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Inspiration Corporation

Catalyst for Self-Reliance

three stars

85.85

4554 North Broadway Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60640
tel: (773) 878-0981   Web Site
EIN: 36-3673980

Board Leadership
Eric Paul Meredith
Chair

CEO
Shannon Stewart
Executive Director & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.85 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and housing. Each year, Inspiration Corporation works with nearly 2,500 Chicagoans who are characterized by chronic homelessness, unemployment or underemployment, mental illness, substance abuse, and social isolation. These individuals all share the strength to move beyond their current situation and toward self-sufficiency.

In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and housing. Each year, Inspiration Corporation works with nearly 2,500 Chicagoans who are characterized by chronic homelessness, unemployment or underemployment, mental illness, substance abuse, and social isolation. These individuals all share the strength to move beyond their current situation and toward self-sufficiency.

Financial

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
89.3%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Inspiration Corporation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Inspiration Corporation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Inspiration Corporation (IL) 85.85 three stars
Nicholas House (GA) 91.45 four stars
Raphael House of San Francisco (CA) 91.59 four stars
Preble Street (ME) 96.46 four stars
On The Rise (MA) 90.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,359,446
   Federated Campaigns $168,388
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $54,324
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,120,103
Total Contributions $3,702,261
   Program Service Revenue $708,838
Total Primary Revenue $4,411,099
   Other Revenue $157,455
TOTAL REVENUE $4,568,554
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,019,877
   Administrative Expenses $73,779
   Fundraising Expenses $454,787
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,548,443
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $20,111
   
Net Assets $2,470,041

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
Training $1,731,019 43.1%
Supportive and Housing Services $1,385,965 34.5%
Employment Services $902,893 22.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 02/01/2018 85.85 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 88.45 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.60 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 87.63 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2015 90.43 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 90.20 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 90.93 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 97.69 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.63 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 98.53 four stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 98.45 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 88.34 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 85.90 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 88.45 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 84.94 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 87.52 three 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 36-3673980
Name in IRS Master File INSPIRATION CORPORATION
NTEE Code P85
NTEE Classification Homeless Persons Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 June, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$111,323 2.44% Shannon Stewart Executive Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Inspiration Corporation (IL) 85.85 three stars
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida (FL) 91.40 four stars
The Midnight Mission (CA) 94.78 four stars
JOIN (OR) 93.91 four stars
Turning Points (FL) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Inspiration Corporation
4554 North Broadway
Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60640
tel: (773) 878-0981
fax: (773) 878-3114
EIN: 36-3673980

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Board Leadership

Eric Paul Meredith
Chair

CEO

Shannon Stewart
Executive Director & CEO

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