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Catholic Social Services of Anchorage

Providing help. Creating hope.

four stars

91.99

3710 East 20th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99508
tel: (907) 222-7300   Web Site
EIN: 92-0037322

Board Leadership
Michael Fredericks
Chair

CEO
Lisa Aquino
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.99 four stars
  Financial 91.10 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Catholic Social Services (CSS) was incorporated in 1966 with the mission to serve the poor, strengthen individuals and families and advocate for a just community. CSS operates ten multi-faceted programs including two emergency shelters, two homes for teens, a food pantry, supportive housing, an adoption and pregnancy support program, services for individuals with disabilities, and a refugee resettlement and immigration program. CSS is the social service arm of the Archdiocese of Anchorage serving, engaging and employing people of all faiths. During fiscal year 2009, 1,118 volunteers provided 22,778 hours of service to help your neighbors in need.

Catholic Social Services (CSS) was incorporated in 1966 with the mission to serve the poor, strengthen individuals and families and advocate for a just community. CSS operates ten multi-faceted programs including two emergency shelters, two homes for teens, a food pantry, supportive housing, an adoption and pregnancy support program, services for individuals with disabilities, and a refugee resettlement and immigration program. CSS is the social service arm of the Archdiocese of Anchorage serving, engaging and employing people of all faiths. During fiscal year 2009, 1,118 volunteers provided 22,778 hours of service to help your neighbors in need.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

For nonprofits that run multiple programs, we highlight the impact of one program below.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Program Name: Catholic Social Services
Program Activities
Catholic Social Services provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$20 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Catholic Social Services.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of June 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.43
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic Social Services of Anchorage on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catholic Social Services of Anchorage on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic Social Services of Anchorage (AK) 91.99 four stars
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (OK) 90.44 four stars
Catholic Charities Atlanta (GA) 86.45 three stars
Catholic Charities, Inc. - Diocese of Wichita (KS) 92.44 four stars
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio (OH) 87.62 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,942,602
   Federated Campaigns $116,850
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $127,214
   Related Organizations $5,000
   Government Grants $4,000,858
Total Contributions $8,192,524
   Program Service Revenue $1,979,009
Total Primary Revenue $10,171,533
   Other Revenue $195,590
TOTAL REVENUE $10,367,123
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,093,679
   Administrative Expenses $1,248,845
   Fundraising Expenses $477,884
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,820,408
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-453,285
   
Net Assets $15,150,788

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
Homeless Family Services $2,073,220 22.8%
Brother Francis Shelter $1,780,630 19.6%
Family Disabilities Services $1,171,337 12.9%

Ratings History
Catholic Social Services of Anchorage has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 91.99 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 93.25 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 92.80 four stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 93.48 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.65 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.09 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 92.53 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 94.18 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 92.30 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.47 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 79.36 two stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 68.01 one star
2007-06 11/01/2008 62.30 one star
2006-06 08/01/2007 82.50 three stars
2005-06 12/01/2006 80.00 three stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 85.13 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 92-0037322
Name in IRS Master File CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES
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 (1) Church, synagogue, etc
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(150) Hospital
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Ruling Date March, 1946
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,700 1.21% Lisa Aquino Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catholic Social Services of Anchorage (AK) 91.99 four stars
Catholic Charities of Idaho (ID) 89.69 three stars
Catholic Charities of Buffalo (NY) 89.35 three stars
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa (CA) 88.73 three stars
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas (KS) 90.57 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Catholic Social Services of Anchorage
3710 East 20th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99508
tel: (907) 222-7300
fax: (907) 258-1091
EIN: 92-0037322

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Board Leadership

Michael Fredericks
Chair

CEO

Lisa Aquino
Executive Director

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