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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 in a unique way.

four stars

100.00

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

Board Leadership
Robert M. Iomazzo
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Gabriele Delmonaco
President, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

A Chance In Life has changed the lives of over 40,000 at-risk youth through our Towns around the world. We serve refugee and migrant youth in Italy, poor and disabled youth in Ethiopia and children living in marginalized communities in India and Latin America.

Every year we give 4,000 children a chance to become responsible members of their own communities through a unique approach called self-government (Positive Youth Development). Self-government gives young people a voice in creating their future and supports them to develop as young leaders, taking shape differently in each country to best suit their culture and needs.

In 2020, on the occasion of our 75th Anniversary, we started our first program in USA. "The Village" is a youth center serving marginalized children in New York City. Based on the principles of Positive Youth Development, our center provides financial literacy courses, training, and most importantly a safe harbor to detached and idle youth.

A Chance In Life has changed the lives of over 40,000 at-risk youth through our Towns around the world. We serve refugee and migrant youth in Italy, poor and disabled youth in Ethiopia and children living in marginalized communities in India and Latin America.

Every year we give 4,000 children a chance to become responsible members of their own communities through a unique approach called self-government (Positive Youth Development). Self-government gives young people a voice in creating their future and supports them to develop as young leaders, taking shape differently in each country to best suit their culture and needs.

In 2020, on the occasion of our 75th Anniversary, we started our first program in USA. "The Village" is a youth center serving marginalized children in New York City. Based on the principles of Positive Youth Development, our center provides financial literacy courses, training, and most importantly a safe harbor to detached and idle youth.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.55
  Program Expenses Growth 30.8%
  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) 100.00 four stars
Covenant House Michigan (MI) 96.10 four stars
Epworth Children's Home (SC) 96.98 four stars
Big Oak Ranch (AL) 95.01 four stars
Covenant House California (CA) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,321,683
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,338,881
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,660,564
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,660,564
   Other Revenue $-161,448
TOTAL REVENUE $2,499,116
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,566,482
   Administrative Expenses $160,215
   Fundraising Expenses $176,176
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,902,873
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-403,757
   
Net Assets $3,261,656

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
A Chance In Life has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 100.00 four stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 97.60 four stars
2018-12 11/01/2019 91.86 four stars
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 A CHANCE IN LIFE INC
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$197,000 6.78% Gabriele Delmonaco Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
A Chance In Life (NY) 100.00 four stars
Tennyson Center for Children (CO) 89.48 three stars
Cocoon House (WA) 90.04 four stars
Joy Ranch (VA) 90.92 four stars
Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center (FL) 91.95 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: (646) 863-9985
EIN: 13-1835632

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Board Leadership

Robert M. Iomazzo
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Gabriele Delmonaco
President, Executive Director

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