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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Community Voices Heard (CVH)

Fighting for our families, our communities, and ourselves

87.57

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 87.57
  Financial 86.30
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

86.30

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth -9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
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) 87.57
Hands On Atlanta (GA) 87.53
Initiative for A Competitive Inner City (ICIC) (MA) 97.11
Business Volunteers Unlimited (OH) 88.22
Neighborhood Development Center (MN) 88.85

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,223,158
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $528,643
Total Contributions $1,751,801
   Program Service Revenue $3,600
Total Primary Revenue $1,755,401
   Other Revenue $54,197
TOTAL REVENUE $1,809,598
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $967,139
   Administrative Expenses $162,355
   Fundraising Expenses $158,016
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,287,510
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $522,088
   
Net Assets $1,450,158

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 87.57
2017-12 06/01/2019 89.02
2016-12 04/01/2018 94.72
2015-12 03/01/2017 95.04
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.59
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 81.62
2013-12 05/01/2015 78.56
2012-12 06/01/2014 90.44
2011-12 07/01/2013 90.93
2009-12 06/01/2012 88.57
2009-12 06/01/2012 88.57
 
CN 1.0
2007-12 12/01/2008 86.30
2006-12 12/01/2007 82.05
2005-12 12/01/2006 75.98
2004-12 10/01/2005 78.21
2003-12 12/01/2004 77.20

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,610 7.27% Afua Atta-Mensah Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Voices Heard (CVH) (NY) 87.57
Hope Community (MN) 91.10
Fund for the City of New York (NY) 88.76
Community Coalition (CA) 91.65
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (NY) 88.77

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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
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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