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Inspiration Corporation

Catalyst for Self-Reliance

three stars

82.32

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

Board Leadership
Elisabeth Payne
Chair

CEO
Shannon Stewart
Executive Director & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.32 three stars
  Financial 75.00 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.

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 hundreds of 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 hundreds of 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of participants who gain employment
41
Number of clients who complete job skills training
56
Number of program participants who remain employed 12 months after program completion
15
Average hourly wage of clients who became employed after job skills training
13
Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services
282
Number of households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months
100
Number of meals served or provided
22,316
This impact information is current as of November 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

75.00

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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth -8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Inspiration Corporation (IL) 82.32 three stars
Rescue Mission of Trenton (NJ) 95.07 four stars
Larkin Street Youth Services (CA) 91.05 four stars
Community LINC (MO) 90.61 four stars
Adopt-A-Family (FL) 95.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,142,131
   Federated Campaigns $28,500
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $51,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,034,101
Total Contributions $3,256,232
   Program Service Revenue $563,570
Total Primary Revenue $3,819,802
   Other Revenue $74,349
TOTAL REVENUE $3,894,151
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,213,333
   Administrative Expenses $375,780
   Fundraising Expenses $402,947
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,992,060
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-97,909
   
Net Assets $1,938,041

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
Job Training $1,616,864 50.3%
Supportive and Housing Services $1,415,815 44.1%
Education Fund $180,654 5.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 82.32 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 84.09 three stars
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
(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
$117,920 2.95% Shannon K. Stewart Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Inspiration Corporation (IL) 82.32 three stars
Presbyterian Night Shelter (TX) 97.07 four stars
Homeward Bound of Marin (CA) 95.70 four stars
The Bridge Fund of New York (NY) 88.29 three stars
Samaritan Ministries (NC) 89.84 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

Elisabeth Payne
Chair

CEO

Shannon Stewart
Executive Director & CEO

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