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City Year

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four stars

91.21

287 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 927-2500   Web Site
EIN: 22-2882549

Board Leadership
David L. Cohen
Chair

CEO
Jim Balfanz
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.21 four stars
  Financial 87.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

City Year's mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship.

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping to ensure that students in systemically under-resourced schools receive a high-quality education that prepares them with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their community. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to two-to-three times more likely to
improve on math and English assessments. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy. City Year partners with public schools in 29 communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa.

City Year's mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship.

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping to ensure that students in systemically under-resourced schools receive a high-quality education that prepares them with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their community. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to two-to-three times more likely to
improve on math and English assessments. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy. City Year partners with public schools in 29 communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa.

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Financial

three stars

87.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by City Year on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by City Year on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
City Year (MA) 91.21 four stars
Delivering Good (NY) 94.69 four stars
SBP (LA) 100.00 four stars
God's Pit Crew (VA) 89.39 three stars
New York Cares (NY) 89.98 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $75,080,869
   Federated Campaigns $267,178
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $8,940,942
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $74,599,458
Total Contributions $158,888,447
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $158,888,447
   Other Revenue $1,444,727
TOTAL REVENUE $160,333,174
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $126,391,648
   Administrative Expenses $14,027,298
   Fundraising Expenses $14,448,777
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $154,867,723
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,465,451
   
Net Assets $70,673,427

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
In-School Service $68,251,490 54.0%
Youth Civic Leadership $54,348,409 43.0%
Physical Service $3,791,749 3.0%

Ratings History
City Year has received 16 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 91.21 four stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 92.67 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 92.78 four stars
2015-06 12/22/2017 93.78 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 93.17 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.13 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.29 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 95.11 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 95.06 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 96.82 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.92 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 93.24 four stars
2008-06 03/01/2010 93.27 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2009 95.67 four stars
2006-06 12/15/2007 94.16 four stars
2005-06 12/01/2006 95.67 four stars
2004-06 01/01/2006 91.73 four stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 90.07 four stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 84.65 three stars
2001-06 04/15/2003 86.90 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 22-2882549
Name in IRS Master File CITY YEAR INC
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
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 May, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$405,318 0.26% Michael Brown CEO & Co-Founder

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
City Year (MA) 91.21 four stars
New York Cares (NY) 89.98 three stars
WhyHunger (NY) 94.35 four stars
Feeding America (IL) 94.28 four stars
Convoy of Hope (MO) 95.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

City Year
287 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 927-2500
fax: (617) 927-2510
EIN: 22-2882549

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Board Leadership

David L. Cohen
Chair

CEO

Jim Balfanz
President

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