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Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Hope for all seasons of life

three stars

89.35

741 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209
tel: (716) 218-1400   Web Site
EIN: 16-0743251

Board Leadership
Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger
Chair

CEO
Deacon Steven C. Schumer
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.35 three stars
  Financial 84.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo is a Catholic sponsored human service agency serving anyone in need in the 8 counties of Western New York. Believing all persons are created by God, we empower individuals, children, families and couples to achieve and maintain meaningful, healthy and productive lives. We advocate for those in need, especially those who are poor and most vulnerable.

Our mission-focused services include counseling for all ages, basic emergency assistance, mental health and chemical dependency treatment, educational and job readiness, older adult programs, parish outreach, marriage counseling, and programs that address prevention and treatment of a number of family issues. In 2019, Catholic Charities served 160,000 WNYers without regard to age, race or religion. The agency is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau Foundation of Upstate New York, and receives high ratings for quality service by the Council on Accreditation.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo is a Catholic sponsored human service agency serving anyone in need in the 8 counties of Western New York. Believing all persons are created by God, we empower individuals, children, families and couples to achieve and maintain meaningful, healthy and productive lives. We advocate for those in need, especially those who are poor and most vulnerable.

Our mission-focused services include counseling for all ages, basic emergency assistance, mental health and chemical dependency treatment, educational and job readiness, older adult programs, parish outreach, marriage counseling, and programs that address prevention and treatment of a number of family issues. In 2019, Catholic Charities served 160,000 WNYers without regard to age, race or religion. The agency is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau Foundation of Upstate New York, and receives high ratings for quality service by the Council on Accreditation.

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Financial

three stars

84.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth -5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic Charities of Buffalo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic Charities of Buffalo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic Charities of Buffalo (NY) 89.35 three stars
Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CA) 92.37 four stars
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (OK) 90.44 four stars
Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland (OH) 87.97 three stars
Catholic Charities of Idaho (ID) 87.41 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,463,396
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,696,508
Total Contributions $26,159,904
   Program Service Revenue $2,018,134
Total Primary Revenue $28,178,038
   Other Revenue $1,426,886
TOTAL REVENUE $29,604,924
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,046,658
   Administrative Expenses $4,875,916
   Fundraising Expenses $1,337,242
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,259,816
   
Payments to Affiliates $4,133,303
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,654,892
   
Net Assets $31,211,789

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
Family and Community Services $14,853,739 54.9%
Payments to Affiliates $4,133,303 15.3%
Clinical Services $2,533,033 9.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/01/2020 90.23 four stars
2018-06 09/01/2020 90.23 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 91.01 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 95.72 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 94.69 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.49 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 91.07 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.63 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 87.32 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 94.61 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 96.85 four stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 93.28 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.22 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 98.09 four stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 92.54 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 72.42 two stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 69.05 one star
2005-06 05/01/2006 75.15 two stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 86.92 three stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 89.65 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 16-0743251
Name in IRS Master File CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF BUFFALO
NTEE Code T31
NTEE Classification Community Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (31) Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc
(150) Hospital
(120) Publishing 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 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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,081 0.43% Dennis Walczyk Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic Charities of Buffalo (NY) 89.35 three stars
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas (KS) 85.53 three stars
Catholic Charities of Idaho (ID) 87.41 three stars
Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis (MN) 96.44 four stars
Catholic Charities Eastern Washington (WA) 90.58 four stars

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Official Charity Response

Charity Navigator uses a base year when analyzing program expense growth. Catholic Charities of Buffalo’s base year used in determining the June 30, 2019 ratings was the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. This base year includes program expenses related to two particularly large programs that were no longer a fit for our organization. Catholic Charities of Buffalo is continually vigilant in its efforts to strive to grow and invest in programs and services that align with our mission and meet the needs of the community we serve in Western New York.

Charity Contact Info

Catholic Charities of Buffalo
741 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
tel: (716) 218-1400
fax: (716) 856-2005
EIN: 16-0743251

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Board Leadership

Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger
Chair

CEO

Deacon Steven C. Schumer
President and Chief Executive Officer

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