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Essential Partners Inc.

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

three stars

80.42

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 80.42 three stars
  Financial 74.59 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

74.59

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
67.5%
  Administrative Expenses 18.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.7%
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.

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Essential Partners Inc. (MA) 80.42 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $932,126
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $932,126
   Program Service Revenue $366,874
Total Primary Revenue $1,299,000
   Other Revenue $1,370
TOTAL REVENUE $1,300,370
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $941,673
   Administrative Expenses $250,128
   Fundraising Expenses $163,337
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,355,138
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-54,768
   
Net Assets $368,816

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 80.42 three stars
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)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,933 9.88% Parisa Parsa Executive Director

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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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