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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Chicago Cares

People are the Answer. Volunteer.

four stars

90.59

2 North Riverside Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (312) 780-0800   Web Site
EIN: 36-3777709

Board Leadership
Thomas Hurwich
President

CEO
Jenné Myers
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.59 four stars
  Financial 87.32 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Chicago Cares creates volunteer experiences that connect people and communities to meet critical needs and build a stronger Chicago.

Chicago Cares creates volunteer experiences that connect people and communities to meet critical needs and build a stronger Chicago.

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Financial

three stars

87.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth -5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Cares on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Cares on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Cares (IL) 90.59 four stars
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (CA) 94.96 four stars
Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (FL) 90.55 four stars
Fund for the City of New York (NY) 87.83 three stars
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (KY) 96.63 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,442,905
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $205,443
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,648,348
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,648,348
   Other Revenue $-26,622
TOTAL REVENUE $3,621,726
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,724,635
   Administrative Expenses $282,384
   Fundraising Expenses $280,556
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,287,575
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $334,151
   
Net Assets $2,812,492

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
Adult and Children's Education and Development $1,410,953 51.8%
Human Services $1,122,609 41.2%
Environment Programs $191,073 7.0%

Ratings History
Chicago Cares has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 90.59 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.08 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 93.73 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.28 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 89.38 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 82.77 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 86.36 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 91.82 four stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 95.58 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.14 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 96.29 four stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 93.60 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 93.41 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 90.78 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 80.92 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 77.13 two stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 78.23 two 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 36-3777709
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO CARES INC
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 October, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,509 4.88% Jenne Myers CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Cares (IL) 90.59 four stars
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (NY) 89.97 three stars
Hispanics in Philanthropy (CA) 87.37 three stars
Ohio City Incorporated (OH) 85.06 three stars
Puente (CA) 95.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Cares
2 North Riverside
Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (312) 780-0800
fax: (312) 780-0801
EIN: 36-3777709

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Board Leadership

Thomas Hurwich
President

CEO

Jenné Myers
Chief Executive Officer

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