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Human Services : Homeless Services

Preble Street

Creating solutions for homelessness, hunger, and poverty

four stars

96.46

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

Board Leadership
Herb Janick
President

CEO
Mark Swann
Executive Director

 
 
  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 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Preble Street is to provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems. In 1975 Preble Street was founded as a neighborhood center to involve and empower homeless and low-income residents. As ideas for a more unified community resource center emerged, Preble Street launched a unique collaborative partnership of private and public agencies working together to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the homeless and low-income residents of Greater Portland, consolidating three soup kitchens, a food pantry, the City of Portland Homeless Healthcare Clinic, a day shelter, social services, a housing location program, and a homelessness prevention program.

The mission of Preble Street is to provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems. In 1975 Preble Street was founded as a neighborhood center to involve and empower homeless and low-income residents. As ideas for a more unified community resource center emerged, Preble Street launched a unique collaborative partnership of private and public agencies working together to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the homeless and low-income residents of Greater Portland, consolidating three soup kitchens, a food pantry, the City of Portland Homeless Healthcare Clinic, a day shelter, social services, a housing location program, and a homelessness prevention program.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
90.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 10.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Preble Street (ME) 96.46 four stars
United Methodist Open Door (KS) 87.52 three stars
Pine Street Inn (MA) 87.40 three stars
Samaritan Ministries (NC) 87.50 three stars
Middleton Outreach Ministry (WI) 93.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,716,513
   Federated Campaigns $325,272
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,838,212
Total Contributions $11,879,997
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,879,997
   Other Revenue $132,655
TOTAL REVENUE $12,012,652
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,005,252
   Administrative Expenses $1,062,055
   Fundraising Expenses $265,154
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,332,461
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-319,809
   
Net Assets $11,840,537

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 $2,996,916 27.2%
Veteran's Housing Services $1,600,650 14.5%
Teen Services $1,322,156 12.0%

Ratings History
Preble Street has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2004-06 12/01/2005 95.68 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
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$104,532 0.84% Mark R. Swann Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Preble Street (ME) 96.46 four stars
PADS Lake County (IL) 89.02 three stars
Turning Points (FL) 89.39 three stars
The Road Home (UT) 93.98 four stars
Shepherd's Table (MD) 87.77 three 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

Herb Janick
President

CEO

Mark Swann
Executive Director

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