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West Side Catholic Center

Bringing hope to a city . . .one life at a time.

four stars

96.17

3135 Lorain Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113
tel: (216) 631-4741   Web Site
EIN: 34-1244687

Board Leadership
Mary Kapferer
President

CEO
John Litten
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.17 four stars
  Financial 94.59 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The West Side Catholic Center (WSCC) is a unique organization, financially independent of the Cleveland Diocese and Catholic Charities. Since 1977, our programs - shelter, clothing, meals, outreach, youth advocacy, case management, street survival services and providing rapid rehousing and emergency shelter - have responded to the needs of men, women, and children in the greater Cleveland area, regardless of a client's religious affiliation. All services are provided free of charge, with the assistance of over 400 volunteers.

The West Side Catholic Center (WSCC) is a unique organization, financially independent of the Cleveland Diocese and Catholic Charities. Since 1977, our programs - shelter, clothing, meals, outreach, youth advocacy, case management, street survival services and providing rapid rehousing and emergency shelter - have responded to the needs of men, women, and children in the greater Cleveland area, regardless of a client's religious affiliation. All services are provided free of charge, with the assistance of over 400 volunteers.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted
12
Number of people using homeless shelters per week
34
Number of households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months
111
Number of homebuyers/tenants with low incomes receiving housing subsidies as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
111
Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid
6,700
Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing
292
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

four stars

94.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
89.9%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.04
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by West Side Catholic Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by West Side Catholic Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
West Side Catholic Center (OH) 96.17 four stars
Centro (MN) 90.57 four stars
Middle Tyger Community Center (SC) 89.15 three stars
Casa De Amigos (TX) 87.27 three stars
The Educational Alliance (NY) 91.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,670,000
   Federated Campaigns $209,049
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $960,605
Total Contributions $2,839,654
   Program Service Revenue $-5,511
Total Primary Revenue $2,834,143
   Other Revenue $141,680
TOTAL REVENUE $2,975,823
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,806,676
   Administrative Expenses $111,868
   Fundraising Expenses $134,071
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,052,615
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-76,792
   
Net Assets $6,965,438

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
Zacchaeus Housing Solutions $1,035,609 36.9%
Moriah House - Family Shelter $808,856 28.8%
Resource Center - Day Shelter $691,402 24.6%

Ratings History
West Side Catholic Center has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/20/2019 96.17 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 92.66 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 96.47 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 95.47 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 94.97 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 84.59 three stars
2013-12 09/01/2015 86.33 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 86.04 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.10 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 91.04 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 91.63 four stars
2010-12 11/06/2012 97.08 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 92.19 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.99 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 98.99 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 98.63 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 94.59 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 95.59 four stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 88.39 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 34-1244687
Name in IRS Master File WEST SIDE CATHOLIC CENTER
NTEE Code P28
NTEE Classification Neighborhood Centers, Settlement Houses
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(296) Community center
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 November, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$101,229 3.31% John Litten Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
West Side Catholic Center (OH) 96.17 four stars
Christian Center Of Park City (UT) 91.70 four stars
Centro (MN) 90.57 four stars
Casa De Amigos (TX) 87.27 three stars
Casita Maria (NY) 85.10 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

West Side Catholic Center
3135 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
tel: (216) 631-4741
fax: (216) 631-2379
EIN: 34-1244687

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Board Leadership

Mary Kapferer
President

CEO

John Litten
Executive Director

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