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Women's Lunch Place

Dignity is everything

four stars

91.84

67 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 449-7196   Web Site
EIN: 22-2514148

Board Leadership
Anthony Leonard
President

CEO
Elizabeth Keeley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.84 four stars
  Financial 89.19 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1982, thousands of women in Greater Boston have found refuge and welcome at Women's Lunch Place.

Women's Lunch Place provides a safe, comfortable day time shelter, nutritious food, and vital services for women experiencing homelessness or poverty. We treat women with dignity and respect, and foster a community committed to meeting each woman's needs.

We are open six days a week, year-round, to serve anyone who identifies as a woman, with no requirements to receive any service. In the words of one guest, "I was half a person in the street and they put me together."

Since 1982, thousands of women in Greater Boston have found refuge and welcome at Women's Lunch Place.

Women's Lunch Place provides a safe, comfortable day time shelter, nutritious food, and vital services for women experiencing homelessness or poverty. We treat women with dignity and respect, and foster a community committed to meeting each woman's needs.

We are open six days a week, year-round, to serve anyone who identifies as a woman, with no requirements to receive any service. In the words of one guest, "I was half a person in the street and they put me together."

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2015
Number of meals served
85,575
Percentage of guests reporting that programs have made a positive difference in their lives
98
Number of advocacy visits to provide individual supportive services
2,085
Number of guests who have improved or stabilized their housing situation
121
Number of guests who attended an educational workshop or class such as computing skills
262
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Financial

three stars

89.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.58
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women's Lunch Place on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women's Lunch Place on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women's Lunch Place (MA) 91.84 four stars
The Action Center (CO) 92.92 four stars
The Urban Ministry Center (NC) 96.66 four stars
ForKids, inc. (VA) 92.22 four stars
Turning Points (FL) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,101,503
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $870,877
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,000
Total Contributions $2,975,380
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,975,380
   Other Revenue $-33,263
TOTAL REVENUE $2,942,117
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,045,540
   Administrative Expenses $212,818
   Fundraising Expenses $485,635
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,743,993
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $198,124
   
Net Assets $4,027,724

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
Meals $774,451 37.9%
Guest Services $672,763 32.9%
Advocacy $598,326 29.3%

Ratings History
Women's Lunch Place has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 91.84 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 95.61 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 94.78 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 90.76 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 93.19 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 79.28 two stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 77.35 two stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 75.69 two stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 68.01 one star
2010-06 09/20/2011 73.65 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 71.41 two stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 81.79 three stars
2008-06 03/01/2009 84.41 three stars
2007-06 02/01/2008 89.98 three stars
2005-08 05/01/2006 75.69 two stars
2004-08 10/01/2005 68.66 one star

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

EIN 22-2514148
Name in IRS Master File WOMENS LUNCH PLACE INC
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)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(296) Community center
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, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,408 5.11% Elizabeth Keeley Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women's Lunch Place (MA) 91.84 four stars
Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless (OK) 92.22 four stars
Siena/Francis House (NE) 97.68 four stars
Project HOME (PA) 94.75 four stars
Bridges Outreach (NJ) 89.90 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Women's Lunch Place
67 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 449-7196
fax: (617) 267-6803
EIN: 22-2514148

Mail donations to:
PO Box 170900
Boston, MA 02117

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Board Leadership

Anthony Leonard
President

CEO

Elizabeth Keeley
Executive Director

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