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Center for Hearing and Communication

Connect to Life

three stars

86.30

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

Board Leadership
Barry G. Felder
President of the Board

CEO
Laurie Hanin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.30 three stars
  Financial 80.63 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

three stars

80.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.5%
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) 86.30 three stars
Penrickton Center for Blind Children (MI) 87.10 three stars
INSIGHT (RI) 90.91 four stars
National Federation of the Blind (MD) 91.22 four stars
Cleveland Sight Center (OH) 93.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,660,411
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $668,603
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,295,221
Total Contributions $3,624,235
   Program Service Revenue $971,799
Total Primary Revenue $4,596,034
   Other Revenue $722,511
TOTAL REVENUE $5,318,545
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,449,935
   Administrative Expenses $496,885
   Fundraising Expenses $447,059
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,393,879
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-75,334
   
Net Assets $5,231,737

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
Hearing Services $1,394,671 31.3%
Rehabilitation Services $1,510,979 34.0%
Florida Office $1,288,340 29.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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 (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,172 2.48% Laurie Hanin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Hearing and Communication (NY) 86.30 three stars
The Colorado Center for the Blind (CO) 89.09 three stars
National Federation of the Blind (MD) 91.22 four stars
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CA) 93.97 four stars
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (FL) 98.06 four 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

Barry G. Felder
President of the Board

CEO

Laurie Hanin
Executive Director

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