Disable all preview features

Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Covenant House New Jersey

Opening doors for homeless youth

four stars

95.00

330 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 621-8705   Web Site
EIN: 13-3537710

Board Leadership
Robert J. Williams
Chairman

CEO
Jim White
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.00 four stars
  Financial 92.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

92.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
87.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.26
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Covenant House New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Covenant House New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House New Jersey (NJ) 95.00 four stars
Youth For Tomorrow (VA) 91.45 four stars
Place of Hope (FL) 99.47 four stars
New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NY) 88.17 three stars
Big Oak Ranch (AL) 89.88 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ) was founded and incorporated in 1989. CHNJ is the largest provider in the state of services to homeless and at-risk adolescents under the age of 22. In addition to food, shelter, clothing, and crisis care, CHNJ provides health care, educational and vocational services, counseling, drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal services, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, street outreach, and aftercare. Last year, we served over 2,000 young people. Tonight alone, we will give 110 homeless adolescents and 19 babies in North and South Jersey a safe and caring place to sleep. Our Crisis Centers provide our kids with a safe haven to live while they stabilize their crises and work on a plan to transition to a stable living environment where they can continue to progress in their life goals.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,662,036
   Federated Campaigns $34,508
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,200,832
   Related Organizations $3,234,000
   Government Grants $2,003,042
Total Contributions $9,134,418
   Program Service Revenue $27,270
Total Primary Revenue $9,161,688
   Other Revenue $19,352
TOTAL REVENUE $9,181,040
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,218,198
   Administrative Expenses $801,625
   Fundraising Expenses $609,040
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,628,863
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,447,823
   
Net Assets $12,807,620

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
Shelter and Crisis Care $2,907,133 31.5%
Rights of Passage $1,777,176 19.3%
Community Service Center $1,453,470 15.8%

Ratings History
Covenant House New Jersey has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 95.00 four stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 94.73 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 92.65 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 94.51 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 92.70 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 91.18 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 92.52 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.99 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 95.65 four stars
2008-06 03/01/2010 81.78 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 70.29 two stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 63.92 one star
2005-06 10/01/2006 66.74 one star
2004-06 09/01/2005 67.28 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3537710
Name in IRS Master File COVENANT HOUSE NEW JERSEY INC
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(349) Other youth organization or 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, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Kevin Ryan President $216,465
Other Salaries of Note
$150,632 1.41% Mary MacDonald Associate Executive Director --
$147,614 1.38% Jill Rottmann Senior VP, Development --
$68,207 0.64% James White Executive Director $201,857

Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ) was founded and incorporated in 1989. CHNJ is the largest provider in the state of services to homeless and at-risk adolescents under the age of 22. In addition to food, shelter, clothing, and crisis care, CHNJ provides health care, educational and vocational services, counseling, drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal services, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, street outreach, and aftercare. Last year, we served over 2,000 young people. Tonight alone, we will give 110 homeless adolescents and 19 babies in North and South Jersey a safe and caring place to sleep. Our Crisis Centers provide our kids with a safe haven to live while they stabilize their crises and work on a plan to transition to a stable living environment where they can continue to progress in their life goals.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House New Jersey (NJ) 95.00 four stars
Bethel Bible Village (TN) 91.23 four stars
Youth Eastside Services (WA) 87.17 three stars
Friends of Yemin Orde (MD) 93.12 four stars
Straight Ahead Ministries (MA) 92.30 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Covenant House New Jersey
330 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 621-8705
fax: (973) 286-0190
EIN: 13-3537710

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Robert J. Williams
Chairman

CEO

Jim White
President, CEO

[ X ]

Did You Know We Are a Charity, Too?

If even a third of the 7 million people who visited our site last year had donated a dollar to Charity Navigator, we would comfortably meet our annual budget and be able to do what so many of you ask us to do every day--rate more charities!

With the support of users like you, we are currently investing in staff and technology. This will allow us to improve the search and organizational features of our site, making it easier to find the information that matters most to you. We will also continue to enhance our evaluation system and metrics.

So, whether you're a first time visitor or a long time user, we ask for your help in achieving our goal. Your gift of any size is most deeply appreciated! Thank You!

With the support of users like you, we are making it easier to find the info that matters most. Thank you!

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help Center