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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston

Forming partnerships with low-income families in need

four stars

90.34

240 Commercial Street 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
tel: (617) 423-2223   Web Site
EIN: 04-2994233

Board Leadership
Robert E. Kenney
Chair

CEO
Lark Jurey Palermo
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.34 four stars
  Financial 86.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1987, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is dedicated to building simple low-cost homes by forming partnerships with low-income families in need of decent and affordable housing. We believe homeownership is a vital step to help families break the cycle of poverty and contributes to pride in families and communities. Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical Christian organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and dedicated to ending poverty housing throughout the world as a matter of justice, mercy, compassion and humility.

Founded in 1987, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is dedicated to building simple low-cost homes by forming partnerships with low-income families in need of decent and affordable housing. We believe homeownership is a vital step to help families break the cycle of poverty and contributes to pride in families and communities. Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical Christian organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and dedicated to ending poverty housing throughout the world as a matter of justice, mercy, compassion and humility.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of people no longer living in unaffordable, overcrowded housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
407
This impact information is current as of October 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

three stars

86.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.97
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston (MA) 90.34 four stars
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County (WI) 93.51 four stars
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati (OH) 93.08 four stars
Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County (DE) 92.92 four stars
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Florida (FL) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,125,482
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $336,686
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,462,168
   Program Service Revenue $1,754,253
Total Primary Revenue $4,216,421
   Other Revenue $33,264
TOTAL REVENUE $4,249,685
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,530,784
   Administrative Expenses $159,261
   Fundraising Expenses $330,658
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,020,703
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,228,982
   
Net Assets $6,665,628

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
Building Homes $1,250,933 49.4%
ReStore $894,030 35.3%
Family Services Support $385,821 15.2%

Ratings History
Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.34 four stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 95.47 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 93.13 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 92.82 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.76 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 95.56 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 97.71 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 90.59 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 87.22 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 88.54 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 93.56 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 05/01/2010 95.38 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 69.33 one star
2006-12 04/01/2008 59.58 one star
2005-12 07/01/2007 54.57 zero star
2004-12 03/01/2006 85.62 three stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 79.40 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 04-2994233
Name in IRS Master File HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code L20
NTEE Classification Housing Development, Construction, Management
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL
Ruling Date January, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$179,846 5.95% Lark Palermo President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston (MA) 90.34 four stars
Habitat for Humanity Newark (NJ) 90.68 four stars
Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane (OR) 91.06 four stars
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis (IN) 98.23 four stars
Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (WI) 94.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston
240 Commercial Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
tel: (617) 423-2223
fax: (617) 423-1044
EIN: 04-2994233

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Board Leadership

Robert E. Kenney
Chair

CEO

Lark Jurey Palermo
President, CEO

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