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Human Services : Homeless Services

Carpenter's Shelter

Ending homelessness through shelter, services, education and advocacy

three stars

85.84

5701-D Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22304
tel: (703) 548-7500   Web Site
EIN: 54-1571849

Board Leadership
Edith Bullard
Chair

CEO
Shannon Steene
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.84 three stars
  Financial 79.98 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Carpenter's Shelter is Northern Virginia's award-winning homeless program, dedicated to offering housing and hope through respect, responsibility and results. In the beginning, we provided little more than bedding on cold nights in Alexandria churches. Since our doors opened in 1988, Carpenter's has helped children, families, and adults stabilize their lives, overcome homelessness, and become contributing members of their communities. We fulfill the needs of more than 700 children, families and adults each year as they work towards a better tomorrow. We operate a day shelter, the official Winter Shelter for the City of Alexandria, and an emergency shelter with comprehensive case management and education classes focused on life skills.

Carpenter's Shelter is Northern Virginia's award-winning homeless program, dedicated to offering housing and hope through respect, responsibility and results. In the beginning, we provided little more than bedding on cold nights in Alexandria churches. Since our doors opened in 1988, Carpenter's has helped children, families, and adults stabilize their lives, overcome homelessness, and become contributing members of their communities. We fulfill the needs of more than 700 children, families and adults each year as they work towards a better tomorrow. We operate a day shelter, the official Winter Shelter for the City of Alexandria, and an emergency shelter with comprehensive case management and education classes focused on life skills.

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Financial

two stars

79.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.65
  Program Expenses Growth -1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Carpenter's Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Carpenter's Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Carpenter's Shelter (VA) 85.84 three stars
Urban Ministry Center (NC) 94.07 four stars
Committee on Temporary Shelter (VT) 87.26 three stars
Metropolitan Ministries (FL) 90.87 four stars
The Night Ministry (IL) 91.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,292,777
   Federated Campaigns $70,762
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $114,205
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $507,935
Total Contributions $1,985,679
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,985,679
   Other Revenue $57,408
TOTAL REVENUE $2,043,087
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,620,705
   Administrative Expenses $242,208
   Fundraising Expenses $428,022
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,290,935
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-247,848
   
Net Assets $5,630,317

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 85.84 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 88.40 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 92.50 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 89.04 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.34 four stars
2014-06 08/01/2015 90.89 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 85.04 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 86.29 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 88.45 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.45 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 90.14 four stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 87.45 three stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 96.14 four stars
2007-06 02/01/2008 96.37 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 96.94 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 98.19 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 92.97 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 54-1571849
Name in IRS Master File CARPENTERS SHELTER 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 (399) Other housing 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 March, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,176 5.02% Shannon Steene Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Carpenter's Shelter (VA) 85.84 three stars
Miriam's Kitchen (DC) 90.69 four stars
Downtown Women's Center (CA) 89.78 three stars
Hope Helps (FL) 87.70 three stars
Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston (TX) 97.88 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Carpenter's Shelter
5701-D Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
tel: (703) 548-7500
fax: (703) 548-3167
EIN: 54-1571849

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Board Leadership

Edith Bullard
Chair

CEO

Shannon Steene
Executive Director

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