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Guadalupe Center

Breaking the cycle poverty through education

four stars

94.22

509 Hope Circle Immokalee, FL 34142
tel: (239) 658-1999   Web Site
EIN: 59-2617151

Board Leadership
Linda Yost
Board Chair

CEO
Dawn Montecalvo
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.22 four stars
  Financial 95.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Guadalupe Center began in 1982 as a soup kitchen to meet the immediate needs of impoverished families living in Immokalee, Florida. During these first years, it was noticed that an alarming number of children were falling behind in school. Thus, an after-school tutoring program, serving just 30 children, began operation in the soup kitchen. In 1984, the Center formed a Board of Trustees and the Guadalupe Center registered as a 501(c)(3) and educational programs became the primary focus.

By the early 1990s, "Breaking the cycle of poverty through education" had become the Guadalupe Center's mission, offering the children of Immokalee a pipeline to prosperity through educational and special support programs strategically designed to start from six weeks of age and continue through college graduation. In 1996, with an eye toward finding a long-term solution to the economic disadvantages of the community, the Guadalupe Center opened the Early Childhood Education building, and began the program that is today the face of the Guadalupe Center.

Today, the Guadalupe Center serves nearly 1,100 students from infancy through college graduation; 270 students in Early Childhood Education, 650 students in the Guadalupe After-school Program, and 170 high school and college students in Tutor Corps. The organization's focus is on the most critical periods of a child's education: early education, reducing the achievement gap, and college preparation and success. The programs are proven to break the cycle of poverty and provide the children of Immokalee with the hope of a prosperous and productive life.

The Guadalupe Center began in 1982 as a soup kitchen to meet the immediate needs of impoverished families living in Immokalee, Florida. During these first years, it was noticed that an alarming number of children were falling behind in school. Thus, an after-school tutoring program, serving just 30 children, began operation in the soup kitchen. In 1984, the Center formed a Board of Trustees and the Guadalupe Center registered as a 501(c)(3) and educational programs became the primary focus.

By the early 1990s, "Breaking the cycle of poverty through education" had become the Guadalupe Center's mission, offering the children of Immokalee a pipeline to prosperity through educational and special support programs strategically designed to start from six weeks of age and continue through college graduation. In 1996, with an eye toward finding a long-term solution to the economic disadvantages of the community, the Guadalupe Center opened the Early Childhood Education building, and began the program that is today the face of the Guadalupe Center.

Today, the Guadalupe Center serves nearly 1,100 students from infancy through college graduation; 270 students in Early Childhood Education, 650 students in the Guadalupe After-school Program, and 170 high school and college students in Tutor Corps. The organization's focus is on the most critical periods of a child's education: early education, reducing the achievement gap, and college preparation and success. The programs are proven to break the cycle of poverty and provide the children of Immokalee with the hope of a prosperous and productive life.

Financial

four stars

95.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.11
  Program Expenses Growth 9.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Guadalupe Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Guadalupe Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Guadalupe Center (FL) 94.22 four stars
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Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (NC) 91.16 four stars
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (MN) 96.92 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,116,361
   Federated Campaigns $17,500
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $397,607
Total Contributions $5,531,468
   Program Service Revenue $984,420
Total Primary Revenue $6,515,888
   Other Revenue $837,406
TOTAL REVENUE $7,353,294
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,862,095
   Administrative Expenses $483,239
   Fundraising Expenses $452,825
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,798,159
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,555,135
   
Net Assets $13,615,115

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
Early Childhood Education $2,765,155 56.9%
After-School Tutoring Program $1,249,677 25.7%
Tutor Corps Program $609,378 12.5%

Ratings History
Guadalupe Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/21/2018 94.22 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 95.08 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 92.29 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.64 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 83.37 three stars
2014-09 11/01/2015 82.65 three stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 87.01 three stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 94.17 four stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 97.10 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 87.82 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 09/01/2010 85.45 three stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 82.49 three stars
2007-09 08/01/2008 91.38 four stars
2006-09 10/01/2007 98.34 four stars
2005-09 10/01/2006 95.15 four stars
2004-09 08/01/2005 98.27 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 59-2617151
Name in IRS Master File GUADALUPE CENTER INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 February, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$153,847 2.65% Dawn Montecalvo President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Guadalupe Center (FL) 94.22 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Guadalupe Center
509 Hope Circle
Immokalee, FL 34142
tel: (239) 658-1999
fax: (239) 658-1997
EIN: 59-2617151

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Board Leadership

Linda Yost
Board Chair

CEO

Dawn Montecalvo
President

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