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Dress for Success Worldwide

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four stars

91.40

32 East 31st Street Seventh Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 532-1922   Web Site
EIN: 13-4040377

Board Leadership
Stephanie Sobel
Chair

CEO
Joi Gordon
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.40 four stars
  Financial 87.85 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to over 150 cities in 30 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than one million women work towards self-sufficiency.

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to over 150 cities in 30 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than one million women work towards self-sufficiency.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total women served
69,976
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
92.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth 7.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dress for Success Worldwide on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dress for Success Worldwide on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dress for Success Worldwide (NY) 91.40 four stars
STRIVE (NY) 88.32 three stars
ReSOURCE (VT) 88.17 three stars
Millionair Club Charity (WA) 92.24 four stars
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NY) 86.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,349,393
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $20,349,393
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $20,349,393
   Other Revenue $2,298,775
TOTAL REVENUE $22,648,168
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,094,570
   Administrative Expenses $603,159
   Fundraising Expenses $1,707,335
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,405,064
   
Payments to Affiliates $1,522,940
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $243,104
   
Net Assets $5,391,782

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
Dress for Success Worldwide has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 91.40 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.90 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 92.38 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.90 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 87.58 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 93.16 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 86.22 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 94.23 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.27 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 94.33 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.97 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 91.99 four stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 91.77 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 91.44 four stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 91.82 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 91.55 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 91.75 four stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 91.94 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 13-4040377
Name in IRS Master File DRESS FOR SUCCESS WORLDWIDE
NTEE Code Q32
NTEE Classification International Economic Development
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 July, 1999
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
$325,277 1.45% Joi Gordon CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dress for Success Worldwide (NY) 91.40 four stars
The Cara Program (IL) 90.78 four stars
Goodwill of Orange County (CA) 90.01 four stars
The HOPE Program (NY) 90.36 four stars
MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries (MO) 88.08 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dress for Success Worldwide
32 East 31st Street
Seventh Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 532-1922
fax: (212) 684-9563
EIN: 13-4040377

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Board Leadership

Stephanie Sobel
Chair

CEO

Joi Gordon
Chief Executive Officer

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