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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Covenant House

Opening doors for homeless youth

three stars

82.51

461 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10001
tel: (800) 388-3888   Web Site
EIN: 13-2725416

Board Leadership
Tom McGee
Board Chair

CEO
Kevin M. Ryan
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.51 three stars
  Financial 75.46 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 31 cities across six countries, Covenant House builds bridges to hope for young people facing homelessness and survivors of human trafficking, meeting their immediate needs for food, clothing, protection, and medical care, and supporting them to advance their goals of education and employment. Covenant House encompasses a robust network of "houses," with best-in-class services and a shared commitment to unconditional love, absolute respect, and relentless support for each young person who walks through our doors. Founded as a drop-in center in New York City in 1972, Covenant House now serves tens of thousands of children and youth every year in our residential, outreach, and drop-in programs. Our dedicated staff across the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Canada employ a strengths-based, trauma-informed practice model that helps young people discover and develop their resilience to overcome adversity now and into the future.

In 31 cities across six countries, Covenant House builds bridges to hope for young people facing homelessness and survivors of human trafficking, meeting their immediate needs for food, clothing, protection, and medical care, and supporting them to advance their goals of education and employment. Covenant House encompasses a robust network of "houses," with best-in-class services and a shared commitment to unconditional love, absolute respect, and relentless support for each young person who walks through our doors. Founded as a drop-in center in New York City in 1972, Covenant House now serves tens of thousands of children and youth every year in our residential, outreach, and drop-in programs. Our dedicated staff across the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Canada employ a strengths-based, trauma-informed practice model that helps young people discover and develop their resilience to overcome adversity now and into the future.

Financial

two stars

75.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 55.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Covenant House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Covenant House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House (NY) 82.51 three stars
Crossroads Safehouse (CO) 91.00 four stars
Wellspring Living (GA) 89.45 three stars
Watson Children's Shelter (MT) 91.20 four stars
ImpactIsrael (MD) 97.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $54,489,493
   Federated Campaigns $45,558
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $10,629,872
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $259,756
Total Contributions $65,424,679
   Program Service Revenue $2,490,040
Total Primary Revenue $67,914,719
   Other Revenue $2,538,157
TOTAL REVENUE $70,452,876
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $55,307,295
   Administrative Expenses $6,306,123
   Fundraising Expenses $9,322,522
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $70,935,940
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-483,064
   
Net Assets $52,276,256

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
Immediate Housing $25,572,020 45.9%
Education and Employment $11,678,871 21.0%
Aftercare Housing $11,278,876 20.2%
Transitional Living $7,182,057 12.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 82.51 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 84.31 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 83.63 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 81.14 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 82.07 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.43 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 81.76 three stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 79.29 two stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 83.33 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 83.38 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 85.88 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.81 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 81.65 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 61.57 one star
2007-06 04/01/2009 63.11 one star
2006-06 08/01/2007 65.78 one star
2005-06 11/01/2006 57.30 one star
2004-06 08/01/2005 54.60 zero star
2003-06 06/01/2004 63.03 one star
2002-06 08/01/2003 73.27 two 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 13-2725416
Name in IRS Master File COVENANT HOUSE
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 (349) Other youth organization or activities
(399) Other housing 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 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 March, 1973
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
$232,387 0.32% Kevin Ryan President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$274,882 0.38% Daniel Mccarthy Treasurer, CFO
$274,228 0.38% Jill Vorndran Chief Development Officer
$263,082 0.37% Deirdre Cronin Secretary, COO
$239,246 0.33% Diane Milan-Scott Program Operations, EVP

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House (NY) 82.51 three stars
StandUp for Kids (GA) 94.31 four stars
Cocoon House (WA) 90.04 four stars
Tennyson Center for Children (CO) 89.48 three stars
Covenant House Alaska (AK) 92.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Covenant House
461 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
tel: (800) 388-3888
EIN: 13-2725416

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Board Leadership

Tom McGee
Board Chair

CEO

Kevin M. Ryan
President

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