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Bridge Communities

Connecting homeless families to a better future

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four stars

93.77

505 Crescent Boulevard Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
tel: (630) 545-0610   Web Site
EIN: 36-3705951

Board Leadership
David Larson
Chairperson

CEO
John Hayner
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.77 four stars
  Financial 91.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bridge Communities is a dynamic, grassroots organization committed to transforming the lives of homeless families through partnering with talented, resourceful individuals and groups in our community. Our program of housing, mentoring and empowering families focuses on moving them towards a goal of self sufficiency. Since its founding in 1988 Bridge Communities has become a regional and national leader in the service to homeless families, as well as the surrounding issues that lead to homelessness, such as lack of affordable housing and well-paid labor jobs. Bridge Communities has counseled and mentored many non-profits, churches and lay-person organizations on establishing a transitional housing program based on our innovative model.

Bridge Communities is a dynamic, grassroots organization committed to transforming the lives of homeless families through partnering with talented, resourceful individuals and groups in our community. Our program of housing, mentoring and empowering families focuses on moving them towards a goal of self sufficiency. Since its founding in 1988 Bridge Communities has become a regional and national leader in the service to homeless families, as well as the surrounding issues that lead to homelessness, such as lack of affordable housing and well-paid labor jobs. Bridge Communities has counseled and mentored many non-profits, churches and lay-person organizations on establishing a transitional housing program based on our innovative model.

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Financial

four stars

91.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.22
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridge Communities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bridge Communities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridge Communities (IL) 93.77 four stars
ForKids (VA) 98.11 four stars
Tender Mercies (OH) 89.57 three stars
The Bridge Fund of New York (NY) 88.29 three stars
The Road Home (UT) 95.30 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,358,902
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $101,663
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $106,045
Total Contributions $2,566,610
   Program Service Revenue $1,421,502
Total Primary Revenue $3,988,112
   Other Revenue $223,425
TOTAL REVENUE $4,211,537
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,159,211
   Administrative Expenses $198,305
   Fundraising Expenses $591,030
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,948,546
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $262,991
   
Net Assets $12,905,508

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Bridge Communities has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 93.77 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 91.44 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 89.35 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 87.80 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.08 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.34 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 95.28 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 91.65 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 87.13 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 84.62 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 82.08 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 90.42 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 91.36 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 90.54 four stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 93.77 four 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 36-3705951
Name in IRS Master File BRIDGE COMMUNITIES INC
NTEE Code L80
NTEE Classification Housing Support Services -- Other
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (380) Low-income housing
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 September, 1990
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,162 3.11% John Hayner Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridge Communities (IL) 93.77 four stars
Tedford Housing (ME) 87.21 three stars
Women's Lunch Place (MA) 88.22 three stars
Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (PA) 95.05 four stars
St. Francis Center (CA) 87.34 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bridge Communities
505 Crescent Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
tel: (630) 545-0610
fax: (630) 545-0640
EIN: 36-3705951

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Board Leadership

David Larson
Chairperson

CEO

John Hayner
Chief Executive Officer

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