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Human Services : Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

SBP

We shrink the time between disaster and recovery.

four stars

95.12

2645 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70119
tel: (504) 277-6831   Web Site
EIN: 26-2189665

Board Leadership
Francis Bouchard
Board Chair

CEO
Zack Rosenburg
Co-founder and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.12 four stars
  Financial 93.10 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

St. Bernard Project (SBP) was founded in March 2006 by Zack Rosenburg and Liz McCartney after the couple, who originally lived in Washington, D.C., volunteered in Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish following Hurricane Katrina. The parish, located just outside of New Orleans, was rendered 100% uninhabitable by Katrina's floodwaters. Seeing the inefficiency and unbearably slow progress of the institutional - or “traditional” rebuilding process, but inspired by the residents' collective spirit and fierce determination to rebuild, Zack and Liz launched SBP to help them achieve their recovery goals. With the tremendous support of donors, volunteers and corporate partners, SBP has grown from a three-person volunteer team into a national organization, recognized as a leader in disaster resilience and recovery, whose mission is to shrink time between disaster and recovery.

St. Bernard Project (SBP) was founded in March 2006 by Zack Rosenburg and Liz McCartney after the couple, who originally lived in Washington, D.C., volunteered in Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish following Hurricane Katrina. The parish, located just outside of New Orleans, was rendered 100% uninhabitable by Katrina's floodwaters. Seeing the inefficiency and unbearably slow progress of the institutional - or “traditional” rebuilding process, but inspired by the residents' collective spirit and fierce determination to rebuild, Zack and Liz launched SBP to help them achieve their recovery goals. With the tremendous support of donors, volunteers and corporate partners, SBP has grown from a three-person volunteer team into a national organization, recognized as a leader in disaster resilience and recovery, whose mission is to shrink time between disaster and recovery.

Financial

four stars

93.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SBP on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SBP on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SBP (LA) 95.12 four stars
Delivering Good (NY) 94.69 four stars
God's Pit Crew (VA) 93.91 four stars
Convoy of Hope (MO) 96.46 four stars
Christian Relief Services Charities (VA) 90.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,036,903
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $106,650
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,034,299
Total Contributions $12,177,852
   Program Service Revenue $4,445,066
Total Primary Revenue $16,622,918
   Other Revenue $1,219,052
TOTAL REVENUE $17,841,970
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,665,634
   Administrative Expenses $1,116,269
   Fundraising Expenses $333,715
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,115,618
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,726,352
   
Net Assets $13,551,297

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
Rebuilding Program $10,154,414 74.3%
Opportunity Housing $2,695,729 19.7%
Disaster Recovery Lab $810,319 5.9%

Ratings History
SBP has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2019 95.12 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 94.36 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 93.66 four 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 26-2189665
Name in IRS Master File ST BERNARD PROJECT INC
NTEE Code M20
NTEE Classification Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services
NTEE Type Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 May, 2008
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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
$245,029 1.62% Zack Rosenburg Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SBP (LA) 95.12 four stars
Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort (TN) 85.15 three stars
God's Pit Crew (VA) 93.91 four stars
Feeding America (IL) 94.28 four stars
Help the Children (CA) 87.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

SBP
2645 Toulouse Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
tel: (504) 277-6831
EIN: 26-2189665

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Board Leadership

Francis Bouchard
Board Chair

CEO

Zack Rosenburg
Co-founder and CEO

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