Better Business Bureau Report for
Inner City Impact

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2015

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Inner City Impact
Address: 3327 W. Fullerton Avenue
  Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: 800-342-2489
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1972, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To present the living Christ, primarily to unchurched inner city children and youth, discipling and integrating them into a local church.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Inner City Impact does not meet the following 3 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 8: Program Service Expense Ratio - Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.

Inner City Impact does not meet this Standard because:

  • According to the its audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, the organization spent $1,040,185 or 64% of its total expenses ($1,619,181) on program service activities.

Standard 16: Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

Inner City Impact does not meet this standard because:

  • The organization states it does not have an annual report covering activities conducted in the past year.

Standard 17: Web Site Disclosures - Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

Inner City Impact does not meet this Standard because the organization's website,, does not include all of the recommended information for those charity websites that solicit for donations. Specifically, it does not include:

  • Total income.
  • Total program expenses.
  • Total fund raising expenses.
  • Total administrative expenses.
  • End of year net assets.
  • Electronic access to the organization’s most recent IRS Form 990.
In addition, the BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight, effectiveness measures, finances, solicitation materials, donor privacy, and fundraising disclosures and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 11Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 15, 18, and 19.
Inner City Impact meets the remaining 6 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Inner City Impact has served the inner city of Chicago since 1972. Committed staff reach kids ages 5 – 18 in some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods -- Humboldt Park, Logan Square, and Cicero. Through ICI's core programs, dedicated full-time missionaries and volunteers work with children in Bible studies, one-on-one discipleship, and in a variety of Christ-centered, wholesome and fun activities. Programs include after school clubs, summer and winter camp adventures, and leadership development and sports leagues engage the kids in wholesome activities – and give them the opportunity to share the gospel.

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, Inner City Impact's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive :

Chair of the Board:
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size:

Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were 15% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,557,484, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Inner City Impact's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 2,557,484
Interest and Dividends 61,260
net realized gains 46,472
other income 41,772
Net realized losses -3,272
Total Income $2,703,716


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 64%  Fund Raising: 24%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $2,703,716
Program expenses $1,040,185
Fund raising expenses 382,016
Administrative expenses 196,980
Total expenses $1,619,181
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,084,535
Beginning net assets 2,986,898
Ending net assets 4,071,433
Total liabilities 64,741
Total assets $4,136,174

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