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Human Services : Homeless Services

Sarah's Circle

Helping women rebuild their lives

four stars

98.23

4838 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60640
tel: (773) 728-1014   Web Site
EIN: 36-3043662

Board Leadership
Judy Krueger
President

CEO
Katherine Ragnar
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Sarah's Circle is a non-profit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. Located in Chicago's Uptown Community, Sarah's Circle has provided support for thousands of women since 1979. Today Sarah's Circle has a Daytime Support Center open to any woman in need, a 50-bed interim housing (shelter) program for women who are currently homeless, and permanent supportive housing for women who have a disabling condition and have been chronically homeless. Across programs Sarah's Circle staff use best practices and provide case management and supportive counseling to help women achieve their goals.

Sarah's Circle is a non-profit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. Located in Chicago's Uptown Community, Sarah's Circle has provided support for thousands of women since 1979. Today Sarah's Circle has a Daytime Support Center open to any woman in need, a 50-bed interim housing (shelter) program for women who are currently homeless, and permanent supportive housing for women who have a disabling condition and have been chronically homeless. Across programs Sarah's Circle staff use best practices and provide case management and supportive counseling to help women achieve their goals.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.63
  Program Expenses Growth 12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sarah's Circle on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sarah's Circle on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sarah's Circle (IL) 98.23 four stars
Hesed House (IL) 91.88 four stars
Tender Mercies (OH) 89.57 three stars
Project HOME (PA) 93.62 four stars
Our House, Georgia (GA) 91.52 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,084,335
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,116,622
Total Contributions $17,200,957
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $17,200,957
   Other Revenue $65,728
TOTAL REVENUE $17,266,685
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,150,848
   Administrative Expenses $139,016
   Fundraising Expenses $177,870
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,467,734
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,798,951
   
Net Assets $20,489,406

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
Interim Housing $1,020,278 47.4%
Daytime Support Center $527,955 24.5%
Permanent Supportive Housing $466,190 21.7%

Ratings History
Sarah's Circle has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 98.23 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.21 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 96.46 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 36-3043662
Name in IRS Master File SARAHS CIRCLE
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(429) Other inner city or community benefit 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 April, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,405 4.67% Katherine Ragnar Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sarah's Circle (IL) 98.23 four stars
Bridging (MN) 93.61 four stars
Rosie's Place (MA) 92.55 four stars
The Open Door Shelter (CT) 98.10 four stars
Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless (OK) 89.82 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sarah's Circle
4838 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
tel: (773) 728-1014
EIN: 36-3043662

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Board Leadership

Judy Krueger
President

CEO

Katherine Ragnar
Executive Director

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