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Human Services : Social Services

Bottomless Closet

To reduce the barriers New York City women face in the search for employment.

three stars

88.89

16 East 52nd Street 15th Floor
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 563-2499   Web Site
EIN: 13-4037622

Board Leadership
Anne Blackman
Chair

CEO
Melissa S. Norden
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.89 three stars
  Financial 86.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bottomless Closet's mission is to be the connection that inspires and guides disadvantaged New York City women to enter the workforce and achieve success. From our grassroots beginnings, we have grown into an organization that has served nearly 40,000 women in need, amassed nearly 200 dedicated volunteers and 150 referral partners, and has had over 1,000 workshop attendees just last year. As we look to the future, our founding principles of helping and empowering women in need still guide our daily work.

Bottomless Closet's mission is to be the connection that inspires and guides disadvantaged New York City women to enter the workforce and achieve success. From our grassroots beginnings, we have grown into an organization that has served nearly 40,000 women in need, amassed nearly 200 dedicated volunteers and 150 referral partners, and has had over 1,000 workshop attendees just last year. As we look to the future, our founding principles of helping and empowering women in need still guide our daily work.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted
85
Number of Career Days
13
Number of program graduates
29
Number of Client Interactions
5,506
Number of clients served
3,581
Number of participants attending course/session/workshop
1,502
This impact information is current as of August 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

three stars

86.49

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
77.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bottomless Closet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bottomless Closet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bottomless Closet (NY) 88.89 three stars
Goodwill of Orange County (CA) 89.88 three stars
Jobs for the Future (MA) 88.81 three stars
JVS (CA) 90.92 four stars
Dress for Success Worldwide (NY) 90.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $567,589
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $380,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $26,655
Total Contributions $974,244
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $974,244
   Other Revenue $401,034
TOTAL REVENUE $1,375,278
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,226,023
   Administrative Expenses $164,806
   Fundraising Expenses $172,251
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,563,080
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-187,802
   
Net Assets $1,450,898

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
2018-12 07/01/2020 88.89 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 13-4037622
Name in IRS Master File BOTTOMLESS CLOSET
NTEE Code P50
NTEE Classification Personal Social Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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, 1999
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
$173,887 11.12% Melissa Norden Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bottomless Closet (NY) 88.89 three stars
East Bay Alliance for A Sustainable Economy (CA) 89.20 three stars
JVS (CA) 90.92 four stars
Dress for Success Worldwide (NY) 90.00 four stars
MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries (MO) 88.42 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bottomless Closet
16 East 52nd Street
15th Floor
New York, NY 10022
tel: (212) 563-2499
fax: (646) 355-0176
EIN: 13-4037622

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Board Leadership

Anne Blackman
Chair

CEO

Melissa S. Norden
Executive Director

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