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Human Services : Social Services

Community Assistance Center

Building stronger families and thus a more stable community

three stars

81.27

1130 Hightower Trail Sandy Springs, GA 30350
tel: (770) 552-4889   Web Site
EIN: 58-1825565

Board Leadership
Nancy Berger
President

CEO
Tamara Carrera
CEO, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.27 three stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Community Assistance Center (CAC) works to meet basic human needs such as food, shelter, and clothing with the goals of helping individuals and families stay in their home, helping to reduce poverty and building stronger independent families and thus a more stable community. The Center does this by providing short term assistance to families or individuals facing an unexpected financial crisis, Assistance includes financial assistance (i.e. rent, utilities) and/or in-kind assistance (i.e. food, clothing, school and household supplies). We work with clients to address their immediate crisis, identify other available services or providers and guide them to CAC educational programs which offer additional skills that may help them sustain career and personal success for greater economic security.

Community Assistance Center (CAC) works to meet basic human needs such as food, shelter, and clothing with the goals of helping individuals and families stay in their home, helping to reduce poverty and building stronger independent families and thus a more stable community. The Center does this by providing short term assistance to families or individuals facing an unexpected financial crisis, Assistance includes financial assistance (i.e. rent, utilities) and/or in-kind assistance (i.e. food, clothing, school and household supplies). We work with clients to address their immediate crisis, identify other available services or providers and guide them to CAC educational programs which offer additional skills that may help them sustain career and personal success for greater economic security.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.22
  Program Expenses Growth 12.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Assistance Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Assistance Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Assistance Center (GA) 81.27 three stars
CommUnity (IA) 89.24 three stars
Memorial Assistance Ministries (TX) 100.00 four stars
South Hills Interfaith Movement (PA) 93.03 four stars
United Ministries (SC) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,965,915
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $223,749
Total Contributions $3,189,664
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,189,664
   Other Revenue $276,225
TOTAL REVENUE $3,465,889
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,496,216
   Administrative Expenses $246,604
   Fundraising Expenses $209,864
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,952,684
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $513,205
   
Net Assets $3,352,224

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
Food Pantry $2,123,141 85.1%
Assist Households in Financial Crisis $328,502 13.2%
Adult Education Program $44,573 1.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 81.27 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 78.13 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.10 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.10 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 81.40 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 58-1825565
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE CENTER 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 (408) Community service organization
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 April, 1989
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Tamara Carrera Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Assistance Center (GA) 81.27 three stars
Rising Tide Capital (NJ) 91.45 four stars
Conexión Américas (TN) 91.45 four stars
Crossroads of Michigan (MI) 90.32 four stars
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) (NY) 85.08 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Assistance Center
1130 Hightower Trail
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
tel: (770) 552-4889
fax: (770) 552-4339
EIN: 58-1825565

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 501298
Atlanta, GA 31150

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Board Leadership

Nancy Berger
President

CEO

Tamara Carrera
CEO, Executive Director

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