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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Grand Rapids Urban League Inc.

Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.

three stars

80.34

745 Eastern Avenue SE Grand Rapids , MI 49503
tel: (616) 245-2207   Web Site
EIN: 38-1359259

Board Leadership
Lynne Jarman-Johnson
Board Chairperson

CEO
Rev. Joseph Jones
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.34 three stars
  Financial 76.60 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Grand Rapids Urban League is to provide the means to empower African Americans and other minorities to achieve economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights. We are dedicated to delivering services and creating systemic changes which eliminate racism and increase the availability of quality life chances. Our goals then are to enable African Americans, other minorities and the disadvantaged to become self-sufficient, secure, and healthy by providing programs in education, job training, employment, housing, health and economic development and to collaborate with other community groups to help achieve these goals.

The mission of the Grand Rapids Urban League is to provide the means to empower African Americans and other minorities to achieve economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights. We are dedicated to delivering services and creating systemic changes which eliminate racism and increase the availability of quality life chances. Our goals then are to enable African Americans, other minorities and the disadvantaged to become self-sufficient, secure, and healthy by providing programs in education, job training, employment, housing, health and economic development and to collaborate with other community groups to help achieve these goals.

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Financial

two stars

76.60

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 23.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 11.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 99.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grand Rapids Urban League Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grand Rapids Urban League Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $538,272
   Federated Campaigns $80,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $351,745
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $247,908
Total Contributions $1,217,925
   Program Service Revenue $54,850
Total Primary Revenue $1,272,775
   Other Revenue $-40,067
TOTAL REVENUE $1,232,708
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,053,531
   Administrative Expenses $325,445
   Fundraising Expenses $76,100
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,455,076
   
Payments to Affiliates $10,000
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-222,368
   
Net Assets $1,501

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
Housing Assistance $349,966 33.2%
Health $331,438 31.5%
Employment Assistance $278,247 26.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 80.34 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2019 79.36 two 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 38-1359259
Name in IRS Master File GRAND RAPIDS URBAN LEAGUE INC
NTEE Code P22
NTEE Classification Urban League
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (432) Lessen neighborhood tensions
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 March, 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
$90,197 6.19% Joseph D. Jones President, CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Grand Rapids Urban League Inc.
745 Eastern Avenue SE
Grand Rapids , MI 49503
tel: (616) 245-2207
EIN: 38-1359259

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Board Leadership

Lynne Jarman-Johnson
Board Chairperson

CEO

Rev. Joseph Jones
President, CEO

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