Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Center for Women & Enterprise

Your vision. Our mission.

three stars

80.85

44 School Street Suite 200
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 536-0700   Web Site
EIN: 04-3256236

Board Leadership
Lisa Wood
Chair

CEO
Gabrielle King Morse
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.85 three stars
  Financial 73.84 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

73.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 84.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $975,942
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $170,483
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,335,498
Total Contributions $2,481,923
   Program Service Revenue $378,282
Total Primary Revenue $2,860,205
   Other Revenue $34,580
TOTAL REVENUE $2,894,785
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,272,463
   Administrative Expenses $294,038
   Fundraising Expenses $462,660
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,029,161
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-134,376
   
Net Assets $231,951

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$210,532 6.95% Susan Rittscher President, CEO

Mission

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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Center for Women & Enterprise (MA) 80.85 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Center for Women & Enterprise
44 School Street
Suite 200
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 536-0700
fax: (617) 536-7373
EIN: 04-3256236

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Board Leadership

Lisa Wood
Chair

CEO

Gabrielle King Morse
President & CEO