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Human Services : Homeless Services

Breakthrough

Rise and Create Change

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four stars

96.46

402 N. St. Louis Avenue Chicago, IL 60624
tel: (773) 722-1144   Web Site
EIN: 36-3810926

Board Leadership
Tarrah Cooper
President

CEO
Arloa Sutter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Breakthrough partners with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills and open doors of opportunity.

Breakthrough partners with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills and open doors of opportunity.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of students who exhibit kindergarten readiness
66
Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
11
Number of participants who gain employment
88
Percentage of students who gained entrance into top Chicago high schools
68
Pounds of food distributed
645,939
Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid
4,123
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.83
  Program Expenses Growth 15.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Breakthrough on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Breakthrough on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Breakthrough (IL) 96.46 four stars
Raleigh Rescue Mission (NC) 88.55 three stars
Gospel Rescue Mission of Grants Pass (OR) 93.04 four stars
Kokomo Rescue Mission (IN) 87.91 three stars
MUST Ministries (GA) 90.24 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,655,528
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,674,104
   Related Organizations $17,396
   Government Grants $1,359,865
Total Contributions $8,706,893
   Program Service Revenue $347,904
Total Primary Revenue $9,054,797
   Other Revenue $-89,863
TOTAL REVENUE $8,964,934
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,687,618
   Administrative Expenses $299,200
   Fundraising Expenses $673,144
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,659,962
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,304,972
   
Net Assets $12,851,881

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
Homeless Intervention $3,044,610 45.5%
Youth Development $2,737,699 40.9%
Hunger Relief $620,164 9.3%

Ratings History
Breakthrough has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 96.46 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 96.46 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 96.46 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.01 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 93.59 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 92.12 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 86.77 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 95.21 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.32 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 89.68 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 67.98 one star
2007-06 07/01/2008 87.62 three stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 87.89 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 93.40 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 75.99 two stars
2003-06 02/01/2004 85.14 three stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 85.34 three 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 36-3810926
Name in IRS Master File BREAKTHROUGH URBAN MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious 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 December, 1992
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
$83,533 1.09% Arloa Sutter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Breakthrough (IL) 96.46 four stars
Frederick Rescue Mission (MD) 91.61 four stars
Orange County Rescue Mission (CA) 94.84 four stars
Haven of Rest Ministries, Inc. (SC) 86.43 three stars
Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (TX) 89.89 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Breakthrough
402 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624
tel: (773) 722-1144
fax: (773) 722-1434
EIN: 36-3810926

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 47200
Chicago, IL 60647

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Board Leadership

Tarrah Cooper
President

CEO

Arloa Sutter
Executive Director

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