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Human Services : Homeless Services

Preble Street

Turning hunger and homelessness into opportunity and hope

four stars

93.31

38 Preble Street Portland, ME 04101
tel: (207) 775-0026   Web Site
EIN: 01-0418917

Board Leadership
John Roberts
President

CEO
Mark R. Swann, MSPA
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.31 four stars
  Financial 90.54 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

"To provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty and to advocate for solutions to those problems," Preble Street is an innovative service provider and advocate for Maine's most disadvantaged residents, responding to urgent needs and emerging problems with a solutions-oriented, collaborative approach. From a nutritious breakfast to crisis intervention, from clean clothes to healthcare, from showers to a permanent home, Preble Street operates 24/365 providing a wide range of services for both youth and adults who are homeless and living in poverty from 13 programs at seven sites in Portland, Lewiston, and Bangor, including Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Health Services, Logan Place, Florence House, Huston Commons, the Resource Center, Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter, Maine Hunger Initiative, Veterans Housing Services, Anti-Trafficking Services, and Homeless Voices for Justice.

"To provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty and to advocate for solutions to those problems," Preble Street is an innovative service provider and advocate for Maine's most disadvantaged residents, responding to urgent needs and emerging problems with a solutions-oriented, collaborative approach. From a nutritious breakfast to crisis intervention, from clean clothes to healthcare, from showers to a permanent home, Preble Street operates 24/365 providing a wide range of services for both youth and adults who are homeless and living in poverty from 13 programs at seven sites in Portland, Lewiston, and Bangor, including Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Health Services, Logan Place, Florence House, Huston Commons, the Resource Center, Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter, Maine Hunger Initiative, Veterans Housing Services, Anti-Trafficking Services, and Homeless Voices for Justice.

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Financial

four stars

90.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Preble Street on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Preble Street on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Preble Street (ME) 93.31 four stars
Shepherd's Table (MD) 97.44 four stars
Women's Lunch Place (MA) 89.92 three stars
The Gathering Place, Denver (CO) 86.21 three stars
National Council of the United States, Society of St. Vincent de Paul (MO) 86.77 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,623,665
   Federated Campaigns $373,300
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,085,889
Total Contributions $13,082,854
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $13,082,854
   Other Revenue $226,033
TOTAL REVENUE $13,308,887
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,886,011
   Administrative Expenses $1,133,713
   Fundraising Expenses $419,419
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,439,143
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-130,256
   
Net Assets $12,401,297

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
Food Programs $2,766,556 23.3%
Veteran's Housing Services $1,995,814 16.8%
Resource Center $1,626,389 13.7%

Ratings History
Preble Street has received 15 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 93.31 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2019 94.15 four stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 93.78 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.34 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 96.46 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 98.23 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.40 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 96.72 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.06 four stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 92.18 four stars
2012-06 03/01/2014 99.17 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2013 97.53 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 94.47 four stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 94.98 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 92.17 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 02/01/2011 98.78 four stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 94.53 four stars
2007-06 12/17/2008 93.96 four stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 93.78 four stars
2005-06 12/01/2006 93.94 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 01-0418917
Name in IRS Master File PREBLE STREET
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 (398) Instruction and guidance on housing
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 October, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,754 0.86% Mark R. Swann Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Preble Street (ME) 93.31 four stars
Bridge House (CO) 92.02 four stars
The Bridge Fund of New York (NY) 88.29 three stars
Homeward Bound of Marin (CA) 95.06 four stars
Homeless Empowerment Program (FL) 91.50 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Preble Street
38 Preble Street
Portland, ME 04101
tel: (207) 775-0026
fax: (207) 842-3614
EIN: 01-0418917

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Board Leadership

John Roberts
President

CEO

Mark R. Swann, MSPA
Executive Director

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