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Human Services : Homeless Services

Coalition for the Homeless

Every New Yorker deserves a home.

four stars

93.13

129 Fulton Street New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 776-2000   Web Site
EIN: 13-3072967

Board Leadership
Barry H. Berke
Chair

CEO
Dave Giffen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.13 four stars
  Financial 90.77 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Coalition for the Homeless is the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women, and children. We are dedicated to the principle that decent shelter, sufficient food, affordable housing, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education, and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized. Every day the Coalition helps over 3,500 clients with the tools and support to reclaim their lives. The Coalition is a vocal and invaluable city and statewide resource for homeless people, at-risk populations, other advocates and service providers, policymakers and the public at large. Since its founding more than 35 years ago, the Coalition has given more than 1 million New Yorkers a way off the streets.

Coalition for the Homeless is the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women, and children. We are dedicated to the principle that decent shelter, sufficient food, affordable housing, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education, and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized. Every day the Coalition helps over 3,500 clients with the tools and support to reclaim their lives. The Coalition is a vocal and invaluable city and statewide resource for homeless people, at-risk populations, other advocates and service providers, policymakers and the public at large. Since its founding more than 35 years ago, the Coalition has given more than 1 million New Yorkers a way off the streets.

Financial

four stars

90.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.77
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coalition for the Homeless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Coalition for the Homeless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coalition for the Homeless (NY) 93.13 four stars
Shelter Partnership (CA) 91.36 four stars
National Alliance to End Homelessness (DC) 92.02 four stars
Building Changes (WA) 90.52 four stars
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (IL) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,783,872
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,158,933
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,086,937
Total Contributions $16,029,742
   Program Service Revenue $37,323
Total Primary Revenue $16,067,065
   Other Revenue $311,029
TOTAL REVENUE $16,378,094
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,444,408
   Administrative Expenses $999,764
   Fundraising Expenses $1,162,421
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,606,593
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,771,501
   
Net Assets $21,439,041

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
Crisis Services $3,157,878 30.2%
Permanent Housing for those with AIDS $2,483,385 23.8%
Advocacy $1,421,776 13.6%

Ratings History
Coalition for the Homeless has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 93.13 four stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 92.44 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.59 four stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 89.70 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 88.77 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 93.40 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 92.78 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 86.71 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 85.38 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 82.67 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 82.44 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.57 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 88.21 three stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 95.11 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 81.64 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 62.67 one star
2004-06 08/01/2005 72.42 two stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 82.13 three 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 13-3072967
Name in IRS Master File COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
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 (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 June, 1981
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$246,070 1.95% David Giffen Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$366,470 2.90% Mary Brosnahan Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Coalition for the Homeless (NY) 93.13 four stars
One Family (MA) 99.37 four stars
National Alliance to End Homelessness (DC) 92.02 four stars
Building Changes (WA) 90.52 four stars
Shelter Partnership (CA) 91.36 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Coalition for the Homeless
129 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 776-2000
fax: (212) 964-1303
EIN: 13-3072967

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Board Leadership

Barry H. Berke
Chair

CEO

Dave Giffen
Executive Director

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