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Human Services : Homeless Services

Women's Lunch Place

Dignity is Everything

93.20

67 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 449-7200   Web Site
EIN: 22-2514148

Board Leadership
Mary V. Carty
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Hanlon Wigon
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.20
  Financial 91.27
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Women's Lunch Place is a safe, welcoming day shelter community, providing nutritious food and individualized services for women who are experiencing homelessness or poverty. We meet our guests where they are and treat them with dignity and respect.

Women's Lunch Place is a safe, welcoming day shelter community, providing nutritious food and individualized services for women who are experiencing homelessness or poverty. We meet our guests where they are and treat them with dignity and respect.

Financial

91.27

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.50
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.5%
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.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women's Lunch Place (MA) 93.20
Bridge House (CO) 96.66
Larkin Street Youth Services (CA) 92.80
Nicholas House (GA) 85.46
HomeFront, NJ (NJ) 96.04

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,254,736
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $901,153
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,155,889
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,155,889
   Other Revenue $-18
TOTAL REVENUE $4,155,871
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,841,581
   Administrative Expenses $157,328
   Fundraising Expenses $531,085
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,529,994
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $625,877
   
Net Assets $4,875,367

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
Guest Services $1,049,862 36.9%
Meals $898,534 31.6%
Advocacy $687,655 24.2%

Ratings History
Women's Lunch Place has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 12/01/2021 93.20
2019-06 12/01/2020 91.00
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.92
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.22
2016-06 10/01/2017 91.84
2015-06 09/01/2016 95.61
2015-06 06/01/2016 94.78
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 90.76
2013-06 05/01/2014 93.19
2012-06 09/01/2013 79.28
2012-06 05/01/2013 77.35
2011-06 12/01/2012 75.69
2011-06 04/01/2012 68.01
2010-06 09/20/2011 73.65
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 71.41
2009-06 06/01/2010 81.79
2008-06 03/01/2009 84.41
2007-06 02/01/2008 89.98
2005-08 05/01/2006 75.69
2004-08 10/01/2005 68.66

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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,835 2.71% Jennifer Hanlon Wigon Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$124,054 3.51% Judith Beckler Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women's Lunch Place (MA) 93.20
Family Promise (NJ) 100.00
Turning Points (FL) 93.63
HomeFront, NJ (NJ) 96.04
Community LINC (MO) 90.00

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Charity Contact Info

Women's Lunch Place
67 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 449-7200
EIN: 22-2514148

Mail donations to:
PO Box 170900
Boston, MA 02117

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Board Leadership

Mary V. Carty
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Hanlon Wigon
Executive Director

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