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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

University City District

Changing Places, Changing Lives.

four stars

91.81

3940 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
tel: (215) 243-0555   Web Site
EIN: 23-2913784

Board Leadership
Craig Carnaroli
Chairman

CEO
Matt Bergheiser
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.81 four stars
  Financial 96.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1997, University City District (UCD) is a neighborhood-based special services district dedicated to improving the quality of life in the two point four square mile area of West Philadelphia, known as University City. An independent organization, UCD builds effective partnerships to maintain a clean and safe environment and to promote, plan, and advocate for University City's diverse, urban community. The full-time administrative staff manages programs and services that enhance the public space, increase public safety, assist commercial and rental property owners, and promote University City attractions and amenities.

Established in 1997, University City District (UCD) is a neighborhood-based special services district dedicated to improving the quality of life in the two point four square mile area of West Philadelphia, known as University City. An independent organization, UCD builds effective partnerships to maintain a clean and safe environment and to promote, plan, and advocate for University City's diverse, urban community. The full-time administrative staff manages programs and services that enhance the public space, increase public safety, assist commercial and rental property owners, and promote University City attractions and amenities.

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Financial

four stars

96.41

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
91.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by University City District on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by University City District on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
University City District (PA) 91.81 four stars
Citizens Committee for New York City (NY) 93.18 four stars
Catholic Charities CYO, Archdiocese of San Francisco (CA) 90.51 four stars
Together Colorado (CO) 88.22 three stars
Greater Phoenix Economic Council (AZ) 90.59 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,696,914
   Federated Campaigns $23,417
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,720,331
   Program Service Revenue $3,208,109
Total Primary Revenue $14,928,440
   Other Revenue $80,895
TOTAL REVENUE $15,009,335
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,915,944
   Administrative Expenses $580,897
   Fundraising Expenses $168,531
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,665,372
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,343,963
   
Net Assets $10,429,583

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
Clean and Safe $3,921,839 44.0%
Economic Development $2,513,670 28.2%
Green City Works $1,726,167 19.4%

Ratings History
University City District has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.81 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.39 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 89.53 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 91.01 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.58 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.19 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 94.17 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 94.47 four stars
2011-06 12/20/2012 93.01 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.26 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 86.00 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 84.09 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 23-2913784
Name in IRS Master File UNIVERSITY CITY DISTRICT
NTEE Code S20
NTEE Classification Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (General)
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
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, 1997
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
$254,376 2.63% Matthew Bergheiser President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
University City District (PA) 91.81 four stars
Leadership Memphis (TN) 89.80 three stars
MEDA (MN) 88.55 three stars
Downtown Cleveland Alliance (OH) 86.33 three stars
Slavic Village Development (OH) 89.99 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

University City District
3940 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
tel: (215) 243-0555
fax: (215) 243-0557
EIN: 23-2913784

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Board Leadership

Craig Carnaroli
Chairman

CEO

Matt Bergheiser
Executive Director

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