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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Providing Help, Creating Hope.

four stars

94.07

2900 Louisiana Street Houston, TX 77006
tel: (713) 526-4611   Web Site
EIN: 74-1109733

Board Leadership
John M. Kafka, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW
President/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.07 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Guided by God's love, Catholic Charities helps people in southeast Texas by providing caring, compassionate services and advocating for social justice in collaboration with parishes and communities.

Our Vision: People of Faith Helping People in Need Achieve Self-Sufficiency and Live with Dignity.

Our Impact Areas: Nurturing and Caring for Children, Strengthening Families, Supporting Refugees and Immigrants, and Promoting Independence for Seniors and Other Vulnerable Adults.

Guided by God's love, Catholic Charities helps people in southeast Texas by providing caring, compassionate services and advocating for social justice in collaboration with parishes and communities.

Our Vision: People of Faith Helping People in Need Achieve Self-Sufficiency and Live with Dignity.

Our Impact Areas: Nurturing and Caring for Children, Strengthening Families, Supporting Refugees and Immigrants, and Promoting Independence for Seniors and Other Vulnerable Adults.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
91.7%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (TX) 94.07 four stars
Broome County Council of Churches (NY) 88.98 three stars
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (NY) 87.29 three stars
Catholic Charities of Baltimore (MD) 90.23 four stars
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas (KS) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,849,096
   Federated Campaigns $1,420,277
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,699,137
   Related Organizations $902,500
   Government Grants $25,783,203
Total Contributions $37,654,213
   Program Service Revenue $575,556
Total Primary Revenue $38,229,769
   Other Revenue $120,086
TOTAL REVENUE $38,349,855
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $33,599,923
   Administrative Expenses $1,716,052
   Fundraising Expenses $1,931,963
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $37,247,938
   
Payments to Affiliates $54,512
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,101,917
   
Net Assets $33,196,359

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
Immigration & Refugee Services $19,189,385 57.1%
Nurture and Care for Children $5,826,324 17.3%
Family Services $5,241,553 15.6%

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.07 four stars
2014-12 02/01/2017 90.54 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2012-12 01/16/2015 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Friday, January 16, 2015

  • On November 23rd 2014, ABC-13, KTRK-TV in Houston reported that a lawsuit has been filed against Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston as well as a former employee of the organization. According to the article, former employee Carlos Antonio Valera was already convicted of indecency with a child and sentenced to 7 years in prison earlier this year. The article stated, "the lawsuit claims negligence of the organization and 'willful disregard for the well-being of others and cover up that has persisted at the charity for nearly a decade.'"
  • A spokesperson for Catholic Charities released this statement: "Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston provides a comprehensive network of social services aimed at promoting and facilitating self-sufficiency. We offer support and opportunities that empower people and communities to grow and thrive. In the course of caring for thousands of individuals, we periodically encounter challenges. In 2011, a former employee (who had been terminated by Catholic Charities in 2009) was arrested and charged for engaging in inappropriate behavior with a minor. Catholic Charities did not know about this young man's allegations until we received an inquiry from the Grand Jury. Catholic Charities fully cooperated with the investigation. The former employee was later sentenced to seven years in prison for his actions. Due to ongoing litigation, no further comments may be provided at this time." For more information, please see the ABC-13 report.
2012-12 05/01/2014 93.84 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 99.58 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.37 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.93 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 94.24 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 96.73 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 91.77 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 91.89 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 94.29 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 94.37 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 93.63 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 96.39 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 96.46 four stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 98.84 four stars

Historical CN Advisories

01/16/2015-02/01/2017: High Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the High Concern CN Advisory for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on February 1, 2017 because the CN Advisory has been in place for more than a year (since January 16, 2015) and because the issues that prompted the CN Advisory have been resolved.

Charity Navigator had published a High Concern CN Advisory on Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On November 23, 2014, ABC-13, KTRK-TV reported on the charges of improper conduct taking place at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in an article titled, "Houston's Catholic Charities Facing Lawsuit." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory on Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the ABC-13, KTRK-TV article.

    Charity Response

    A spokesperson for Catholic Charities released this statement: "Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston provides a comprehensive network of social services aimed at promoting and facilitating self-sufficiency. We offer support and opportunities that empower people and communities to grow and thrive. In the course of caring for thousands of individuals, we periodically encounter challenges. In 2011, a former employee (who had been terminated by Catholic Charities in 2009) was arrested and charged for engaging in inappropriate behavior with a minor. Catholic Charities did not know about this young man's allegations until we received an inquiry from the Grand Jury. Catholic Charities fully cooperated with the investigation. The former employee was later sentenced to seven years in prison for his actions. Due to ongoing litigation, no further comments may be provided at this time."

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 74-1109733
Name in IRS Master File CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (1) Church, synagogue, etc
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(150) Hospital
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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Ruling Date March, 1946
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,776 0.41% Cynthia N. Colbert Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (TX) 94.07 four stars
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee (WI) 89.64 three stars
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles (CA) 95.54 four stars
Catholic Charities of Spokane (WA) 93.98 four stars
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of St. Louis (MO) 90.48 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
2900 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77006
tel: (713) 526-4611
EIN: 74-1109733

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Board Leadership

John M. Kafka, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW
President/CEO

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