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Human Services : Homeless Services

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Fighting for the human right to housing since 1980

four stars

97.77

70 E. Lake Street Suite 720
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 641-4140   Web Site
EIN: 36-3292607

Board Leadership
Angela E.L. Barnes
Board President

CEO
Doug Schenkelberg
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.77 four stars
  Financial 96.86 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) is the only non-profit in Illinois solely dedicated to advocating for and with homeless people, including families, students, youth, ex-offenders, and low-wage workers. We advocate for a shelter safety net, affordable housing, fair wage jobs, access to quality public schools, healthcare and human services. Our HomeWorks campaign partners with Chicago family housing providers to advocate new housing resources for homeless families and organizes homeless parents to push for strong school services. Regular outreach at 35 shelter and street programs reaches 7,500 youth and adults yearly. A State Network organizes in 14 communities outside Chicago, focused on Aurora, Rockford, Waukegan, and Will County. A Speakers Bureau reaches a yearly audience of 4,000 and organizes 250+ students to advocate with CCH. The Law Project and its Youth Futures mobile legal aid clinic handle 500 cases a year, about 90% on behalf of homeless students or youth.

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) is the only non-profit in Illinois solely dedicated to advocating for and with homeless people, including families, students, youth, ex-offenders, and low-wage workers. We advocate for a shelter safety net, affordable housing, fair wage jobs, access to quality public schools, healthcare and human services. Our HomeWorks campaign partners with Chicago family housing providers to advocate new housing resources for homeless families and organizes homeless parents to push for strong school services. Regular outreach at 35 shelter and street programs reaches 7,500 youth and adults yearly. A State Network organizes in 14 communities outside Chicago, focused on Aurora, Rockford, Waukegan, and Will County. A Speakers Bureau reaches a yearly audience of 4,000 and organizes 250+ students to advocate with CCH. The Law Project and its Youth Futures mobile legal aid clinic handle 500 cases a year, about 90% on behalf of homeless students or youth.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2016
Number of legal aid cases closed in a year.
485
Number of homeless people reached through shelter and school outreach in Chicago
6,524
Size of audience reached by the Speakers Bureau
4,696
Number of people organized in 14 communities outside Chicago by the State Network.
1,654
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Financial

four stars

96.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Coalition for the Homeless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Coalition for the Homeless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (IL) 97.77 four stars
National Alliance to End Homelessness (DC) 91.73 four stars
Coalition for the Homeless (NY) 93.40 four stars
Shelter Partnership (CA) 95.90 four stars
One Family (MA) 88.80 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,832,287
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $41,248
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,873,535
   Program Service Revenue $25,362
Total Primary Revenue $2,898,897
   Other Revenue $168,627
TOTAL REVENUE $3,067,524
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,151,263
   Administrative Expenses $127,192
   Fundraising Expenses $237,335
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,515,790
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $551,734
   
Net Assets $2,673,082

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
The Law Project $423,162 19.7%
Housing Campaign $351,505 16.3%
Youth Futures $328,180 15.3%

Ratings History
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 11/01/2017 97.77 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 94.30 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.41 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 89.72 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 89.34 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 85.94 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 93.96 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 88.21 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.23 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 86.19 three stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 91.97 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 93.43 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 81.65 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 90.58 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 69.71 one star
2004-06 05/01/2005 73.62 two stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 69.99 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-3292607
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
NTEE Code L00
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(399) Other housing 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 May, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$52,000 2.06% Doug Schenkelberg Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$114,519 4.55% Ed Shurna Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (IL) 97.77 four stars
One Family (MA) 88.80 three stars
National Alliance to End Homelessness (DC) 91.73 four stars
Building Changes (WA) 88.14 three stars
Coalition for the Homeless (NY) 93.40 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
70 E. Lake Street
Suite 720
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 641-4140
fax: (312) 641-4144
EIN: 36-3292607

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Board Leadership

Angela E.L. Barnes
Board President

CEO

Doug Schenkelberg
Executive Director

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