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Human Services : Homeless Services

The Action Center

Where Action Matters

four stars

92.92

8755 West Fourteenth Avenue P.O. Box 150609
Lakewood, CO 80215
tel: (303) 237-7704   Web Site
EIN: 23-7019679

Board Leadership
Leslie Hord
President

CEO
Mag Strittmatter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Action Center's mission is to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and to promote pathways to self-sufficiency. We do this through our continuum of services to families and individuals of Jefferson County. Since 1968, the Action Center has been providing essential stabilizing services to the people in Jefferson County who are in danger of becoming homeless, or attempting to move out of homelessness. It serves as a haven of hope for the thousands of homeless, near homeless, and working poor who come through our door every year. People can receive assistance with a five-day supply of food, clothing for the whole family, necessary household items, and medical care.

The Action Center's mission is to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and to promote pathways to self-sufficiency. We do this through our continuum of services to families and individuals of Jefferson County. Since 1968, the Action Center has been providing essential stabilizing services to the people in Jefferson County who are in danger of becoming homeless, or attempting to move out of homelessness. It serves as a haven of hope for the thousands of homeless, near homeless, and working poor who come through our door every year. People can receive assistance with a five-day supply of food, clothing for the whole family, necessary household items, and medical care.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
91.7%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 14.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Action Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Action Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Action Center (CO) 92.92 four stars
Safe Haven Family Shelter (TN) 91.81 four stars
Rescue Mission of Trenton (NJ) 90.30 four stars
Chapman Partnership (FL) 94.42 four stars
Open Doors Kalamazoo (MI) 98.35 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,252,101
   Federated Campaigns $39,032
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $424,263
Total Contributions $15,715,396
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,715,396
   Other Revenue $172,971
TOTAL REVENUE $15,888,367
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,342,537
   Administrative Expenses $201,569
   Fundraising Expenses $1,053,370
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,597,476
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,290,891
   
Net Assets $6,062,600

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
Food Pantry $7,524,220 56.4%
Client Services $4,551,148 34.1%
Homeless Shelter $1,267,169 9.5%

Ratings History
The Action Center has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 02/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 92.38 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.36 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 93.61 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 91.16 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 95.76 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 95.91 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.65 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 96.75 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 91.68 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 79.12 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 91.62 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 91.71 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 91.97 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 23-7019679
Name in IRS Master File JEFFCO ACTION CENTER INC
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
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 April, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,010 0.68% Mag Strittmatter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Action Center (CO) 92.92 four stars
Central Iowa Shelter & Services (IA) 87.26 three stars
Community Action House (MI) 85.71 three stars
The Shade Tree (NV) 90.81 four stars
Good Shepherd Ministries of Wilmington (NC) 92.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Action Center
8755 West Fourteenth Avenue
P.O. Box 150609
Lakewood, CO 80215
tel: (303) 237-7704
fax: (303) 237-6002
EIN: 23-7019679

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Board Leadership

Leslie Hord
President

CEO

Mag Strittmatter
Executive Director

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