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Human Services : Homeless Services

The Action Center

Community, Connection, Compassion

three stars

85.85

8755 West 14th Avenue Lakewood, CO 80215
tel: (303) 237-7704   Web Site
EIN: 23-7019679

Board Leadership
LaDawn Sperling
Board President

CEO
Pam Brier
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.85 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Action Center's mission is to provide an immediate response to those in our community experiencing a hardship and by offering the resources and services needed to stabilize lives and promote pathways to lasting change. 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 those in our community experiencing a hardship and by offering the resources and services needed to stabilize lives and promote pathways to lasting change. 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

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
91.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth -1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.8%
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) 85.85 three stars
National Council of the United States, Society of St. Vincent de Paul (MO) 86.77 three stars
St. John Center (KY) 87.72 three stars
Frisco Family Services (TX) 86.58 three stars
The Homeless Families Foundation (OH) 94.43 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,098,327
   Federated Campaigns $45,289
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $804
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $641,764
Total Contributions $13,786,184
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $13,786,184
   Other Revenue $162,853
TOTAL REVENUE $13,949,037
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,249,224
   Administrative Expenses $617,359
   Fundraising Expenses $602,564
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,469,147
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $479,890
   
Net Assets $5,354,858

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 $7,215,778 58.9%
Participant Services $5,033,446 41.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 85.85 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 85.85 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 86.81 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 91.13 four stars
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
(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
$102,166 0.75% Pam Brier Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Action Center (CO) 85.85 three stars
The Bridge Fund of New York (NY) 88.29 three stars
Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless (OK) 89.21 three stars
The Midnight Mission (CA) 96.60 four stars
Preble Street (ME) 89.64 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Action Center
8755 West 14th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215
tel: (303) 237-7704
fax: (303) 237-6002
EIN: 23-7019679

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Board Leadership

LaDawn Sperling
Board President

CEO

Pam Brier
Executive Director

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