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SBP

We shrink the time between disaster and recovery.

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four stars

92.97

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 92.97 four stars
  Financial 90.07 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of houses built
263
Number of training events conducted
69
Number of people trained
1,509
This impact information is current as of March 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

four stars

90.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
87.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.71
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.1%
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) 92.97 four stars
WhyHunger (NY) 91.41 four stars
Feeding America (IL) 94.28 four stars
Delivering Good (NY) 94.69 four stars
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response (MA) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,864,233
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $16,560
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,271,494
Total Contributions $25,152,287
   Program Service Revenue $3,166,092
Total Primary Revenue $28,318,379
   Other Revenue $407,008
TOTAL REVENUE $28,725,387
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,212,783
   Administrative Expenses $1,663,534
   Fundraising Expenses $368,268
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,244,585
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,480,802
   
Net Assets $26,037,826

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 $12,209,475 85.9%
Opportunity Housing $1,380,577 9.7%
Disaster Recovery Lab $622,731 4.4%

Ratings History
SBP has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 92.97 four stars
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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$245,810 1.51% Zack Rosenburg Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SBP (LA) 92.97 four stars
Delivering Good (NY) 94.69 four stars
Convoy of Hope (MO) 96.46 four stars
Good360 (VA) 91.47 four stars
Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort (TN) 85.15 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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