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Center for Women & Enterprise

Your vision. Our mission.

three stars

84.58

24 School Street 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 536-0700   Web Site
EIN: 04-3256236

Board Leadership
Karen Coperhaver
Chair

CEO
Gabrielle King Morse
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.58 three stars
  Financial 78.20 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is dedicated to helping women start and grow their own businesses and is a national leader among women's business development agencies. CWE's mission is to provide opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. CWE achieves this mission by providing education, training, technical assistance, access to markets, and paths to funding to entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. With offices in Boston and Westborough MA: Providence, RI: Nashua, NH: and Burlington, VT, CWE serves thousands of women (and men) annually, providing them with the tools they need to successfully create new income opportunities for themselves and their families, while also boosting the greater New England economy. CWE provides scholarships in order to make their services available to all clients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is dedicated to helping women start and grow their own businesses and is a national leader among women's business development agencies. CWE's mission is to provide opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. CWE achieves this mission by providing education, training, technical assistance, access to markets, and paths to funding to entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. With offices in Boston and Westborough MA: Providence, RI: Nashua, NH: and Burlington, VT, CWE serves thousands of women (and men) annually, providing them with the tools they need to successfully create new income opportunities for themselves and their families, while also boosting the greater New England economy. CWE provides scholarships in order to make their services available to all clients, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Financial

two stars

78.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 73.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Women & Enterprise on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Women & Enterprise on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Women & Enterprise (MA) 84.58 three stars
Hebrew Free Loan Society (NY) 90.93 four stars
Hebrew Free Loan of Metropolitan Detroit (MI) 89.19 three stars
Hope Enterprise Corporation (MS) 90.98 four stars
Women's Business Development Center (IL) 93.39 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,050,458
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $229,245
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,170,024
Total Contributions $2,449,727
   Program Service Revenue $307,785
Total Primary Revenue $2,757,512
   Other Revenue $44,643
TOTAL REVENUE $2,802,155
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,294,109
   Administrative Expenses $204,044
   Fundraising Expenses $299,254
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,797,407
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,748
   
Net Assets $366,327

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
Education $1,995,977 87.0%
Certification $287,520 12.5%
Microloan $10,612 0.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 84.58 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 81.47 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 79.65 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.86 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 83.11 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 83.58 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 83.59 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 70.38 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 68.69 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 57.26 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 41.45 zero star
2008-12 04/01/2010 57.66 one star
2007-12 04/01/2009 63.14 one star
2006-06 03/01/2008 70.56 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 71.27 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 71.38 two stars
2003-06 03/01/2005 77.62 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 04-3256236
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR WOMEN & ENTERPRISES INC
NTEE Code J22
NTEE Classification Vocational Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(149) Other instruction and training
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 April, 1995
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
$210,534 7.52% Susan Rittscher President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Women & Enterprise (MA) 84.58 three stars
Hebrew Free Loan Society (NY) 90.93 four stars
Tides Center (CA) 96.50 four stars
World Business Chicago (IL) 86.90 three stars
Commonwealth (MA) 91.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Women & Enterprise
24 School Street
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 536-0700
fax: (617) 536-7373
EIN: 04-3256236

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Board Leadership

Karen Coperhaver
Chair

CEO

Gabrielle King Morse
President & CEO

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