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Human Services : Social Services

Dress for Success Houston

We are truly beyond the suit

90.58

3310 Eastside Street Houston, TX 77098
tel: (713) 957-3779   Web Site
EIN: 76-0579697

Board Leadership
Chris Bradshaw
Chairman

CEO
Lauren Levicki Courville
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.58
  Financial 87.30
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Dress for Success Houston has been addressing the needs of women in the Greater Houston area since 1998. Our purpose is to offer long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty. Dress for Success Houston is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. We provide each client with professional attire to secure employment, and we are about much more than simply a new outfit. Besides physically equipping the client with apparel and accessories, our programs furnish her with a confidence that she carries forever and the knowledge that she can actively define her life, the direction she takes and what success means to her. In addition to suiting we offer pre-employment classes, career education and programs dedicated to transitioning women veterans to the civilian workforce.

Dress for Success Houston has been addressing the needs of women in the Greater Houston area since 1998. Our purpose is to offer long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty. Dress for Success Houston is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. We provide each client with professional attire to secure employment, and we are about much more than simply a new outfit. Besides physically equipping the client with apparel and accessories, our programs furnish her with a confidence that she carries forever and the knowledge that she can actively define her life, the direction she takes and what success means to her. In addition to suiting we offer pre-employment classes, career education and programs dedicated to transitioning women veterans to the civilian workforce.

Financial

87.30

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.05
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dress for Success Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dress for Success Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dress for Success Houston (TX) 90.58
Jobs for the Future (MA) 85.06
The HOPE Program (NY) 90.82
Jewish Vocational Service of Boston (MA) 91.67
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin (WI) 89.39

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,863,909
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $597,707
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,461,616
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,461,616
   Other Revenue $246,311
TOTAL REVENUE $2,707,927
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,804,248
   Administrative Expenses $147,447
   Fundraising Expenses $354,760
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,306,455
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $401,472
   
Net Assets $15,422,011

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Dress for Success Houston has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 90.58
2018-12 12/01/2019 90.44
2017-12 05/01/2019 94.63
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.77
2015-12 04/01/2017 90.89
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.69
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 90.67
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.60
2012-12 04/01/2014 88.69
2011-12 06/01/2013 91.01
2010-12 12/01/2011 95.99
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.09
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 93.06
2008-12 05/01/2010 92.85
2007-12 02/01/2009 92.41
2006-12 02/01/2008 74.83
2005-12 02/01/2007 76.13
2004-12 05/01/2006 78.89
2003-12 09/01/2005 98.78

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

EIN 76-0579697
Name in IRS Master File DRESS FOR SUCCESS HOUSTON
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 September, 1998
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
$155,000 6.72% Lauren Levicki Courville President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dress for Success Houston (TX) 90.58
Urban Alliance (DC) 94.69
NPower Inc. (NY) 93.63
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin (WI) 89.39
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NY) 88.03

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Charity Contact Info

Dress for Success Houston
3310 Eastside Street
Houston, TX 77098
tel: (713) 957-3779
EIN: 76-0579697

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Board Leadership

Chris Bradshaw
Chairman

CEO

Lauren Levicki Courville
President

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