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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

First Place

Hope, home, and education

two stars

72.57

P.O. Box 22536 Seattle, WA 98122
tel: (206) 323-6715   Web Site
EIN: 94-3092447

Board Leadership
Dawn Mason
President

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Charities are required to file an annual federal tax return (the Form 990) with the IRS. A 501(c)3 public charity must file their Form 990 by the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization's accounting period ends. Upon filing Form 8868, an organization can request a 3-month extension, which is granted automatically. An organization can file for another 3-month extension, but it will be reviewed and the application must show reasonable cause for the additional time required. We have reached out to First Place for further clarification as to why we have not received their most recent Form 990 from the IRS yet, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information on this, please see page 6 of the IRS Form 990 instructions.


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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.57 two stars
  Financial 88.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 63.00 one star
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

First Place serves families in crisis by providing excellent culturally competent education, housing and support services enabling families to achieve permanent stability.

First Place seeks to empower low-income families and their children to achieve self-sufficiency.

Since 1989, First Place has been a community leader, statewide advocate and national model for breaking the cycle of poverty.

We create an empowering environment for families struggling to overcome poverty which inspires them to obtain and maintain permanent housing and achieve educational and career goals to bring stability to their lives.

First Place serves families in crisis by providing excellent culturally competent education, housing and support services enabling families to achieve permanent stability.

First Place seeks to empower low-income families and their children to achieve self-sufficiency.

Since 1989, First Place has been a community leader, statewide advocate and national model for breaking the cycle of poverty.

We create an empowering environment for families struggling to overcome poverty which inspires them to obtain and maintain permanent housing and achieve educational and career goals to bring stability to their lives.

Financial

three stars

88.35

Accountability & Transparency

one star

63.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.28
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by First Place on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by First Place on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Place (WA) 72.57 two stars
Nativity Academy at Saint Boniface (KY) 89.42 three stars
Street School (OK) 97.66 four stars
Marian Middle School (MO) 90.04 four stars
Denver Street School (CO) 88.99 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $339,440
   Federated Campaigns $79,550
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $244,269
   Government Grants $876,238
Total Contributions $1,539,497
   Program Service Revenue $29,735
Total Primary Revenue $1,569,232
   Other Revenue $205,102
TOTAL REVENUE $1,774,334
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,872,117
   Administrative Expenses $696,998
   Fundraising Expenses $83,151
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,652,266
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-877,932
   
Net Assets $6,943,961

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
Education $1,211,319 64.7%
Family Stabilization $430,750 23.0%
Family Support Services $178,093 9.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 11/01/2018 72.57 two stars
-- 10/08/2018 --Moderate Concern Advisory

Charities are required to file an annual federal tax return (the Form 990) with the IRS. A 501(c)3 public charity must file their Form 990 by the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization's accounting period ends. Upon filing Form 8868, an organization can request a 3-month extension, which is granted automatically. An organization can file for another 3-month extension, but it will be reviewed and the application must show reasonable cause for the additional time required. We have reached out to First Place for further clarification as to why we have not received their most recent Form 990 from the IRS yet, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information on this, please see page 6 of the IRS Form 990 instructions.

2014-08 06/01/2016 73.98 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 70.26 two stars
2013-08 08/01/2015 86.46 three stars
2012-08 02/01/2014 86.43 three stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 84.12 three stars
2010-08 04/01/2012 90.60 four stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 88.13 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 88.91 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/01/2010 93.67 four stars
2008-08 04/01/2010 88.58 three stars
2007-08 12/01/2008 75.99 two stars
2006-08 02/01/2008 73.56 two stars
2005-08 02/01/2007 73.76 two 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 94-3092447
Name in IRS Master File FIRST PLACE
NTEE Code T99
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C.
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 January, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011
  • August, 2010

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$25,010 0.94% Evie Livingston Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
First Place (WA) 72.57 two stars
Community Partnership School (PA) 90.14 four stars
Eastside College Preparatory School (CA) 93.42 four stars
Alternatives in Action (CA) 87.25 three stars
Open School (OR) 91.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

First Place
P.O. Box 22536
Seattle, WA 98122
tel: (206) 323-6715
fax: (206) 323-3709
EIN: 94-3092447

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Board Leadership

Dawn Mason
President

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