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Human Services : Homeless Services

Coalition on Temporary Shelter

Helping homeless people help themselves

three stars

86.72

26 Peterboro Detroit, MI 48201
tel: (313) 831-3777   Web Site
EIN: 38-2420565

Board Leadership
Avery Williams
President

CEO
Cheryl P. Johnson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.72 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS) was founded in 1981 to address Detroit's growing crisis of homelessness. Today, COTS manages three 24-hour facilities. Annually we serve approximately 2,000 Detroit area homeless people in our Emergency Shelter and approximately 260 individuals and families in our transitional and permanent housing programs. Through case management and a wide array of supportive services and housing programs, COTS helps homeless individuals and families break the cycle of homelessness by addressing the causes of their homelessness.

The Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS) was founded in 1981 to address Detroit's growing crisis of homelessness. Today, COTS manages three 24-hour facilities. Annually we serve approximately 2,000 Detroit area homeless people in our Emergency Shelter and approximately 260 individuals and families in our transitional and permanent housing programs. Through case management and a wide array of supportive services and housing programs, COTS helps homeless individuals and families break the cycle of homelessness by addressing the causes of their homelessness.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Coalition On Temporary Shelter
Program Activities
Coalition On Temporary Shelter provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$100 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
3/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Coalition On Temporary Shelter.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of November 2019, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.52
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coalition on Temporary Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coalition on Temporary Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coalition on Temporary Shelter (MI) 86.72 three stars
The Lamb Center (VA) 95.84 four stars
Women's Lunch Place (MA) 89.92 three stars
JOIN (OR) 97.17 four stars
CARITAS (VA) 90.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,342,986
   Federated Campaigns $84,598
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $162,677
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,798,753
Total Contributions $13,389,014
   Program Service Revenue $343,835
Total Primary Revenue $13,732,849
   Other Revenue $161,173
TOTAL REVENUE $13,894,022
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,780,813
   Administrative Expenses $593,086
   Fundraising Expenses $825,868
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,199,767
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,694,255
   
Net Assets $21,708,120

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
Emergency Shelter $3,437,180 50.7%
Permanent Supportive Housing $2,838,161 41.9%
Transitional Services $505,472 7.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 86.72 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.88 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 91.07 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 85.00 three stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 87.97 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.00 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 80.14 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 78.78 two stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 89.22 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 89.80 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.92 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 94.05 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 88.64 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 83.72 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 81.28 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 81.41 three stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 92.06 four stars
2003-06 11/01/2004 93.35 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 38-2420565
Name in IRS Master File COALITION ON TEMPORARY SHELTER
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
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 March, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,503 1.73% Cheryl P. Johnson Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coalition on Temporary Shelter (MI) 86.72 three stars
SOME (So Others Might Eat) (DC) 93.72 four stars
LifeMoves (CA) 91.90 four stars
Calvary Women's Services (DC) 90.43 four stars
Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (VA) 93.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Coalition on Temporary Shelter
26 Peterboro
Detroit, MI 48201
tel: (313) 831-3777
EIN: 38-2420565

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Board Leadership

Avery Williams
President

CEO

Cheryl P. Johnson
Chief Executive Officer

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