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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

University City District

Changing Places, Changing Lives.

four stars

91.39

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

Board Leadership
Craig Carnaroli
Chair

CEO
Matt Bergheiser
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.39 four stars
  Financial 94.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

four stars

94.81

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
90.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.2%
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) 91.39 four stars
East Lake Foundation (GA) 89.24 three stars
Metanoia (SC) 94.07 four stars
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits (OK) 90.25 four stars
Chicago Cares (IL) 91.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,301,830
   Federated Campaigns $27,407
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,329,237
   Program Service Revenue $3,222,587
Total Primary Revenue $9,551,824
   Other Revenue $43,697
TOTAL REVENUE $9,595,521
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,785,011
   Administrative Expenses $679,798
   Fundraising Expenses $133,996
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,598,805
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,284
   
Net Assets $5,243,704

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 $3,985,354 45.4%
Economic Development $2,684,696 30.6%
Green City $1,251,107 14.2%
West Philadelphia Skills Initiative $863,854 9.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$224,415 2.33% Matthew Bergheiser President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
University City District (PA) 91.39 four stars
Jewish National Fund, United States (NY) 96.13 four stars
Ohio City Incorporated (OH) 85.47 three stars
Chicago Cares (IL) 91.08 four stars
The Pike Place Market Foundation (WA) 90.91 four 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
Chair

CEO

Matt Bergheiser
Executive Director

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