Better Business Bureau Report for

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2018

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: Goodcity
Address: 5049 W Harrison Street
  Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: 773-473-4790
Web Address:
Also known as:Goodcity NFP
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1986, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: None

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Evaluation Conclusions


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, annual report, donor privacy, and fundraising disclosures and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 12Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19.
Goodcity meets the remaining 7 Standards for Charity Accountability. Please note that as of the date of this report 1 out of the 20Standards for Charity Accountability are not currently effective. As a result, this standard has not been applied to this evaluation.
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For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Goodcity'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 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,420,327, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


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The following information is based on Goodcity's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 689,134
Grants and Contract Revenue 620,407
Componenet Provider Income 444,316
Program 105,665
Special Events 103,069
Fiscal Agent Revenue 95,041
Technical Assistance 19,725
In-kind Donations 7,717
Other Income 6,294
Rental Income 2,600
Interest Income 1,229
Total Income $2,095,197


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $2,095,197
Program expenses $2,143,224
Fund raising expenses 94,390
Administrative expenses 177,676
Total expenses $2,415,290
Expenses in Excess of Income (320,093)
Beginning net assets 1,931,662
Ending net assets 1,576,808
Total liabilities 260,250
Total assets $1,837,058

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