Better Business Bureau Report for
Center on Halsted

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Center on Halsted
Address: 3656 N. Halsted Street
  Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: 773-472-6469
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Horizons Comunity Services

Year, State Incorporated: 1974, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Center on Halsted meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Focus on HIV Testing and Prevention, Youth and Senior Services, Community and Cultural, Mental Health, Workforce Development, rentals

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Center on Halsted's program expenses were:

HIV Services 1,388,464
Youth Services 1,082,279
Community Programming Services 439,281
Senior Services 370,606
Mental Health Services 364,601
Culinary Arts Services 329,857
Education and Victim Advocacy 296,078
Volunteer Services 40,507
Total Program Expenses: $4,311,673
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Chief Executive : Modesto Valle, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Marcus Brady
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Vice President

Board Size: 24

Paid Staff Size: 72

*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, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, membership
Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,766,159, 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 Center on Halsted's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Government Grants 1,992,850
Foundation and Corporate Contributions, net 793,438
Individual Contributions, net 558,437
Rental Income 518,057
Special Events 231,472
Program Service Fees 189,962
Interest and Dividends 63,298
Other Income 45,000
Unrealized Gain 1,377
In-kind revenue, donated
Net Assets released from restrictions
Total Income $4,393,891


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 80%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $4,393,891
Program expenses $4,311,673
Fund raising expenses 349,656
Administrative expenses 701,875
Total expenses $5,363,204
Expenses in Excess of Income (969,313)
Beginning net assets 18,481,842
Ending net assets 17,682,737
Total liabilities 6,572,210
Total assets $24,254,947

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