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Human Services : Social Services

Dress for Success Worldwide

Going places. Going strong.

87.62

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

Board Leadership
Elena Kiam
Chair

CEO
Joi Gordon
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.62
  Financial 82.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth -6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.7%
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) 87.62
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (MA) 89.66
Urban Alliance (DC) 94.69
Goodwill Industries of Houston (TX) 85.92
Capital IDEA (TX) 90.68

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,932,535
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,932,535
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $12,932,535
   Other Revenue $2,290,547
TOTAL REVENUE $15,223,082
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,277,659
   Administrative Expenses $1,610,826
   Fundraising Expenses $1,256,406
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,144,891
   
Payments to Affiliates $1,460,297
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,078,191
   
Net Assets $6,642,987

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
Affiliate Program $7,705,191 68.3%
Suiting Program $1,969,481 17.5%
Employment Programs $1,602,987 14.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 87.62
2018-12 02/01/2020 90.00
2017-12 02/01/2019 91.40
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.90
2015-12 12/01/2016 92.38
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.90
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 87.58
2013-12 06/01/2015 93.16
2012-12 12/01/2013 86.22
2011-12 06/01/2013 94.23
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.27
2009-12 10/01/2011 94.33
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.97
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 91.99
2008-12 12/01/2009 91.77
2007-12 11/01/2008 91.44
2006-12 10/01/2007 91.82
2005-12 11/01/2006 91.55
2004-12 11/01/2005 91.75
2003-12 02/01/2005 91.94

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$355,460 2.51% Joi Gordon CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dress for Success Worldwide (NY) 87.62
Bottomless Closet (NY) 89.70
JVS (CA) 88.47
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (MA) 89.66
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin (WI) 89.39

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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

Elena Kiam
Chair

CEO

Joi Gordon
Chief Executive Officer

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