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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Covenant House Washington

Opening doors for homeless youth

four stars

91.69

2001 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020
tel: (202) 610-9600   Web Site
EIN: 13-3537709

Board Leadership
Margaret Singleton
Chairman

CEO
Madye Henson
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.69 four stars
  Financial 88.26 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Covenant House Washington (CHW) was established in May 1995 to address widespread problems of homelessness and poverty among teenagers and young adults. With an open intake philosophy, CHW readily embraces those youth who take the first step to change their lives. No youth in crisis is ever turned away. Our services are free and we have made conscientious efforts to assure that our services for youth are coordinated and meet high standards of quality. CHW partners with community members to identify and address complex and multi-faceted problems that affect the health and well being of children and youth. Our community focus compels us to stay close to those in greatest need.

Covenant House Washington (CHW) was established in May 1995 to address widespread problems of homelessness and poverty among teenagers and young adults. With an open intake philosophy, CHW readily embraces those youth who take the first step to change their lives. No youth in crisis is ever turned away. Our services are free and we have made conscientious efforts to assure that our services for youth are coordinated and meet high standards of quality. CHW partners with community members to identify and address complex and multi-faceted problems that affect the health and well being of children and youth. Our community focus compels us to stay close to those in greatest need.

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Financial

three stars

88.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Covenant House Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Covenant House Washington on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House Washington (DC) 91.69 four stars
Kids In Crisis, Inc. (CT) 89.40 three stars
Christ's Haven for Children (TX) 87.52 three stars
St. Anne's (CA) 93.91 four stars
Today's Harbor for Children (TX) 91.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $538,301
   Federated Campaigns $985
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $128,796
   Related Organizations $2,180,352
   Government Grants $1,265,275
Total Contributions $4,113,709
   Program Service Revenue $189,266
Total Primary Revenue $4,302,975
   Other Revenue $-27,288
TOTAL REVENUE $4,275,687
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,381,192
   Administrative Expenses $827,807
   Fundraising Expenses $160,920
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,369,919
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,094,232
   
Net Assets $4,311,258

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
Short-term Sanctuary $1,238,037 28.2%
Rights of Passage $1,166,181 26.6%
The Community Service Center House $902,525 20.6%

Ratings History
Covenant House Washington has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 02/01/2018 91.69 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 95.78 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.77 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 91.25 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.48 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 87.35 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 84.54 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 82.97 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.69 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 74.07 two stars
2008-06 03/01/2010 77.49 two stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 74.90 two stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 78.34 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 79.17 two stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 86.77 three stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 93.08 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 13-3537709
Name in IRS Master File COVENANT HOUSE WASHINGTON DC
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 (326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(349) Other youth organization or 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 November, 1989
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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 Compensation from Affiliates
$174,327 3.24% Madye Henson Executive Director --
Other Salaries of Note
Not compensated -- Kevin Ryan President/CEO $267,625

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House Washington (DC) 91.69 four stars
Friends of Yemin Orde (MD) 92.92 four stars
New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NY) 86.69 three stars
Tamassee DAR School (SC) 91.85 four stars
Children of the Night (CA) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Covenant House Washington
2001 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020
tel: (202) 610-9600
EIN: 13-3537709

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Board Leadership

Margaret Singleton
Chairman

CEO

Madye Henson
President, CEO

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