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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development (Grantmaking)

The Woodson Center

Transforming lives and troubled communities from the inside out.

two stars

74.49

1625 K Street, NW Suite 410
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 518-6500   Web Site
EIN: 52-1217891

Board Leadership
Gregory L. Snyder
Chairman

CEO
Robert L. Woodson, Sr.
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.49 two stars
  Financial 71.41 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Woodson Center (WC) was founded by Robert L. Woodson, Sr., in 1981 to help residents of low-income neighborhoods address the problems of their communities. Originally known as the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, the organization re-branded in 2016 to Woodson Center. WC is headquartered in Washington, DC, but operates throughout the nation to assist community and faith-based organizations with training, technical assistance, and linkages to sources of support. WC documents and interprets their experiences to make recommendations for public policy and works to remove barriers that hamper their efforts to solve societal problems.

The Woodson Center (WC) was founded by Robert L. Woodson, Sr., in 1981 to help residents of low-income neighborhoods address the problems of their communities. Originally known as the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, the organization re-branded in 2016 to Woodson Center. WC is headquartered in Washington, DC, but operates throughout the nation to assist community and faith-based organizations with training, technical assistance, and linkages to sources of support. WC documents and interprets their experiences to make recommendations for public policy and works to remove barriers that hamper their efforts to solve societal problems.

Financial

two stars

71.41

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth -48.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Woodson Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Woodson Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Woodson Center (DC) 74.49 two stars
UpTogether (CA) 87.80 three stars
The Pike Place Market Foundation (WA) 94.58 four stars
Greenlight Fund (MA) 92.21 four stars
Eastern Market Corporation (MI) 91.54 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $692,584
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $110,254
Total Contributions $802,838
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $802,838
   Other Revenue $1,063
TOTAL REVENUE $803,901
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $288,724
   Administrative Expenses $472,608
   Fundraising Expenses $272,760
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,034,092
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-230,191
   
Net Assets $223,824

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
Public Education $288,724 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 74.49 two stars
2018-12 06/01/2020 80.49 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 83.82 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 84.04 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 87.62 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.09 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 80.09 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 80.08 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 82.24 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 82.02 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 79.47 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 86.85 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.52 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 91.79 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 91.58 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 85.31 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 80.94 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 95.87 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 93.42 four stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 93.30 four 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 52-1217891
Name in IRS Master File WOODSON CENTER
NTEE Code S05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(120) Publishing 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 September, 1981
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
$271,843 26.28% Robert Woodson Sr. President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Woodson Center (DC) 74.49 two stars
Women's Community Revitalization Project (PA) 95.19 four stars
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (NY) 88.42 three stars
Hands On Atlanta (GA) 87.53 three stars
Neighborhood Development Center (MN) 88.92 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Woodson Center
1625 K Street, NW
Suite 410
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 518-6500
fax: (202) 588-0314
EIN: 52-1217891

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Board Leadership

Gregory L. Snyder
Chairman

CEO

Robert L. Woodson, Sr.
President

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