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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Cocoon House

Because every child needs a home

four stars

91.16

2929 Pine Street Everett, WA 98201
tel: (425) 259-5802   Web Site
EIN: 91-1497667

Board Leadership
LeAnne Harrington
Board Chair

CEO
Joe Alonzo Cassie Franklin Key Staff Cassie Franklin
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1991, Cocoon House has been Snohomish County's only resource exclusively serving homeless and at-risk youth ages 13-17. We believe that every child deserves a home and the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential. Cocoon House provides youth housing and other critical community based services to youth, caregivers, families and the community. After sixteen years of service, Cocoon House has grown into an all-encompassing, continuum of services that strengthens families while helping teens to reclaim their youth and discover their values, strengths and talents. This enables them to face the future with stability, dignity and purpose. Our services include emergency shelter, long-term transitional housing, case management, advocacy, and prevention.

Since 1991, Cocoon House has been Snohomish County's only resource exclusively serving homeless and at-risk youth ages 13-17. We believe that every child deserves a home and the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential. Cocoon House provides youth housing and other critical community based services to youth, caregivers, families and the community. After sixteen years of service, Cocoon House has grown into an all-encompassing, continuum of services that strengthens families while helping teens to reclaim their youth and discover their values, strengths and talents. This enables them to face the future with stability, dignity and purpose. Our services include emergency shelter, long-term transitional housing, case management, advocacy, and prevention.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

For nonprofits that run multiple programs, we highlight the impact of one program below.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Program Name: Cocoon House
Program Activities
Cocoon House provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$160 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Impact Assessment
4/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Cocoon House.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of April 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth 12.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 49.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cocoon House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cocoon House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cocoon House (WA) 91.16 four stars
Methodist Children's Home (TX) 92.41 four stars
Covenant House New Orleans (LA) 96.95 four stars
Youth Emergency Services (NE) 87.32 three stars
Calvary Children's Home (GA) 88.38 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,612,640
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $266,105
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,993,344
Total Contributions $7,872,089
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,872,089
   Other Revenue $30,974
TOTAL REVENUE $7,903,063
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,801,397
   Administrative Expenses $603,226
   Fundraising Expenses $511,044
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,915,667
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,987,396
   
Net Assets $6,840,108

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
Housing Services: Emergency Shelter $2,320,493 61.0%
Street Outreach $1,040,821 27.4%
Prevention Services $440,083 11.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 91.16 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 87.51 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 91.63 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 91.28 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.83 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.65 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 87.67 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 91.74 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 92.41 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 88.88 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.89 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 98.10 four stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 94.23 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 94.28 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 88.54 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 88.95 three stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 89.61 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 91-1497667
Name in IRS Master File COCOON HOUSE
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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, 1994
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$83,088 1.69% Joseph Alonzo Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cocoon House (WA) 91.16 four stars
Covenant House Missouri (MO) 87.02 three stars
Children in Crisis (FL) 93.16 four stars
Methodist Children's Home (TX) 92.41 four stars
Epworth Children's Home (SC) 93.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cocoon House
2929 Pine Street
Everett, WA 98201
tel: (425) 259-5802
fax: (425) 317-9632
EIN: 91-1497667

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Board Leadership

LeAnne Harrington
Board Chair

CEO

Joe Alonzo Cassie Franklin Key Staff Cassie Franklin
CEO

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