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Education : Adult Education Programs and Services

Growing Home

Healthy people and communities

92.21

825 West 69th Street 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60621
tel: (773) 549-1336   Web Site
EIN: 36-3989426

Board Leadership
Lynn Sheck
Board President

CEO
Janelle St. John
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.21
  Financial 88.99
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 05/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Growing Home has a vision of a world of healthy people and communities. Everyone deserves to have a good job, and everyone deserves to eat well. That's why we've been helping people find meaningful careers through skills learned while farming since 2002. Growing Home is Chicago's leading expert in farm-based training for people with employment barriers. By providing 25 hours per week of paid on-the-job experience and job-readiness training at our farms, plus the support to conquer issues like criminal records, medical needs, child-care, and housing, we have changed the lives of hundreds of workers, and thousands of their family members.

Growing Home has a vision of a world of healthy people and communities. Everyone deserves to have a good job, and everyone deserves to eat well. That's why we've been helping people find meaningful careers through skills learned while farming since 2002. Growing Home is Chicago's leading expert in farm-based training for people with employment barriers. By providing 25 hours per week of paid on-the-job experience and job-readiness training at our farms, plus the support to conquer issues like criminal records, medical needs, child-care, and housing, we have changed the lives of hundreds of workers, and thousands of their family members.

Financial

88.99

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.31
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Growing Home on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Growing Home on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Growing Home (IL) 92.21
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 96.37
Marbleseed, Inc. (WI) 86.99
Cornucopia Institute Incorporated (WI) 85.97

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,822,391
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $240,647
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $640,708
Total Contributions $2,703,746
   Program Service Revenue $19,089
Total Primary Revenue $2,722,835
   Other Revenue $59,094
TOTAL REVENUE $2,781,929
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,384,402
   Administrative Expenses $104,513
   Fundraising Expenses $216,110
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,705,025
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,076,904
   
Net Assets $2,282,705

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
Employment Training Program and Organic Farm $1,384,402 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 05/01/2022 92.21
2020-12 04/01/2022 90.77
2019-12 02/01/2021 84.95
2018-12 03/01/2020 88.93
2017-12 06/01/2019 82.45
2016-12 12/01/2017 81.65
2015-12 10/01/2017 79.70
2015-12 09/01/2017 75.41

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

EIN 36-3989426
Name in IRS Master File GROWING HOME INC
NTEE Code J20
NTEE Classification Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
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 October, 1993
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,038 5.86% Janelle St. John Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Growing Home (IL) 92.21
Cornucopia Institute Incorporated (WI) 85.97
Marbleseed, Inc. (WI) 86.99
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 96.37

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Charity Contact Info

Growing Home
825 West 69th Street
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60621
tel: (773) 549-1336
EIN: 36-3989426

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Board Leadership

Lynn Sheck
Board President

CEO

Janelle St. John
Executive Director

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