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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Covenant House

Opening doors for homeless youth

three stars

84.31

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 84.31 three stars
  Financial 78.02 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

78.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.9%
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) 84.31 three stars
Paul Anderson Youth Home (GA) 88.58 three stars
Youth Emergency Services (NE) 87.32 three stars
Youth For Tomorrow (VA) 85.01 three stars
The Bridge for Youth (MN) 90.72 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $55,005,300
   Federated Campaigns $62,227
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $8,822,072
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $88,846
Total Contributions $63,978,445
   Program Service Revenue $2,516,524
Total Primary Revenue $66,494,969
   Other Revenue $18,655,009
TOTAL REVENUE $85,149,978
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $56,896,535
   Administrative Expenses $5,402,049
   Fundraising Expenses $9,906,630
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $72,205,214
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,944,764
   
Net Assets $55,561,874

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) $26,534,690 46.2%
Public Education $11,736,105 20.4%
Rights of Passage $7,594,088 13.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$226,144 0.31% Kevin Ryan President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$284,287 0.39% Daniel Mccarthy Treasurer, CFO
$282,284 0.39% Jill Vorndran Chief Development Officer
$270,164 0.37% Deirdre Cronin Secretary, COO
$244,486 0.33% Diane Milan-Scott Executive Vice President of Program Operations

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House (NY) 84.31 three stars
Kids In Crisis, Inc. (CT) 89.40 three stars
JAFCO (FL) 92.25 four stars
Children of the Night (CA) 91.25 four stars
Youth Eastside Services (WA) 92.52 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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