Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Community Voices Heard (CVH)

Fighting for our families, our communities, and ourselves

three stars

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 three stars
  Financial 86.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
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.

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Financial

three stars

86.30

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,610 7.27% Afua Atta-Mensah Executive Director

Mission

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.

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Community Voices Heard (CVH) (NY) 87.57 three stars
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Family Independence Initiative (CA) 87.80 three stars
Greenlight Fund (MA) 91.29 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
EIN: 13-3901997

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Board Leadership

Walter Lipscomb and Tyletha Samuels
Co-Chairs

CEO

Afua Atta-Mensah
Executive Director