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YMCA of Greater Boston

We are for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

three stars

85.34

316 Huntington Avenue Attn: Association Offices
Boston, MA 02115
tel: (617) 536-7800   Web Site
EIN: 04-2103551

Board Leadership
William M. Parent
Chair

CEO
James O'S. Morton
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.34 three stars
  Financial 81.85 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families in our communities. We welcome men and women, boys and girls of all incomes, faiths and cultures. We provide childcare and after-school programs for more than 3,300 children each school day in greater Boston. We provide affordable and accessible programs to more than 100,000 children, teens, adults and seniors every year, thanks to nearly 1,500 employees, 550 summer teen employees and 1,500 dedicated volunteers. We help 4,000 individuals a year from 35 countries learn to participate in our community and the local economy through English as a Second Language and job training programs.

The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families in our communities. We welcome men and women, boys and girls of all incomes, faiths and cultures. We provide childcare and after-school programs for more than 3,300 children each school day in greater Boston. We provide affordable and accessible programs to more than 100,000 children, teens, adults and seniors every year, thanks to nearly 1,500 employees, 550 summer teen employees and 1,500 dedicated volunteers. We help 4,000 individuals a year from 35 countries learn to participate in our community and the local economy through English as a Second Language and job training programs.

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Financial

three stars

81.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
87.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.32
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 49.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by YMCA of Greater Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by YMCA of Greater Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
YMCA of Greater Boston (MA) 85.34 three stars
Boulder Jewish Community Center (CO) 92.19 four stars
YMCA of the Rockies (CO) 91.30 four stars
Central Florida YMCA (FL) 85.96 three stars
YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh (PA) 89.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,766,967
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,448,044
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,215,011
   Program Service Revenue $67,618,645
Total Primary Revenue $72,833,656
   Other Revenue $550,159
TOTAL REVENUE $73,383,815
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $65,253,148
   Administrative Expenses $6,321,763
   Fundraising Expenses $1,971,187
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $73,546,098
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-162,283
   
Net Assets $60,671,853

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
Healthy Living $42,918,030 65.8%
Afterschool and Summer Programs $19,826,638 30.4%
Education for Low-Income Individuals $2,508,480 3.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 85.34 three stars
2016-12 09/01/2017 84.62 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 84.07 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.35 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 86.79 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 88.54 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 88.81 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 87.33 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.01 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.37 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 88.76 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 91.29 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 90.79 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 81.30 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 74.54 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 79.86 two stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 85.20 three stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 91.28 four stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 91.26 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 04-2103551
Name in IRS Master File YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF GREATER BOSTON INC
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 (324) YMCA, YWCA, YMCA, etc.
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 April, 1938
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$371,700 0.50% James Morton President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
YMCA of Greater Boston (MA) 85.34 three stars
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles (CA) 93.13 four stars
Stephens Family YMCA (IL) 86.80 three stars
The YMCA of Columbia-Willamette (OR) 91.62 four stars
Metro YMCAs of the Oranges (NJ) 90.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

YMCA of Greater Boston
316 Huntington Avenue
Attn: Association Offices
Boston, MA 02115
tel: (617) 536-7800
fax: (617) 536-3240
EIN: 04-2103551

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Board Leadership

William M. Parent
Chair

CEO

James O'S. Morton
President, CEO

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