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Community Family Life Services

Providing services to low-income and homeless families and individuals

four stars

90.78

305 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 347-0511   Web Site
EIN: 52-0910609

Board Leadership
Ronald Morgan
Chair

CEO
Ashley McSwain
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.78 four stars
  Financial 93.01 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Community Family Life Services (CFLS) was founded in 1969 by First Trinity Lutheran Church to address the needs of recently released ex-offenders and their families. Since then, we have grown and evolved to provide services to low-income and homeless families and individuals in the District of Columbia and now serve more than 5,000 people annually. At CFLS, our mission is to give people living in poverty and homelessness the tools they need to move towards permanent economic and social self-sufficiency. Not only do we offer short-term crisis assistance, but we also empower families and individuals to change their lives for the better. Our dedicated staff and volunteers provide a variety of services in the following areas: housing services; supportive services & community outreach; and youth development and advocacy.

Community Family Life Services (CFLS) was founded in 1969 by First Trinity Lutheran Church to address the needs of recently released ex-offenders and their families. Since then, we have grown and evolved to provide services to low-income and homeless families and individuals in the District of Columbia and now serve more than 5,000 people annually. At CFLS, our mission is to give people living in poverty and homelessness the tools they need to move towards permanent economic and social self-sufficiency. Not only do we offer short-term crisis assistance, but we also empower families and individuals to change their lives for the better. Our dedicated staff and volunteers provide a variety of services in the following areas: housing services; supportive services & community outreach; and youth development and advocacy.

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Financial

four stars

93.01

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Family Life Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Family Life Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Family Life Services (DC) 90.78 four stars
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (MN) 95.89 four stars
St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle|King County (WA) 85.69 three stars
The Brother Benno Foundation (CA) 96.46 four stars
One Voice (CA) 87.68 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $554,686
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,555,550
Total Contributions $2,110,236
   Program Service Revenue $254,920
Total Primary Revenue $2,365,156
   Other Revenue $39,775
TOTAL REVENUE $2,404,931
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,847,346
   Administrative Expenses $325,762
   Fundraising Expenses $102,108
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,275,216
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $129,715
   
Net Assets $1,911,585

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
Re-Entry $889,252 48.1%
Housing & Case Management $613,277 33.2%
Mentoring $344,817 18.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 10/01/2019 90.78 four stars
2017-09 12/21/2018 88.28 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 91.29 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 90.79 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 82.83 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 83.43 three stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 94.02 four stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 76.93 two stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 85.49 three stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 75.38 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 76.59 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 72.22 two stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 63.59 one star
2007-09 12/01/2008 63.54 one star
2006-09 12/15/2007 63.77 one star
2005-09 02/01/2007 67.96 one star
2004-09 01/01/2006 69.75 one star
2003-09 05/01/2005 83.98 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 52-0910609
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY FAMILY LIFE SERVICES INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 October, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,720 5.43% Ashley Mcswain Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Family Life Services (DC) 90.78 four stars
Impact America (AL) 88.61 three stars
Providence Network (CO) 89.49 three stars
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) (NY) 85.08 three stars
Parker County Center of Hope (TX) 92.99 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Family Life Services
305 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 347-0511
fax: (202) 347-0520
EIN: 52-0910609

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Board Leadership

Ronald Morgan
Chair

CEO

Ashley McSwain
Executive Director

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