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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development (Grantmaking)

The Woodson Center

Transforming lives and troubled communities for the inside out

three stars

83.82

1625 K Street, NW Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 518-6500   Web Site
EIN: 52-1217891

Board Leadership
Michael Baroody
Chair

CEO
Robert L. Woodson, Sr.
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.82 three stars
  Financial 93.73 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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 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 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.

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Financial

four stars

93.73

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
96.6%
  Administrative Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Woodson Center (DC) 83.82 three stars
Greater Phoenix Economic Council (AZ) 90.59 four stars
Initiative for A Competitive Inner City (MA) 97.05 four stars
Ohio City Incorporated (OH) 85.06 three stars
Urban Affairs Coalition (PA) 86.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,665,013
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,928,399
Total Contributions $4,593,412
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,593,412
   Other Revenue $6,661
TOTAL REVENUE $4,600,073
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,536,189
   Administrative Expenses $44,753
   Fundraising Expenses $208,583
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,789,525
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-189,452
   
Net Assets $1,996,690

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
Violence-Free Zone (VFZ) Program $2,972,642 65.5%
Public Education $1,563,547 34.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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 5.67% Robert Woodson Sr. President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Woodson Center (DC) 83.82 three stars
MEDA (MN) 88.55 three stars
Business Volunteers Unlimited (OH) 86.70 three stars
Initiative for A Competitive Inner City (MA) 97.05 four stars
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (CA) 87.73 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Woodson Center
1625 K Street, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 518-6500
fax: (202) 588-0314
EIN: 52-1217891

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Board Leadership

Michael Baroody
Chair

CEO

Robert L. Woodson, Sr.
President

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