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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Covenant House New Jersey

Opening doors for homeless youth

four stars

93.10

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 93.10 four stars
  Financial 90.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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 3,000 young people. Tonight alone, we will give 180 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.

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 3,000 young people. Tonight alone, we will give 180 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.

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Financial

four stars

90.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.32
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.6%
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) 93.10 four stars
Methodist Children's Home (TX) 90.15 four stars
City House (TX) 88.81 three stars
Covenant House Washington (DC) 94.61 four stars
Straight Ahead Ministries (MA) 89.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,828,941
   Federated Campaigns $50,029
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,083,197
   Related Organizations $4,122,858
   Government Grants $2,516,889
Total Contributions $11,601,914
   Program Service Revenue $33,242
Total Primary Revenue $11,635,156
   Other Revenue $-100,903
TOTAL REVENUE $11,534,253
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,428,338
   Administrative Expenses $1,039,317
   Fundraising Expenses $1,047,422
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,515,077
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-980,824
   
Net Assets $15,404,568

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
Emergency Shelter & Crisis Care $3,161,514 30.3%
Rights of Passage $2,389,541 22.9%
Community Service Center $1,580,544 15.2%

Ratings History
Covenant House New Jersey has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 93.10 four stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 91.81 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.34 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 91.77 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.57 four stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$275,751 2.20% James White Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Covenant House New Jersey (NJ) 93.10 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Robert J. Williams
Chairman

CEO

Jim White
President, CEO

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