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Coalition for the Homeless

CharityWatch report issued
July 2023

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


Tax Status


Stated Mission

Nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless individuals & families; 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 06/30/2022

Program Percentage: 82%

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: $10

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

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
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 David Giffen Executive Director $326,808
2 Ann Nortz Deputy Executive Director of Policy $321,332
3 Tim Campbell Deputy Executive Director of Programs $257,461
Name: David Giffen
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $326,808
Name: Ann Nortz
Title: Deputy Executive Director of Policy
Compensation: $321,332
Name: Tim Campbell
Title: Deputy Executive Director of Programs
Compensation: $257,461

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 the affiliated entities consolidated in the Coalition's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022. All significant intercompany transactions have been eliminated in the audit consolidation.

According to the Coalition for the Homeless tax filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022 (IRS Form 990, Schedule M), the Coalition reports receiving contributions of in-kind goods on which it placed a value of $281,181.

[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.]

According to the Coalition for the Homeless and Affiliates (the Agency) consolidated audit of June 30, 2022 (Note 15-E, Commitments and Contingencies, Paycheck Protection Program Loan):

"On March 27, 2020, in response to COVID-19, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ('CARES Act'). Among many other provisions, to help businesses retain employees, the CARES Act provides relief to qualifying businesses through a program called the Paycheck Protection Program ('PPP'). Participating in the PPP enables the business to obtain a loan from the Small Business Administration ('SBA')... The term of the loan is two years and bears interest at a fixed rate of 1% per annum. If the proceeds from the loan are used for specified purposes, some or all of the loan can be forgiven... The Agency applied for this loan and received $1,205,865 in April 2020. ... The Agency met all eligibility requirements for forgiveness of the PPP loan and was notified by the SBA that the entire PPP loan of $1,205,865 and interest was forgiven in August 2021.

"The Agency applied for a second PPP loan and received $1,560,585 in March 2021. The Agency recorded the proceeds of the PPP Loan of $1,560,585 as debt and will derecognize the liability when the loan is paid off or forgiven and legally released from the SBA. ... In February 2022, the Agency was notified by the SBA that the entire PPP loan of $1,560,585 and interest was forgiven. Loan forgiveness is included in government support in the accompanying [audited] consolidated statements of activities."

According to the Coalition for the Homeless and Affiliates (the Agency) consolidated audit of June 30, 2022 (Note 15-F, Commitments and Contingencies, Employee Retention Credit):

"During the year ended June 30, 2022, the Agency also benefitted from credits related to the passage of the CARES Act. Under the CARES Act, the Agency qualified for an Employee Retention Credit ('ERC') for wages paid to employees who were not working because of the COVID-19 crisis. As a result of the CARES Act, the Agency recorded $1,673,455 as revenue from government support."

According to the Coalition for the Homeless tax filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022, the Coalition reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding severance payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, line 4a):

"Shawn-Ann Mullen, CFO, received severance payment of $58,956 that is included in column (B)(iii) ['Other reportable compensation']."

[The reported total compensation for Shawn-Ann Mullen, CFO, is $223,435 in calendar year 2021 (Schedule J, Part II).]