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Human Services : Homeless Services

Committee on Temporary Shelter

Because everybody deserves a home

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three stars

88.33

P.O. Box 1616 Burlington, VT 05402
tel: (802) 864-7402   Web Site
EIN: 03-0285606

Board Leadership
Tom Torti
Chair

CEO
Rita Markley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.33 three stars
  Financial 83.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mission Statement: COTS provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont. COTS advocates for long-term solutions to end homelessness.

Core Values: We believe: in the value and dignity of every human life; that housing is a fundamental human right; and that emergency shelter is not the solution to homelessness.

The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is the largest service provider for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Vermont. COTS is a private nonprofit, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

The nationally recognized nonprofit operates two family shelters, an overnight shelter and a daytime shelter for single adults, and four facilities providing permanent and transitional housing. The COTS Housing Resource Center is a homelessness prevention program that helps households in financial crisis avert homelessness or move more quickly into housing.

Mission Statement: COTS provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont. COTS advocates for long-term solutions to end homelessness.

Core Values: We believe: in the value and dignity of every human life; that housing is a fundamental human right; and that emergency shelter is not the solution to homelessness.

The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is the largest service provider for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Vermont. COTS is a private nonprofit, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

The nationally recognized nonprofit operates two family shelters, an overnight shelter and a daytime shelter for single adults, and four facilities providing permanent and transitional housing. The COTS Housing Resource Center is a homelessness prevention program that helps households in financial crisis avert homelessness or move more quickly into housing.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of households who received homelessness prevention or rehousing assistance
392
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This impact information is current as of March 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

three stars

83.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.10
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Committee on Temporary Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Committee on Temporary Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Committee on Temporary Shelter (VT) 88.33 three stars
Cross Roads House (NH) 90.76 four stars
On The Rise (MA) 89.22 three stars
Children's Restoration Network (GA) 86.39 three stars
Rosie's Place (MA) 92.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,402,145
   Federated Campaigns $114,362
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $419,239
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,090,066
Total Contributions $3,025,812
   Program Service Revenue $357,341
Total Primary Revenue $3,383,153
   Other Revenue $67,962
TOTAL REVENUE $3,451,115
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,805,646
   Administrative Expenses $271,438
   Fundraising Expenses $489,327
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,566,411
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-115,296
   
Net Assets $7,981,678

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
Emergency Shelter for Families $803,961 28.7%
Emergency Shelter for Single Adults $612,447 21.8%
Homelessness Prevention Program $457,611 16.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 03/01/2019 88.33 three stars
2017-09 12/01/2018 87.33 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 91.86 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 86.10 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 82.24 three stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 88.06 three stars
2012-09 07/01/2014 89.03 three stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 87.97 three stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 92.14 four stars
2010-09 11/01/2011 89.77 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 84.26 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/22/2010 97.35 four stars
2008-09 02/01/2010 86.49 three stars
2007-09 11/01/2008 78.19 two stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 84.69 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 03-0285606
Name in IRS Master File COMMITTEE ON TEMPORARY SHELTER
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,416 2.64% Rita Markley Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Committee on Temporary Shelter (VT) 88.33 three stars
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless (CO) 88.71 three stars
Sarah's Circle (IL) 92.21 four stars
Union Station Homeless Services (CA) 95.60 four stars
Presbyterian Night Shelter (TX) 97.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Committee on Temporary Shelter
P.O. Box 1616
Burlington, VT 05402
tel: (802) 864-7402
EIN: 03-0285606

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Board Leadership

Tom Torti
Chair

CEO

Rita Markley
Executive Director

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