
tel: (612) 522-1690
EIN: 41-1765140

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Board Leadership

Chuck Tombarge
President

CEO

Katherine Meerse
Executive Director

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