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Health : Treatment and Prevention Services

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Teen Challenge Illinois

Faith based solution for the drug epidemic

3601 West Cortland Avenue Chicago, IL 60647
tel: (217) 423-9117   Web Site
EIN: 36-3093044

Board Leadership
Philip B. Schneider



Teen Challenge Illinois has historically reported fundraising expenses on their federal tax return called the Form 990. However, Teen Challenge Illinois’s most recent Form 990s for 12/2016 and 12/2017 do not list fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities are only rarely able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We have reached out to Teen Challenge Illinois for further clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

The nature of the atypical financial reporting issues identified are such that Charity Navigator has issued this CN Advisory to provide donors with information that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/07/2019 --Donor Advisory

This donor advisory was published on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

2015-12 06/01/2017 73.69 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.49 two stars
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 74.00 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 70.37 two stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 70.41 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 36-3093044
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 April, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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Charity Contact Info

Teen Challenge Illinois
3601 West Cortland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
tel: (217) 423-9117
EIN: 36-3093044

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Board Leadership

Philip B. Schneider

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