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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

YouthCare

Homeless youth. Off the streets. Preparing for Life.

four stars

92.86

2500 54th Street, NE Seattle, WA 98105
tel: (206) 694-4500   Web Site
EIN: 91-0917079

Board Leadership
Karen F. Jones
Board Chair

CEO
Melinda Giovengo
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.86 four stars
  Financial 90.74 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1974, YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training. For more than 40 years, YouthCare has been a leader in providing effective services to Seattle's homeless youth. At YouthCare, we serve children as young as 12 and young adults all of 24.

Founded in 1974, YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training. For more than 40 years, YouthCare has been a leader in providing effective services to Seattle's homeless youth. At YouthCare, we serve children as young as 12 and young adults all of 24.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of meals served
37,425
Number of young people who received emergency shelter
607
Number of clients placed in jobs
100
Number of clients who obtained a secondary school diploma or GED
31
Number of young people served in transitional, independent living, and permanent housing programs.
166
This impact information is current as of January 2020, 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

90.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 18.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by YouthCare on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by YouthCare on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
In 2018, YouthCare approved a new strategic plan to guide our work for the next three years This plan was developed by people at all levels of the agency—from directors, to youth workers, to the young people we serve As first step, YouthCare adopted new mission, vision, and values, crafted in part through feedback from clients A team of staff and board members drafted statements and sought feedback from team members and young people accessing services Participants offered critiques on mission, vision, and value drafts through a series of in-person focus groups The final statements reflect what young people saw as our most impactful work, and include places where youth wanted to see the agency grow Their voice was a crucial part of developing these new statements to guide our work
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
YouthCare (WA) 92.86 four stars
Boys Town (NE) 86.60 three stars
St. Anne's (CA) 93.91 four stars
Our Little Haven (MO) 95.16 four stars
Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America (NY) 85.69 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,533,647
   Federated Campaigns $377,763
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $707,276
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $10,025,762
Total Contributions $14,644,448
   Program Service Revenue $10,019
Total Primary Revenue $14,654,467
   Other Revenue $-16,070
TOTAL REVENUE $14,638,397
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,332,161
   Administrative Expenses $2,572,946
   Fundraising Expenses $998,739
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,903,846
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $734,551
   
Net Assets $13,590,791

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 92.86 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.93 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2017 89.28 three 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 91-0917079
Name in IRS Master File YOUTHCARE
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or activities
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(327) Prevention of cruelty to children
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 January, 1975
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$163,220 1.17% Melinda Giovengo Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
YouthCare (WA) 92.86 four stars
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Rawhide (WI) 94.60 four stars
Methodist Children's Home (TX) 92.41 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

YouthCare
2500 54th Street, NE
Seattle, WA 98105
tel: (206) 694-4500
fax: (206) 694-4509
EIN: 91-0917079

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Board Leadership

Karen F. Jones
Board Chair

CEO

Melinda Giovengo
President, CEO

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