Better Business Bureau Report for
Bridge Communities, Inc.

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Bridge Communities, Inc.
Address: 505 Crescent Blvd.
  Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: 630-545-0610
Web Address:
Also known as:Bridge Communities
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1990, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Bridge Communities is a dynamic, grassroots, non-profit organization committed to transforming the lives of homeless families in DuPage County through partnering with talented, resourceful individuals and groups in the community. Their program of housing, mentoring and empowering families focuses on moving them towards a goal of self-sufficiency.

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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 and solicitation materials and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 2Standards for Charity Accountability: 3 and 15.
Bridge Communities, Inc. meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Bridge Communities is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to inspire and affect change by advocating for homeless families, provide services and opportunities that connect families to a better future and collaborate with faith-based partners, community groups and businesses to leverage resources and create long-term solutions.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Bridge Communities, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : John Hayner, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Tim MacKenzie
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Managing Director, Merit Capital

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 19

*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
Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,704,292, 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 Bridge Communities, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Capital Campaign pledges and donations 1,373,824
Program Partners 742,578
Individual Donations 671,656
Corporate and Foundation 327,117
Rental Income 322,656
Government Grants 213,363
Special events 164,010
Capital Grants 94,138
In-Kind Revenue 74,344
Investment Return 50,561
Community Organizations 43,262
Miscellaneous Income 14,620
Total Income $4,092,129


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $4,092,129
Program expenses $2,462,818
Fund raising expenses 315,552
Administrative expenses 194,225
Total expenses $2,972,595
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,119,534
Beginning net assets 8,107,422
Ending net assets 9,276,934
Total liabilities 2,688,667
Total assets $11,965,601

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