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Essential Partners Inc.

Fostering constructive dialogue wherever conflicts are driven by differences of identities, beliefs, and values.

two stars

78.54

186 Alewife Brook Parkway Suite 212
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 923-1216   Web Site
EIN: 22-3432160

Board Leadership
Kay Calvert
Chair

CEO
Katie Hyten & John Sarrouf
Co-Executive Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.54 two stars
  Financial 70.73 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Essential Partners has worked for three decades to facilitate conversations and equip people using our approach to dialogue. We bring a method that is applicable and adaptable to a wide variety of contexts. Our method, Reflective Structured Dialogue (RSD), relies on preparation, structure, questions, facilitation, and reflection to enable people to harness their capacity to have the conversations they need to have. Our mission is to foster constructive dialogue wherever conflicts are driven by differences of identities, beliefs, and values. Essential Partners offers workshops, custom training, and dialogue facilitation, as well as consultation. Our aim is to equip you to have meaningful conversations about essential issues, so you can move forward and create a better way of living together.

Essential Partners has worked for three decades to facilitate conversations and equip people using our approach to dialogue. We bring a method that is applicable and adaptable to a wide variety of contexts. Our method, Reflective Structured Dialogue (RSD), relies on preparation, structure, questions, facilitation, and reflection to enable people to harness their capacity to have the conversations they need to have. Our mission is to foster constructive dialogue wherever conflicts are driven by differences of identities, beliefs, and values. Essential Partners offers workshops, custom training, and dialogue facilitation, as well as consultation. Our aim is to equip you to have meaningful conversations about essential issues, so you can move forward and create a better way of living together.

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Financial

two stars

70.73

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
62.6%
  Administrative Expenses 23.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Essential Partners Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Essential Partners Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Essential Partners Inc. (MA) 78.54 two stars
Texas Civil Rights Project (TX) 95.12 four stars
Voto Latino (DC) 87.82 three stars
American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation (MT) 91.27 four stars
Futures Without Violence (CA) 94.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,100,953
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,100,953
   Program Service Revenue $242,544
Total Primary Revenue $1,343,497
   Other Revenue $620
TOTAL REVENUE $1,344,117
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,014,473
   Administrative Expenses $254,588
   Fundraising Expenses $133,564
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,402,625
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-58,508
   
Net Assets $423,584

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 09/03/2019 78.54 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 22-3432160
Name in IRS Master File ESSENTIAL PARTNERS INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 July, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,100 8.34% Parisa Parsa Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$119,949 8.55% Robert Stains Jr. Senior Director of Training

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Essential Partners Inc. (MA) 78.54 two stars
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MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger (CA) 88.88 three stars
American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation (MT) 91.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Essential Partners Inc.
186 Alewife Brook Parkway
Suite 212
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 923-1216
fax: (617) 923-2757
EIN: 22-3432160

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Board Leadership

Kay Calvert
Chair

CEO

Katie Hyten & John Sarrouf
Co-Executive Directors

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