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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services (Grantmaking)

A Chance In Life

We are on a mission to give at-risk girls and boys a chance in life.

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four stars

90.77

250 East 63rd Street Suite 204
New York, NY 10065
tel: (212) 980-8770   Web Site
EIN: 13-1835632

Board Leadership
Mauro C. Romita
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Gabriele Delmonaco
President, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.77 four stars
  Financial 86.96 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Boys' & Girls' Towns of Italy was founded on the outskirts of Rome to provide, in our founder's words, "a chance in life" to vulnerable and orphaned children. These desperately poor children lived on the streets free of any kind of supervision and recoiled at adults telling them what to do. This independent nature inspired a visionary approach to youth development: give the children the responsibility of running their own Town. In 2016, our organization assumed the new name of "A Chance In Life" to honor the vision of our founder, Msgr. John Patrick Carroll-Abbing, and to reflect the international scope of our work. A Chance In Life continues to support the Towns of Italy in Rome and Civitavecchia, and also works to create emerging Boys' & Girls' Towns throughout the world. Currently, there are Boys' and Girls' Towns in Italy, Ethiopia, and India.

Boys' & Girls' Towns of Italy was founded on the outskirts of Rome to provide, in our founder's words, "a chance in life" to vulnerable and orphaned children. These desperately poor children lived on the streets free of any kind of supervision and recoiled at adults telling them what to do. This independent nature inspired a visionary approach to youth development: give the children the responsibility of running their own Town. In 2016, our organization assumed the new name of "A Chance In Life" to honor the vision of our founder, Msgr. John Patrick Carroll-Abbing, and to reflect the international scope of our work. A Chance In Life continues to support the Towns of Italy in Rome and Civitavecchia, and also works to create emerging Boys' & Girls' Towns throughout the world. Currently, there are Boys' and Girls' Towns in Italy, Ethiopia, and India.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of children who have access to education
1,500
Number of children who have access to healthcare
1,500
Number of youth who demonstrate leadership skills (e.g., organizing others, taking initiative, team-building)
1,500
Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing
1,500
Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others
1,500
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This impact information is current as of January 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

86.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.27
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by A Chance In Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by A Chance In Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
A Chance In Life (NY) 90.77 four stars
Cocoon House (WA) 87.51 three stars
Place of Hope (FL) 98.97 four stars
Covenant House New Jersey (NJ) 91.77 four stars
Kids In Crisis, Inc. (CT) 89.40 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,007,865
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,166,614
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,174,479
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,174,479
   Other Revenue $-177,052
TOTAL REVENUE $1,997,427
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,205,338
   Administrative Expenses $143,985
   Fundraising Expenses $149,882
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,499,205
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $498,222
   
Net Assets $3,220,777

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
2017-12 02/01/2019 90.77 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 89.66 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.28 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 83.17 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 83.03 three stars
2014-12 05/01/2017 88.31 three stars
2014-12 04/01/2017 85.96 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 13-1835632
Name in IRS Master File BOYS TOWN OF ITALY
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(59) Other school related activities
(911) Foreign 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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1952
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$191,875 12.79% Gabriele Delmonaco Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
A Chance In Life (NY) 90.77 four stars
The Omaha Home for Boys (NE) 87.45 three stars
The Drake House (GA) 90.94 four stars
Friends of Yemin Orde (MD) 92.92 four stars
Crossnore School (NC) 94.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

A Chance In Life
250 East 63rd Street
Suite 204
New York, NY 10065
tel: (212) 980-8770
fax: (212) 409-8740
EIN: 13-1835632

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Board Leadership

Mauro C. Romita
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Gabriele Delmonaco
President, Executive Director

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