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Human Services : Homeless Services

Pine Street Inn

Ending homelessness in Boston

four stars

90.22

444 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118
tel: (617) 892-9100   Web Site
EIN: 04-2516093

Board Leadership
Patrick T. Jones
Chair

CEO
Lyndia Downie
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.22 four stars
  Financial 88.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Pine Street Inn works to be a community of respect and hope for each guest it serves; to be a resource through which neighbors and friends can help to meet the basic needs of others; and to serve as a national leader in the fight to end homelessness. Our services include permanent supportive housing, emergency and transitional shelter, over 3,000 prepared meals served each day, street outreach, job training, and mental health support and substance abuse treatment. Founded in 1969, Pine Street Inn serves more than 1,300 homeless individuals daily and 10,000 annually, providing the full spectrum of services to help men and women reach their highest level of independence and get back to a place they can call home.

Pine Street Inn works to be a community of respect and hope for each guest it serves; to be a resource through which neighbors and friends can help to meet the basic needs of others; and to serve as a national leader in the fight to end homelessness. Our services include permanent supportive housing, emergency and transitional shelter, over 3,000 prepared meals served each day, street outreach, job training, and mental health support and substance abuse treatment. Founded in 1969, Pine Street Inn serves more than 1,300 homeless individuals daily and 10,000 annually, providing the full spectrum of services to help men and women reach their highest level of independence and get back to a place they can call home.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Pine Street Inn
Program Activities
Pine Street Inn provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$40 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Pine Street Inn.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of November 2019, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.32
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pine Street Inn on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pine Street Inn on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pine Street Inn (MA) 90.22 four stars
Samaritan Inns, Inc. (DC) 99.57 four stars
Shepherd's Table (MD) 92.88 four stars
Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (VA) 93.98 four stars
DuPage PADS (IL) 91.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,127,006
   Federated Campaigns $53,098
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $822,839
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $32,506,091
Total Contributions $54,509,034
   Program Service Revenue $3,958,524
Total Primary Revenue $58,467,558
   Other Revenue $3,887,792
TOTAL REVENUE $62,355,350
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $44,100,515
   Administrative Expenses $6,770,412
   Fundraising Expenses $2,733,077
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $53,604,004
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,751,346
   
Net Assets $72,289,418

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
Housing Placement $18,848,655 42.7%
Emergency Services $16,971,131 38.5%
Supportive Services $4,084,347 9.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.22 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.69 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 87.40 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 91.33 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.26 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 94.87 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 89.34 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 87.44 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 88.58 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.28 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 95.56 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 90.35 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 89.12 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 76.04 two stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 75.00 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 73.66 two stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 88.63 three stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 90.31 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 04-2516093
Name in IRS Master File PINE STREET INN INC
NTEE Code P85
NTEE Classification Homeless Persons Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (154) Health clinic
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 May, 1974
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$263,338 0.49% Lyndia Downie President, Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pine Street Inn (MA) 90.22 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Pine Street Inn
444 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
tel: (617) 892-9100
EIN: 04-2516093

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Board Leadership

Patrick T. Jones
Chair

CEO

Lyndia Downie
Executive Director

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