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National Council of YMCAs of the USA

We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities

four stars

97.17

101 North Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (800) 872-9622   Web Site
EIN: 36-3258696

Board Leadership
Ulice Payne, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Kevin Washington
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
89.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 12.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Council of YMCAs of the USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Council of YMCAs of the USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Council of YMCAs of the USA (IL) 97.17 four stars
Scott County Family Y (IA) 93.60 four stars
Greater Joliet Area YMCA (IL) 92.02 four stars
Kishwaukee Family YMCA (IL) 85.60 three stars
Peninsula Metropolitan Young Men's Christian Association (VA) 94.13 four stars

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The National Council of YMCAs of the USA (YMCA of the USA) is the national resource office for the nation's YMCAs. Located in Chicago, with satellite offices across the country, the YMCA of the USA exists to serve YMCAs. America's 2,686 YMCAs serve more than 21 million people each year, uniting men, women and children of all ages, races, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. At the heart of community life across America, mission-driven YMCAs are a place to belong and to live the values that guide and unite our members: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. From cities to suburbs to small towns, YMCAs serve America's children, families and communities by building healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $56,650,148
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,807,226
Total Contributions $66,457,374
   Program Service Revenue $69,629,903
Total Primary Revenue $136,087,277
   Other Revenue $7,819,626
TOTAL REVENUE $143,906,903
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $112,686,009
   Administrative Expenses $11,463,719
   Fundraising Expenses $2,497,795
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $126,647,523
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $17,259,380
   
Net Assets $142,419,969

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
Youth Development $47,955,448 42.6%
Social Responsibility $33,824,710 30.0%
Healthy Living $30,905,851 27.4%

Ratings History
National Council of YMCAs of the USA has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 11/01/2016 97.17 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.49 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 93.28 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 95.00 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 93.44 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 96.34 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 91.58 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.54 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 79.56 two stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 84.78 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 83.59 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2008 84.66 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 75.30 two stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 80.69 three stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 91.92 four stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 96.39 four stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 96.77 four 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 36-3258696
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSNS OF THE USA
NTEE Code P27
NTEE Classification Young Men's or Women's Associations (YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 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
$819,512 0.64% Kevin Washington President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$181,617 0.14% Neil Nicoll Former President, CEO

The National Council of YMCAs of the USA (YMCA of the USA) is the national resource office for the nation's YMCAs. Located in Chicago, with satellite offices across the country, the YMCA of the USA exists to serve YMCAs. America's 2,686 YMCAs serve more than 21 million people each year, uniting men, women and children of all ages, races, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. At the heart of community life across America, mission-driven YMCAs are a place to belong and to live the values that guide and unite our members: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. From cities to suburbs to small towns, YMCAs serve America's children, families and communities by building healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Council of YMCAs of the USA (IL) 97.17 four stars
YMCA of Middle Tennessee (TN) 88.31 three stars
Shalom Austin (TX) 85.40 three stars
YWCA Pierce County (WA) 91.54 four stars
Mid-Willamette Family YMCA (OR) 87.17 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Council of YMCAs of the USA
101 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (800) 872-9622
EIN: 36-3258696

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Board Leadership

Ulice Payne, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Kevin Washington
President, CEO

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