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Human Services : Homeless Services

Bridge Communities

Connecting homeless families to a better future

three stars

87.11

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

Board Leadership
Zed Francis
Chairperson

CEO
Karen S. Wells
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.11 three stars
  Financial 81.78 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

81.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.96
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.3%
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) 87.11 three stars
Nicholas House (GA) 85.46 three stars
The Institute for Human Services (HI) 89.58 three stars
Metrocrest Social Services (TX) 88.55 three stars
Good Shepherd Center (NC) 93.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,435,877
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $189,017
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $114,594
Total Contributions $2,739,488
   Program Service Revenue $1,415,628
Total Primary Revenue $4,155,116
   Other Revenue $214,684
TOTAL REVENUE $4,369,800
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,157,453
   Administrative Expenses $478,025
   Fundraising Expenses $634,300
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,269,778
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $100,022
   
Net Assets $13,002,541

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 87.11 three stars
2018-06 11/01/2020 94.14 four stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,147 2.95% John Hayner Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bridge Communities (IL) 87.11 three stars
Committee on Temporary Shelter (VT) 87.62 three stars
Jubilee Housing (DC) 86.00 three stars
DuPage PADS (IL) 91.28 four stars
The Homeless Families Foundation (OH) 94.43 four 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

Zed Francis
Chairperson

CEO

Karen S. Wells
Chief Executive Officer

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