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Human Services : Social Services

Center for Hearing and Communication

Connect to Life

three stars

83.31

50 Broadway 6th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (917) 305-7766   Web Site
EIN: 13-1624127

Board Leadership
Steven R. Peikin
President of the Board

CEO
Laurie Hanin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.31 three stars
  Financial 76.40 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Hearing and Communication is committed to improving the quality of life for children and adults with all degrees of hearing loss and listening and auditory challenges. We work to make life better for people with hearing loss. We designed our services to help make sure hearing loss doesn't keep you from your full potential. Isolation, dropping out of the conversation—even lost earnings and health issues—are associated with hearing loss, but we don't believe they need to be. We accomplish our mission by providing hearing rehabilitation and human services for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and their families, regardless of age, ability to pay, or mode of communication, and by empowering our clients to achieve their potential.

The Center for Hearing and Communication is committed to improving the quality of life for children and adults with all degrees of hearing loss and listening and auditory challenges. We work to make life better for people with hearing loss. We designed our services to help make sure hearing loss doesn't keep you from your full potential. Isolation, dropping out of the conversation—even lost earnings and health issues—are associated with hearing loss, but we don't believe they need to be. We accomplish our mission by providing hearing rehabilitation and human services for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and their families, regardless of age, ability to pay, or mode of communication, and by empowering our clients to achieve their potential.

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Financial

two stars

76.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Hearing and Communication on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Hearing and Communication on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Hearing and Communication (NY) 83.31 three stars
Blind Children's Center (CA) 92.09 four stars
Penrickton Center for Blind Children (MI) 86.11 three stars
INSIGHT (RI) 93.77 four stars
Braille Institute of America (CA) 87.03 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,338,614
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,025,661
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,414,828
Total Contributions $3,779,103
   Program Service Revenue $968,843
Total Primary Revenue $4,747,946
   Other Revenue $963,876
TOTAL REVENUE $5,711,822
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,659,082
   Administrative Expenses $569,810
   Fundraising Expenses $529,184
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,758,076
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-46,254
   
Net Assets $5,264,040

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
Rehabilitation Services $1,505,753 32.3%
Hearing Services $1,475,517 31.7%
Florida Office $1,456,375 31.3%
Public Education $221,437 4.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 83.31 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 86.20 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 86.30 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 85.98 three stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 80.74 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 76.03 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 13-1624127
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR HEARING AND COMMUNICATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(318) Other recreational 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, 1935
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
$133,592 2.32% Laurie Hanin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Hearing and Communication (NY) 83.31 three stars
Happy Hands Education Center (OK) 90.74 four stars
Lighthouse of Broward County (FL) 96.08 four stars
Blind Children's Center (CA) 92.09 four stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.24 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Hearing and Communication
50 Broadway
6th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (917) 305-7766
TTY: (917) 305-7999
EIN: 13-1624127

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Board Leadership

Steven R. Peikin
President of the Board

CEO

Laurie Hanin
Executive Director

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