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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

More Than Words

Empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business

four stars

90.50

56 Felton Street Waltham, MA 02453
tel: (781) 788-0035   Web Site
EIN: 04-2784985

Board Leadership
John Chory
Chair

CEO
Jodi Rosenbaum
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.50 four stars
  Financial 92.30 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2004, More Than Words empowers youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. MTW believes that when system-involved youth are challenged with authentic and increasing responsibilities in a business setting, and are given high expectations and a culture of support, they can and will address personal barriers to success, create concrete action plans for their lives, and become contributing members of society.

Founded in 2004, More Than Words empowers youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. MTW believes that when system-involved youth are challenged with authentic and increasing responsibilities in a business setting, and are given high expectations and a culture of support, they can and will address personal barriers to success, create concrete action plans for their lives, and become contributing members of society.

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Financial

four stars

92.30

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.79
  Program Expenses Growth 19.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 55.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by More Than Words on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by More Than Words on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
More Than Words (MA) 90.50 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Venice (CA) 88.98 three stars
Wakeman Boys & Girls Club (CT) 89.70 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Capitol Area Council (TX) 94.03 four stars
Kansas 4-H Foundation, Inc. (KS) 93.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,316,640
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $800,599
Total Contributions $6,117,239
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,117,239
   Other Revenue $954,685
TOTAL REVENUE $7,071,924
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,856,263
   Administrative Expenses $374,984
   Fundraising Expenses $444,827
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,676,074
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,395,850
   
Net Assets $7,180,184

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
More Than Words has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 90.50 four stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 90.58 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 90.94 four stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 93.32 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 88.81 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.35 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.48 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 78.66 two 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 04-2784985
Name in IRS Master File MORE THAN WORDS 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
(408) Community service organization
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
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 October, 1983
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
$101,539 2.17% Jodi Rosenbaum Tillinger Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
More Than Words (MA) 90.50 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay - East Norwich (NY) 86.19 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida (FL) 93.91 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (MO) 96.03 four stars
United Friends of the Children (CA) 87.46 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

More Than Words
56 Felton Street
Waltham, MA 02453
tel: (781) 788-0035
EIN: 04-2784985

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Board Leadership

John Chory
Chair

CEO

Jodi Rosenbaum
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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