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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Community Voices Heard (CVH)

Fighting for our families, our communities, and ourselves

four stars

95.04

115 East 106th Street 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10029
tel: (212) 860-6001   Web Site
EIN: 13-3901997

Board Leadership
Walter Lipscomb and Tyletha Samuels
Co-Chairs

CEO
Afua Atta-Mensah
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.04 four stars
  Financial 94.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

94.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Voices Heard (CVH) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Voices Heard (CVH) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Voices Heard (CVH) (NY) 95.04 four stars
Urban Homeworks (MN) 85.18 three stars
Women's Community Revitalization Project (PA) 87.83 three stars
Metropolitan Planning Council (IL) 85.67 three stars
The Pike Place Market Foundation (WA) 91.35 four stars

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Community Voices Heard (CVH), founded in 1994, is an organization of low-income people, predominantly women with experience on welfare, working to build power in New York City and State to improve the lives of our families and communities. We are working to accomplish this through a multi-pronged strategy, including public education, grassroots organizing, leadership development, training low-income people about their rights, political education, civic engagement and direct-action issue campaigns. We are currently working on welfare reform, job creation, public housing and other economic justice issues that affect low-income people, particularly low-income women of color.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,604,298
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $16,749
Total Contributions $1,621,047
   Program Service Revenue $13,571
Total Primary Revenue $1,634,618
   Other Revenue $71,811
TOTAL REVENUE $1,706,429
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,288,626
   Administrative Expenses $103,161
   Fundraising Expenses $122,006
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,513,793
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $192,636
   
Net Assets $918,678

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Community Voices Heard (CVH) has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 95.04 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 81.62 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 78.56 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 90.44 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 90.93 four stars
2009-12 06/01/2012 88.57 three stars
2009-12 06/01/2012 88.57 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2007-12 12/01/2008 86.30 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 82.05 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 75.98 two stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 78.21 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 77.20 two 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 13-3901997
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY VOICES HEARD INC
NTEE Code J20
NTEE Classification Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
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 April, 1997
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$70,682 4.66% Sondra Youdelman Executive Director $3,924

Community Voices Heard (CVH), founded in 1994, is an organization of low-income people, predominantly women with experience on welfare, working to build power in New York City and State to improve the lives of our families and communities. We are working to accomplish this through a multi-pronged strategy, including public education, grassroots organizing, leadership development, training low-income people about their rights, political education, civic engagement and direct-action issue campaigns. We are currently working on welfare reform, job creation, public housing and other economic justice issues that affect low-income people, particularly low-income women of color.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Voices Heard (CVH) (NY) 95.04 four stars
Jewish National Fund, United States (NY) 93.82 four stars
Robin Hood Foundation (NY) 90.73 four stars
Foundation for the Mid South (MS) 92.38 four stars
Chicago Cares (IL) 93.73 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Voices Heard (CVH)
115 East 106th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10029
tel: (212) 860-6001
fax: (212) 996-9481
EIN: 13-3901997

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Board Leadership

Walter Lipscomb and Tyletha Samuels
Co-Chairs

CEO

Afua Atta-Mensah
Executive Director

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