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Human Services : Homeless Services

Coalition on Temporary Shelter

Helping homeless people help themselves

76.17

2211 East Jefferson Avenue Suite 400
Detroit, MI 48207
tel: (313) 831-3777   Web Site
EIN: 38-2420565

Board Leadership
Avery K. Williams
President

CEO
Cheryl P. Johnson
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.17
  Financial 84.67
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 & Results Score

Score
50/100
Program Name: Emergency Shelter
Program Name: Emergency Shelter

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

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.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
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 September 2020, 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

84.67

Accountability & Transparency

70.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.83
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
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) 76.17
Franciscan Outreach (IL) 85.53
Volunteer Ministry Center (TN) 96.45
Homeless Youth Connection (AZ) 96.66
Bridge Communities (IL) 87.11

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,956,963
   Federated Campaigns $183,206
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $106,848
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,625,448
Total Contributions $8,872,465
   Program Service Revenue $336,029
Total Primary Revenue $9,208,494
   Other Revenue $1,868,020
TOTAL REVENUE $11,076,514
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,047,189
   Administrative Expenses $752,384
   Fundraising Expenses $712,060
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,511,633
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,564,881
   
Net Assets $24,269,142

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 $3,663,392 52.0%
Permanent Supportive Housing $2,608,939 37.0%
Counseling and Housing Services $320,512 4.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 76.17
2018-06 09/03/2019 86.72
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.88
2016-06 12/01/2017 91.07
2015-06 12/01/2016 85.00
2014-06 07/01/2016 87.97
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.00
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 80.14
2013-06 12/01/2014 78.78
2012-06 12/20/2013 89.22
2011-06 09/01/2012 89.80
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.92
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 94.05
2008-06 10/01/2009 88.64
2007-06 04/01/2009 83.72
2006-06 07/01/2007 81.28
2005-06 07/01/2006 81.41
2004-06 09/01/2005 92.06
2003-06 11/01/2004 93.35

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
$164,452 1.93% Cheryl P. Johnson Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coalition on Temporary Shelter (MI) 76.17
CARITAS (VA) 88.45
My Friend's Place (CA) 94.34
Miriam's Kitchen (DC) 91.36
Our House, Georgia (GA) 89.62

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Charity Contact Info

Coalition on Temporary Shelter
2211 East Jefferson Avenue
Suite 400
Detroit, MI 48207
tel: (313) 831-3777
EIN: 38-2420565

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Board Leadership

Avery K. Williams
President

CEO

Cheryl P. Johnson
Chief Executive Officer

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