Better Business Bureau Report for
Howard Area Community Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Howard Area Community Center
Address: 7648 North Paulina Street
  Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 773-262-6622
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1970, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Howard Area Community Center is to assist low-income individuals and families in and near Rogers Park to stabilize their lives and develop the skills necessary to become productive community members.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Howard Area Community Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Howard Area Community Center (HACC) was established in 1967 in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood as an outreach initiative of St. Jerome‘s Church.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Howard Area Community CenterHoward Area Community Center 's program expenses were:

Salaries and Related expenses 4,471,779
Donated Services 422,821
Depreciation 270,842
Professional Fees and Services 224,103
Program Food 206,911
Supplies 204,329
Partcipant Services 189,365
Outside Rent and Utilities 114,138
Building and Utilities 110,535
Insurance 63,607
Telephone 44,890
Staff Development 35,357
Miscellaneous 26,480
Equipment Leases and Maintenance 20,650
Investments, bank, and loan charges 15,167
Staff Travel 14,729
Equipment Purchases 14,350
Outside printing and duplicating costs 11,593
Postage and Courier Service 9,636
Publications, subscriptions, and dues 9,134
Vehicle 1,789
Total Program Expenses: $6,482,205
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Chief Executive : Bruce Rasey, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Board of Directors
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President of the Board Board is an VP attorney with JPMorgan Chase

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 150

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $6,951,812, 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 Howard Area Community CenterHoward Area Community CenterHoward Area Community CenterHoward Area Community CenterHoward Area Community CenterHoward Area Community Center 's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Fees and Grants from other government agencies 5,922,859
Public Support 1,028,953
Program Service fees and memberships 124,460
Miscellaneous Income 122,155
Investment Income 2,416
Total Income $7,200,843


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $7,200,843
Program expenses $6,482,205
Fund raising expenses 150,698
Administrative expenses 698,974
Total expenses $7,331,877
Expenses in Excess of Income (131,034)
Beginning net assets 4,837,339
Other Changes in Net Assets (9,513)
Ending net assets 4,696,792
Total liabilities 528,767
Total assets $5,225,559

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