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Human Services : Homeless Services

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

Food, shelter, hope

three stars

85.67

4869 North Broadway Boulder, CO 80304
tel: (303) 442-4646   Web Site
EIN: 84-1041149

Board Leadership
Jeff Kahn
President

CEO
Greg Harms
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.67 three stars
  Financial 83.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

83.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
75.0%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boulder Shelter for the Homeless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boulder Shelter for the Homeless on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless (CO) 85.67 three stars
Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (VA) 93.98 four stars
Sheffield Place (MO) 91.97 four stars
Healthcare for the Homeless, Houston (TX) 94.98 four stars
The Institute for Human Services (HI) 90.58 four stars

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It is the mission of the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless to provide safe shelter, food, support services, and an avenue to self-sufficiency for homeless adults in our community. We believe that all people deserve the basic necessities of life, and that the community in which we live is called to serve this purpose. Winter Sheltering services are available from October 1 through April 30 for any adult in need. Transition Program residents work closely with Shelter case managers to determine what has led them to homelessness, and what steps they must take to overcome their situation. Additional programs include morning services, Boulder County Cares, and Boulder County Housing First.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,245,461
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $29,848
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $490,858
Total Contributions $1,766,167
   Program Service Revenue $354,302
Total Primary Revenue $2,120,469
   Other Revenue $82,384
TOTAL REVENUE $2,202,853
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,712,835
   Administrative Expenses $405,150
   Fundraising Expenses $203,051
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,321,036
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-118,183
   
Net Assets $6,136,051

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
Shelter and Meals $1,712,835 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 10/01/2016 85.67 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.69 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 79.92 two stars
2014-09 11/01/2015 79.92 two stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 85.24 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 85.07 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 87.22 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 96.02 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 09/01/2010 89.72 three stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 87.19 three stars
2007-09 06/01/2009 93.98 four stars
2006-09 11/01/2007 85.01 three stars
2005-09 10/01/2006 86.62 three stars
2004-09 06/01/2005 85.85 three stars
2003-09 03/01/2005 91.89 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 84-1041149
Name in IRS Master File BOULDER SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS INC
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (380) Low-income housing
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, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$79,168 3.41% Greg Harms Executive Director

It is the mission of the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless to provide safe shelter, food, support services, and an avenue to self-sufficiency for homeless adults in our community. We believe that all people deserve the basic necessities of life, and that the community in which we live is called to serve this purpose. Winter Sheltering services are available from October 1 through April 30 for any adult in need. Transition Program residents work closely with Shelter case managers to determine what has led them to homelessness, and what steps they must take to overcome their situation. Additional programs include morning services, Boulder County Cares, and Boulder County Housing First.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless (CO) 85.67 three stars
New York City Relief/The Relief Bus (NJ) 92.85 four stars
Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (PA) 95.47 four stars
Home Sweet Home Ministries (IL) 88.87 three stars
Shepherd's Table (MD) 89.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
4869 North Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304
tel: (303) 442-4646
fax: (720) 565-3624
EIN: 84-1041149

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Board Leadership

Jeff Kahn
President

CEO

Greg Harms
Executive Director

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