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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Harlem Children's Zone

Offering education, social-service and community-building programs to children and families

four stars

91.76

35 East 125th Street New York, NY 10035
tel: (212) 360-3255   Web Site
EIN: 23-7112974

Board Leadership
Keith Meister
Chairman

CEO
Kwame Owusu-Kesse
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.76 four stars
  Financial 88.36 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) is an innovative and unique community-based organization, offering education, social-service and community-building programs to children and families since 1970. HCZ has experienced incredible growth - from the number of children we serve to the breadth of our services. But one thing has stayed the same: the agency's whatever it takes attitude when it comes to helping children to succeed. Today, HCZ continues to offer innovative, efficiently run programs that are aimed at doing nothing less than breaking the cycle of generational poverty for the thousands of children and families it serves. All HCZ programs are offered free to the children and families of Harlem.

Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) is an innovative and unique community-based organization, offering education, social-service and community-building programs to children and families since 1970. HCZ has experienced incredible growth - from the number of children we serve to the breadth of our services. But one thing has stayed the same: the agency's whatever it takes attitude when it comes to helping children to succeed. Today, HCZ continues to offer innovative, efficiently run programs that are aimed at doing nothing less than breaking the cycle of generational poverty for the thousands of children and families it serves. All HCZ programs are offered free to the children and families of Harlem.

Financial

three stars

88.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.27
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harlem Children's Zone on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harlem Children's Zone on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harlem Children's Zone (NY) 91.76 four stars
Family & Children's Service (TN) 87.49 three stars
Stronger Families (WA) 86.49 three stars
Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City (KS) 94.54 four stars
Christian Family Care (AZ) 85.00 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $94,770,300
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $7,705,532
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,862,624
Total Contributions $112,338,456
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $112,338,456
   Other Revenue $53,193
TOTAL REVENUE $112,391,649
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $88,809,297
   Administrative Expenses $15,986,547
   Fundraising Expenses $2,116,766
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $106,912,610
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,479,039
   
Net Assets $564,804,869

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
Harlem Children's Zone Project $52,946,270 59.6%
Early Childhood Programs $13,602,606 15.3%
College Programs $9,884,252 11.1%

Ratings History
Harlem Children's Zone has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 91.76 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 93.51 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 95.19 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 91.91 four stars
2015-06 02/01/2017 91.24 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 90.80 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.15 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 89.35 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 91.54 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 97.79 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 97.82 four stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 97.75 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.56 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 95.51 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 95.54 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 95.29 four stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 95.42 four stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 95.42 four stars
2004-06 01/01/2006 95.43 four stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 95.56 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 23-7112974
Name in IRS Master File HARLEM CHILDRENS ZONE INC
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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]
Ruling Date October, 1971
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
$568,326 0.53% Anne Williams-Isom Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harlem Children's Zone (NY) 91.76 four stars
Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina (NC) 95.96 four stars
Jeremiah Program (MN) 85.41 three stars
Safe & Sound (CA) 93.52 four stars
Nurses for Newborns (MO) 85.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Harlem Children's Zone
35 East 125th Street
New York, NY 10035
tel: (212) 360-3255
fax: (212) 289-0661
EIN: 23-7112974

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Board Leadership

Keith Meister
Chairman

CEO

Kwame Owusu-Kesse
CEO

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