Better Business Bureau Report for
Developing Communities Project

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2014

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: Developing Communities Project
Address: 212 East 95th Street
  Chicago, IL 60619
Phone: 773-928-2500
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1986, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: DCP initiated local action campaigns to improve the quality of life for residents in Greater Roseland.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Developing Communities Project does not meet the following 2 Standards for Charity Accountability.

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.

Developing Communities Project 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.

Developing Communities Project 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 12Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 14, 15, 18, and 19.
Developing Communities Project meets the remaining 6 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Developing Communities Project, Inc. (DCP) works through congregations, neighborhood groups, and organizations to engage, train, and empower grassroots leaders to organize the residents of Greater Roseland to advocate for services and public policies that improve their quality of life. When adverse and inequitable conditions are ameliorated, families are strengthened and the community is collectively redeemed.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, Developing Communities Project's program expenses were:

Personnel Costs 270,514
Professional Fees 31,148
Rent and Utilities 20,250
Equipment and Supplies 12,500
Travel, Meetings & Conf 7,378
Office Expense 5,858
Interest Expense 5,040
Depreciation 1,174
Total Program Expenses: $353,862
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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 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $577,323, 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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Source of Funds  
Government Grants 468,100
Foundation/Corporate Contributions 105,543
Membership Contributions 3,460
Individual Contributions 220
Total Income $577,323


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 93%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $577,323
Program expenses $353,862
Fund raising expenses 3,533
Administrative expenses 23,582
Total expenses $380,977
Income in Excess of Expenses 196,346
Beginning net assets 14,135
Other Changes in Net Assets 196,346
Ending net assets 210,481
Total liabilities 77,688
Total assets $288,169

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