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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Metropolitan Planning Council

Helping create competitive, equitable, and sustainable communities

four stars

90.95

140 South Dearborn Street Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 922-5616   Web Site
EIN: 36-2382849

Board Leadership
Ellen Carnahan
Chair

CEO
MarySue Barrett
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.95 four stars
  Financial 93.48 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has been dedicated to shaping a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region. MPC serves communities and residents by connecting the dots between regional needs, challenges, and solutions, and among the individuals and organizations with the power and capacity to guide the growth of the ever-changing Chicago metropolitan region.

Since 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has been dedicated to shaping a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region. MPC serves communities and residents by connecting the dots between regional needs, challenges, and solutions, and among the individuals and organizations with the power and capacity to guide the growth of the ever-changing Chicago metropolitan region.

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Financial

four stars

93.48

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.10
  Program Expenses Growth 13.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Metropolitan Planning Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Metropolitan Planning Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Metropolitan Planning Council (IL) 90.95 four stars
Initiative Foundation (MN) 87.96 three stars
Catholic Charities CYO, Archdiocese of San Francisco (CA) 90.51 four stars
Phillips Brook House Association (MA) 89.38 three stars
Community Voices Heard (CVH) (NY) 89.02 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,548,847
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $472,137
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $173,895
Total Contributions $3,194,879
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,194,879
   Other Revenue $1,327,819
TOTAL REVENUE $4,522,698
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,561,114
   Administrative Expenses $197,206
   Fundraising Expenses $560,197
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,318,517
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $204,181
   
Net Assets $13,621,565

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 90.95 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 88.07 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 85.67 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.63 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 82.39 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.49 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 90.74 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 78.98 two 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 36-2382849
Name in IRS Master File METROPOLITAN PLANNING COUNCIL
NTEE Code S20
NTEE Classification Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (General)
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
(59) Other school related activities
(400) Area development, redevelopment of renewal
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 December, 1943
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$276,936 6.41% Marysue Barrett President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Metropolitan Planning Council (IL) 90.95 four stars
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (MD) 97.17 four stars
New Jersey Future (NJ) 92.21 four stars
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services (CA) 88.20 three stars
Community Action Services and Food Bank (UT) 87.97 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Metropolitan Planning Council
140 South Dearborn Street
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 922-5616
fax: (312) 922-5619
EIN: 36-2382849

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Board Leadership

Ellen Carnahan
Chair

CEO

MarySue Barrett
President

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