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Tri Lakes Cares

Improving people's lives through emergency, self-sufficiency and relief programs.

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three stars

89.28

235 North Jefferson Street Monument, CO 80132
tel: (719) 481-4864   Web Site
EIN: 74-2501356

Board Leadership
Joe Dague
President

CEO
Haley Chapin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.28 three stars
  Financial 84.85 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Tri-Lakes Cares is a community based, volunteer supported resource center whose purpose is to improve people's lives through emergency, self-sufficiency and relief programs. Since 1984, we have been meeting our clients' most basic needs while helping them move towards self-sufficiency. As the only food pantry and human services organization located in and serving the Tri-Lakes region of northern El Paso County, we are a critical resource for those in need.

Tri-Lakes Cares is a community based, volunteer supported resource center whose purpose is to improve people's lives through emergency, self-sufficiency and relief programs. Since 1984, we have been meeting our clients' most basic needs while helping them move towards self-sufficiency. As the only food pantry and human services organization located in and serving the Tri-Lakes region of northern El Paso County, we are a critical resource for those in need.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of clients served
1,331
Number of service visits.
10,883
Number of low-income households who have received rental assistance to prevent eviction and remain in their own homes.
62
Number of seniors provided assistance to assist with independent living through support of the client service programs including but not limiited to food, financial assistance for rent, medical needs.
173
Average number of children, grades Preschool to 12th grade, who receive snack packs on weekends during the school year.
300
Total pounds (lbs) of food distributed through all food pantry programs.
219,063
Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and water on in their homes.
86
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This impact information is current as of November 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. Impact information published on this organization's rating page has no effect on its rating at this time.

Financial

three stars

84.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tri Lakes Cares on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tri Lakes Cares on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tri Lakes Cares (CO) 89.28 three stars
making change (CO) 88.37 three stars
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte (NC) 90.60 four stars
St. John's Bread & Life (NY) 89.71 three stars
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee (FL) 90.39 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,180,054
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $71,371
Total Contributions $1,252,675
   Program Service Revenue $39,788
Total Primary Revenue $1,292,463
   Other Revenue $520
TOTAL REVENUE $1,292,983
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,156,377
   Administrative Expenses $99,795
   Fundraising Expenses $140,553
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,396,725
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-103,742
   
Net Assets $634,499

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
Pantry Food and Sundries $494,093 42.7%
Self Sufficiency Programs $472,492 40.8%
Housing and Utilities $137,016 11.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 08/01/2018 89.28 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 94.69 four stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 93.98 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 74-2501356
Name in IRS Master File TRI LAKES CARES
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

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
$81,854 5.86% Haley Chapin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tri Lakes Cares (CO) 89.28 three stars
making change (CO) 88.37 three stars
Sustainable Food Center (TX) 91.45 four stars
Meals on Wheels People (OR) 92.85 four stars
Sacramento Loaves & Fishes (CA) 96.86 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Tri Lakes Cares
235 North Jefferson Street
Monument, CO 80132
tel: (719) 481-4864
fax: (719) 481-3030
EIN: 74-2501356

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1301
Monument, CO 80132

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Board Leadership

Joe Dague
President

CEO

Haley Chapin
Executive Director

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