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Human Services : Homeless Services

HomeFront, NJ

Helping families break the cycle of poverty

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four stars

96.46

1880 Princeton Avenue Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
tel: (609) 989-9417   Web Site
EIN: 22-3165145

Board Leadership
Allen M. Silk
Chair

CEO
Connie Mercer
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1998, HomeFront provides a comprehensive network of services for the poor and homeless in Mercer County, New Jersey. HomeFront programs provide emergency shelter and transitional and affordable housing. Our mission is to meet the immediate needs of food, shelter and safety and to help the troubled families break from the cycle of poverty. We work with single mothers, single fathers and families with histories of domestic violence, child abuse, drug abuse and intergenerational welfare. We also work with normal families who just cannot make ends meet in a declining economy. HomeFront programs support education and employment for both children and parents.

Founded in 1998, HomeFront provides a comprehensive network of services for the poor and homeless in Mercer County, New Jersey. HomeFront programs provide emergency shelter and transitional and affordable housing. Our mission is to meet the immediate needs of food, shelter and safety and to help the troubled families break from the cycle of poverty. We work with single mothers, single fathers and families with histories of domestic violence, child abuse, drug abuse and intergenerational welfare. We also work with normal families who just cannot make ends meet in a declining economy. HomeFront programs support education and employment for both children and parents.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Total number of clients experiencing homelessness
569
Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
113
Number of students receiving homework help
393
Number of people no longer living in unaffordable, overcrowded housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
300
Number of clients satisfied with employment training services
73
Number of clients served
23,000
Number of volunteers
1,600
Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes
423
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
91.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth 14.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HomeFront, NJ on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by HomeFront, NJ on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HomeFront, NJ (NJ) 96.46 four stars
FACETS (VA) 87.55 three stars
Thrive DC (DC) 91.38 four stars
Homes with Hope, Inc. (CT) 90.06 four stars
Chapman Partnership (FL) 96.95 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,703,989
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $585,996
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,667,102
Total Contributions $8,957,087
   Program Service Revenue $2,592,429
Total Primary Revenue $11,549,516
   Other Revenue $44,160
TOTAL REVENUE $11,593,676
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,754,026
   Administrative Expenses $568,555
   Fundraising Expenses $340,211
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,662,792
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-69,116
   
Net Assets $9,378,714

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
Client Support Services $6,611,988 61.5%
Emergency Shelter and Services $3,313,349 30.8%
Development of Affordable Housing $828,689 7.7%

Ratings History
HomeFront, NJ has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 07/01/2019 96.46 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 94.00 four stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 91.46 four stars
2015-09 09/01/2017 87.62 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 86.67 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 87.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 90.61 four stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 82.02 three stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 92.24 four stars
2011-09 09/01/2012 92.25 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 92.26 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 89.44 three stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 88.39 three stars
2007-09 10/01/2008 91.38 four stars
2006-09 12/01/2007 91.50 four stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 91.58 four stars
2004-09 10/01/2005 91.61 four 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 22-3165145
Name in IRS Master File HOMEFRONT INC
NTEE Code B94
NTEE Classification Parent/Teacher Group
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,768 1.32% Constance Mercer Myers Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
HomeFront, NJ (NJ) 96.46 four stars
Sheffield Place (MO) 100.00 four stars
The Shade Tree (NV) 87.64 three stars
The Samaritan Inn (TX) 92.55 four stars
Lantern House (UT) 87.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

HomeFront, NJ
1880 Princeton Avenue
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
tel: (609) 989-9417
fax: (609) 989-9423
EIN: 22-3165145

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Board Leadership

Allen M. Silk
Chair

CEO

Connie Mercer
Founder, CEO

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