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2017 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 276 largest charities in Chicago exhibited the following:

Rating Dimensions Chicago National*
Financial Score 87.00 87.18
A&T Score 93.00 92.00
Overall Score 88.53 87.77
Financial Metrics Chicago National*
Program Expenses 80.6% 81.4%
Administrative Expenses 9.7% 9.4%
Fundraising Expenses 8.4% 7.9%
Fundraising Efficiency $0.090 $0.090
Program Expense Growth 4.8% 4.4%
Working Capital Ratio 0.94 1.12
Liabilities to Assets Ratio 12.7% 9.7%
Accountability & Transparency Metrics Chicago National*
Any Donor Privacy Policy 42.6% 38.6%
Strict Donor Privacy Policy 40.0% 34.0%
Form 990 Made Public 53.6% 52.8%
Audited Financials Made Public 54.0% 50.0%
Board Members Listed 94.7% 92.0%
Key Staff Listed 95.5% 92.7%
Size Metrics Chicago National*
Excess (or deficit) $179,953 $106,260
Total Assets $5,481,840 $6,008,511
Total Contributions $3,044,005 $2,866,657
Total Revenue $4,077,465 $3,796,085
Total Expenses $3,807,312 $3,495,236
CEO Compensation $132,509 $129,343

* Median values



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

© 2017 Charity Navigator. Note: all data are based on Charity Navigator's May 2017 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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