Human Services : Homeless Services

Carpenter's Shelter

Ending homelessness through shelter, services, education and advocacy

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three stars

88.40

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

Board Leadership
Louise Roseman
Chair

CEO
Shannon Steene
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.40 three stars
  Financial 83.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

three stars

83.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.77
  Program Expenses Growth -3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,512,679
   Federated Campaigns $92,640
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $97,029
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $489,024
Total Contributions $2,191,372
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,191,372
   Other Revenue $45,325
TOTAL REVENUE $2,236,697
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,648,231
   Administrative Expenses $176,819
   Fundraising Expenses $308,536
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,133,586
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $103,111
   
Net Assets $5,695,672

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$114,752 5.37% Shannon M. Steene Executive Director

Mission

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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Carpenter's Shelter (VA) 88.40 three stars
Sarah's Circle (IL) 92.21 four stars
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland (OH) 87.25 three stars
Paul's Place (MD) 88.79 three stars
Harbor Interfaith Services (CA) 97.23 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

Louise Roseman
Chair

CEO

Shannon Steene
Executive Director