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West Side Catholic Center

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

99.25

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

Board Leadership
Kevin Lenhard
President

CEO
John Litten
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.25
  Financial 98.94
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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, family advocacy, case management, street survival services and providing rapid rehousing and workforce development training - 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, family advocacy, case management, street survival services and providing rapid rehousing and workforce development training - 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.

Financial

98.94

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
91.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.95
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
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) 99.25
Canal Alliance (CA) 89.71
Denver Inner City Parish (CO) 86.84
Casa De Amigos (TX) 89.60
Wilkinson Center (TX) 87.16

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,581,351
   Federated Campaigns $202,457
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,065,321
Total Contributions $2,849,129
   Program Service Revenue $164,725
Total Primary Revenue $3,013,854
   Other Revenue $737,883
TOTAL REVENUE $3,751,737
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,305,689
   Administrative Expenses $120,490
   Fundraising Expenses $140,318
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,566,497
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $185,240
   
Net Assets $7,150,678

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
Moriah House - Family Shelter $827,756 25.0%
Workforce Development $815,428 24.7%
Resource Center - Day Shelter $753,350 22.8%

Ratings History
West Side Catholic Center has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 99.25
2018-12 12/20/2019 96.17
2017-12 02/01/2019 92.66
2016-12 05/01/2018 96.47
2016-12 03/01/2018 95.47
2015-12 03/01/2017 94.97
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.38
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 84.59
2013-12 09/01/2015 86.33
2013-12 04/01/2015 86.04
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.10
2012-12 12/01/2013 91.04
2011-12 03/01/2013 91.63
2010-12 11/06/2012 97.08
2010-12 02/01/2012 92.19
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.99
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 98.99
2008-12 02/01/2010 98.63
2007-12 07/01/2009 94.59
2006-12 05/01/2008 95.59

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
$101,300 2.84% John Litten Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
West Side Catholic Center (OH) 99.25
Wilkinson Center (TX) 87.16
Northwest Assistance Ministries (TX) 94.56
Grand Street Settlement (NY) 88.95
Canal Alliance (CA) 89.71

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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

Kevin Lenhard
President

CEO

John Litten
Executive Director

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