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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

City House

Protecting youth. Empowering change. Transforming lives.

three stars

88.81

830 Central Parkway East Suite 350
Plano, TX 75074
tel: (972) 424-4626   Web Site
EIN: 75-2213291

Board Leadership
Jennifer Hipskind
President

CEO
Sheri Messer
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.81 three stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of City House is to provide for, serve, and empower children and young adults experiencing abuse, neglect or homelessness. Today we serve youth ages newborn to 21 years through four primary programs: Emergency shelter for children (newborn to 17 years), Transitional Living Program comprised of several residential homes (18-21 years), Youth Resource & Community Outreach Center (16-21 years), and Free Individual & Family Crisis Counseling Services.

The mission of City House is to provide for, serve, and empower children and young adults experiencing abuse, neglect or homelessness. Today we serve youth ages newborn to 21 years through four primary programs: Emergency shelter for children (newborn to 17 years), Transitional Living Program comprised of several residential homes (18-21 years), Youth Resource & Community Outreach Center (16-21 years), and Free Individual & Family Crisis Counseling Services.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.57
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by City House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by City House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
City House (TX) 88.81 three stars
Covenant House Missouri (MO) 87.02 three stars
Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families (NC) 96.67 four stars
Covenant House New Jersey (NJ) 91.81 four stars
New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NY) 86.57 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,317,236
   Federated Campaigns $10,241
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $128,548
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $855,977
Total Contributions $2,312,002
   Program Service Revenue $472,058
Total Primary Revenue $2,784,060
   Other Revenue $121,217
TOTAL REVENUE $2,905,277
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,187,812
   Administrative Expenses $113,034
   Fundraising Expenses $153,156
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,454,002
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $451,275
   
Net Assets $3,544,151

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
Emergency Shelter $1,316,110 60.2%
Transitional Living Program (TLP) $445,123 20.3%
Counseling Services $426,579 19.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 88.81 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 75-2213291
Name in IRS Master File CITY HOUSE INC
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 (326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
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 August, 1988
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$90,301 3.67% Sheri Messer CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
City House (TX) 88.81 three stars
Epworth Children's Home (SC) 93.90 four stars
Covenant House New Orleans (LA) 96.95 four stars
Our Little Haven (MO) 90.52 four stars
St. Anne's (CA) 92.49 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

City House
830 Central Parkway East
Suite 350
Plano, TX 75074
tel: (972) 424-4626
fax: (972) 423-1681
EIN: 75-2213291

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Board Leadership

Jennifer Hipskind
President

CEO

Sheri Messer
Chief Executive Officer

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