Human Services : Homeless Services

The Action Center

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three stars

86.81

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

Board Leadership
Ben Wiederholt
President

CEO
Pam Brier
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.81 three stars
  Financial 81.36 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

three stars

81.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
92.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,439,240
   Federated Campaigns $68,086
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,616
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $312,443
Total Contributions $13,822,385
   Program Service Revenue $58,105
Total Primary Revenue $13,880,490
   Other Revenue $82,762
TOTAL REVENUE $13,963,252
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,925,087
   Administrative Expenses $293,670
   Fundraising Expenses $633,836
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,852,593
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $110,659
   
Net Assets $5,890,564

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,395 0.76% Mag Strittmatter Executive Director

Mission

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.

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The Action Center (CO) 86.81 three stars
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Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida (FL) 91.40 four stars
Men's Shelter of Charlotte (NC) 85.60 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Ben Wiederholt
President

CEO

Pam Brier
Executive Director