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Coalition for the Homeless

CharityWatch report issued
October 2019

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Coalition for the Homeless
129 Fulton St.
New York, NY 10038

Other Names

Bridge Homes

Tax Status


Stated Mission

Nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women & children; believes that affordable housing, sufficient food, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2018

Program Percentage: 84%

The percentage of Coalition for the Homeless's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $17

How many dollars Coalition for the Homeless spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

25% to 49%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Coalition for the Homeless IRS Form 990 13-3072967
Coalition for the Homeless & Affiliates Consolidated Audited Financial Statements Multiple
Bridge Homes IRS Form 990 13-3626917
Entity: Coalition for the Homeless
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-3072967
Entity: Coalition for the Homeless & Affiliates
Document Type: Consolidated Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple
Entity: Bridge Homes
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-3626917

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Coalition for the Homeless
meets governance benchmarks.
Coalition for the Homeless
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Mary Brosnahan President/CEO $312,750
2 David Giffen Executive Director $258,771
3 Ann Nortz Deputy Executive Director of Policy $206,467
Name: Mary Brosnahan
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $312,750
Name: David Giffen
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $258,771
Name: Ann Nortz
Title: Deputy Executive Director of Policy
Compensation: $206,467

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

CharityWatch's rating of Coalition for the Homeless also includes the financial activities of Bridge Homes, Inc., which are included in the Coalition's audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. All significant intercompany transactions have been eliminated in the audit consolidation.

According to the Coalition's fiscal 2018 consolidated audit (Note 1, Organization and Nature of Activities):

"Bridge Homes, Inc. ('BHI') is a not-for-profit entity engaged in the preparation of nutritious meals distributed by the Coalition's mobile feeding program to homeless individuals in the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. BHI is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code..."

According to the Coalition for the Homeless consolidated audit of June 30, 2018 (Note 2J, Donated Goods and Services), the Coalition reports receiving in-kind donated goods and services in fiscal 2018 on which it placed a total value of $265,123.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]