CharityWatch REPORT
Issued February 2016

Contact & General Information

Covenant House
5 Penn Plaza
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tax Status: Multiple

Other Names

Covenant House International
Under 21 / Covenant House New York
Under 21 / Covenant House Pennsylvania
Charities often solicit donors under multiple names. CharityWatch is aware of this charity soliciting donors using the above names.

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Stated Mission

Shelters, protects and advocates on behalf of homeless, trafficked and sexually exploited youth.
Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/14

Program Percentage :  72 %

Calculated Total Expenses (rounded) :  $155,000,000 

A charity's Program % is the percentage of its cash budget it spends on Programs relative to Overhead (Fundraising and Management & General Expenses)

Cost to Raise $100 :  $ 22

Calculated Total Contributions (rounded) :  $109,000,000 

Cost to Raise $100 signifies how many dollars a charity spends on Fundraising to raise each $100 of Contributions.

Joint Costs

Covenant House's rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

        Program %         Cost to Raise $100
73% $20
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating. See the CRITERIA to learn more about Joint Costs.

Government Funding

CharityWatch calculates the percentage of a charity's cash revenue received from government sources for informational purposes for those donors who would like to factor a charity's range of government funding into their giving decisions. Donors should keep in mind that funding from the government does not automatically signal that a charity is well-governed and/or more efficient than other charities.

For the reporting year rated by CharityWatch, this charity received cash grants/contributions from government sources within a range of:

0% to 24%

Financial Documents

Covenant House's rating is based on CharityWatch's in-depth analysis of the following documents for the fiscal year represented:

Entity Document Type Tax Id #
Covenant House and Affiliates Consolidated Audited Financial Statements Multiple
Covenant House IRS Form 990 13-2725416
Covenant House Missouri IRS Form 990 43-1821599
Covenant House Michigan IRS Form 990 38-3351777
Covenant House Florida IRS Form 990 59-2323607
Covenant House California IRS Form 990 13-3391210
Covenant House Alaska IRS Form 990 13-3419755
Covenant House Georgia IRS Form 990 13-3523561
Covenant House Western Avenue IRS Form 990 95-4395845
Covenant House Texas IRS Form 990 76-0050882
Covenant House New Orleans IRS Form 990 58-1669937
Covenant House New Jersey IRS Form 990 13-3537710
Covenant House Washington DC IRS Form 990 13-3537709
Under 21 / Covenant House New York IRS Form 990 13-3076376
Under 21 / Covenant House Pennsylvania IRS Form 990 23-3003176

See the CRITERIA to learn why CharityWatch analyzes multiple documents before computing a charity's rating.

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