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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Do Something

Let's Do This.

four stars

92.73

19 West 21st Street 8th Floor
New York, NY 10010
tel: (212) 254-2390   Web Site
EIN: 13-3720473

Board Leadership
John Faucher
Chairman

CEO
Aria Finger
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.73 four stars
  Financial 89.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

DoSomething.org is the largest not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change. Our digital platform is activating millions of young people to create offline impact in every US area code and in 131 countries. DoSomething members have clothed half of America's youth in homeless shelters. They've cleaned up 3.7 million cigarette butts. They've run the world's largest youth-led sports equipment drive. And more! Young people have the power and the passion to transform their communities -- you're helping them get it done.

DoSomething.org is the largest not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change. Our digital platform is activating millions of young people to create offline impact in every US area code and in 131 countries. DoSomething members have clothed half of America's youth in homeless shelters. They've cleaned up 3.7 million cigarette butts. They've run the world's largest youth-led sports equipment drive. And more! Young people have the power and the passion to transform their communities -- you're helping them get it done.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total dollars received in contributions
6,661,580
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Do Something on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Do Something on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Do Something (NY) 92.73 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia (GA) 89.82 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County (ID) 93.90 four stars
Friends of the Children, Portland (OR) 91.12 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire (NH) 88.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,766,581
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $427,514
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,194,095
   Program Service Revenue $2,465,000
Total Primary Revenue $8,659,095
   Other Revenue $563,373
TOTAL REVENUE $9,222,468
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,633,423
   Administrative Expenses $1,373,441
   Fundraising Expenses $307,892
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,314,756
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,092,288
   
Net Assets $14,912,560

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
Calls to Action Campaigns $8,633,423 100.0%

Ratings History
Do Something has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 92.73 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 92.20 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 93.37 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 95.47 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 97.09 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 97.03 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 98.87 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 98.98 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 94.94 four stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 90.35 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.37 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 93.67 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 96.07 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 94.14 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 92.53 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 70.84 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 71.46 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 13-3720473
Name in IRS Master File DO SOMETHING INC
NTEE Code O20
NTEE Classification Youth Centers, Clubs, Multipurpose
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name DO SOMETHING INC
Ruling Date December, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$209,895 2.03% Aria Finger Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$216,402 2.09% Matthew Holford Chief Technology Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Do Something (NY) 92.73 four stars
Rancho Cielo Youth Campus (CA) 88.14 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (CA) 99.18 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters A Community of Caring (MI) 87.78 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County (FL) 89.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Do Something
19 West 21st Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10010
tel: (212) 254-2390
EIN: 13-3720473

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Board Leadership

John Faucher
Chairman

CEO

Aria Finger
Chief Executive Officer

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