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2016 Metro Market Study


Charitable Sector Profile: Chicago

Charity Navigator's eleventh annual study examined the differences that exist in the financial, accountability and transparency practices of charities located in 30 metropolitan markets across America. The 266 largest charities in Chicago exhibited the following:

Rating Dimensions Chicago National*
Financial Score 85.82 87.13
A&T Score 93.00 92.00
Overall Score 88.02 87.64
Financial Metrics Chicago National*
Program Expenses 80.4% 81.5%
Administrative Expenses 9.7% 9.3%
Fundraising Expenses 8.2% 7.8%
Fundraising Efficiency $0.100 $0.090
Program Expense Growth 3.7% 4.3%
Working Capital Ratio 0.96 1.13
Liabilities to Assets Ratio 14.2% 10.0%
Accountability & Transparency Metrics Chicago National*
Any Donor Privacy Policy 42.3% 35.6%
Strict Donor Privacy Policy 38.8% 31.3%
Form 990 Made Public 55.0% 52.1%
Audited Financials Made Public 55.4% 49.2%
Board Members Listed 92.7% 91.5%
Key Staff Listed 93.5% 92.0%
Size Metrics Chicago National*
Excess (or deficit) $181,430 $115,783
Total Assets $5,145,704 $6,037,946
Total Contributions $3,026,862 $2,894,014
Total Revenue $4,174,714 $3,795,549
Total Expenses $3,753,983 $3,491,505
CEO Compensation $132,733 $126,450

* Median values



FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sandra Miniutti, Vice President, Marketing
(201) 818-1288 x105
media@charitynavigator.org

© 2016 Charity Navigator. Note: all data are based on Charity Navigator's August 2016 Metro Market Charitable Analysis Study. These sector reports do not claim to represent median/mean data for all charities. Charity Navigator is the largest evaluator of 501 (c) (3) charities in the U.S.

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