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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Covenant House

Opening doors for homeless youth

three stars

81.14

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 81.14 three stars
  Financial 73.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Incorporated in 1972, Covenant House has been leading the effort to help homeless kids. And today, we are the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas that provides food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and an array of other important services to homeless, throwaway, and runaway kids. Covenant House is more than just a homeless shelter, we are also a leading advocate on behalf of street youth at local, state, national, and international levels of government. Last year, Covenant House Street Outreach Teams and Residential and Community Service Center Programs cared for over 70,000 at-risk and homeless kids in 20 cities in the United States, Canada, and Central America.

Incorporated in 1972, Covenant House has been leading the effort to help homeless kids. And today, we are the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas that provides food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and an array of other important services to homeless, throwaway, and runaway kids. Covenant House is more than just a homeless shelter, we are also a leading advocate on behalf of street youth at local, state, national, and international levels of government. Last year, Covenant House Street Outreach Teams and Residential and Community Service Center Programs cared for over 70,000 at-risk and homeless kids in 20 cities in the United States, Canada, and Central America.

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Financial

two stars

73.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
71.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 65.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House (NY) 81.14 three stars
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches (FL) 88.33 three stars
Big Oak Ranch (AL) 94.70 four stars
Youth Eastside Services (WA) 87.51 three stars
Youth For Tomorrow (VA) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $57,372,187
   Federated Campaigns $49,836
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,303,098
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $63,725,121
   Program Service Revenue $2,270,943
Total Primary Revenue $65,996,064
   Other Revenue $2,617,091
TOTAL REVENUE $68,613,155
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $53,111,542
   Administrative Expenses $6,462,226
   Fundraising Expenses $12,929,774
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $72,503,542
   
Payments to Affiliates $39,799
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,890,387
   
Net Assets $36,889,380

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
Crisis Centers (Shelter and Crisis Care) $24,264,430 43.7%
Public Education $13,111,569 23.6%
Rights of Passage $7,111,685 12.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-06 10/15/2002 63.94 one star

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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$267,625 0.36% Kevin Ryan President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$268,878 0.37% Daniel McCarthy Chief Financial Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House (NY) 81.14 three stars
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches (FL) 88.33 three stars
Covenant House California (CA) 92.05 four stars
Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch (MO) 89.37 three stars
Avenues for Justice (NY) 94.90 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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