Charity ReviewIssued: September 2015 Expires: September 2017
Metropolitan Development Council
Standards for Charity Accountability
Metropolitan Development Council does not meet the following 1 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.
Metropolitan Development Council does not meet this standard because:
The organization does not meet Standard 16 because its 2014 annual report does not provide the organization's ending net assets.
Metropolitan Development Council's mission is to develop and manage innovative programs that promote self-sufficiency and remove individuals and families from poverty.
Incorporated: 1995 in WA
Also Known As: MDC - Making a Difference in Community
Established in 1964, MDC is a non-profit community organization based in Tacoma, WA, providing services for over 29,000 clients throughout Pierce County in four program areas: Housing, Healthcare, Education, and Employment. The organization's promise is to give hope in times of crisis, care in times of need, and guidance in times of opportunity.
MDC's integrated programs first help homeless and low-income families meet their most critical needs: safety, shelter, and healthcare. Once these needs are addressed, case management services support clients in preparing for a future of self-sufficiency through educational and employment opportunities.
Housing offers a range of housing options to address the needs of each family or individual served, supported by individualized plans of services. Energy Assistance, Weatherization, and Minor Home Repair programs help low-income households pay their energy bills. Housing programs serve 11,000 individuals a year.
Healthcare provides primary medical and dental care, acute detoxification, chemical dependency treatment, and mental health counseling for nearly 6,000 homeless and low-income individuals.
Education programs help low-income, first-generation middle- and high school students graduate high school and enroll in college through academic support, college visits and admissions assistance, financial aid literacy, leadership skill building, and cultural enrichment events. Over 1,200 students participate in the programs each year, with an average of 96% graduating high school on time.
Employment programs connect almost 8,000 unemployed and underemployed individuals annually with educational resources such as post-secondary educational access, small business assistance, and job skills training that are needed to secure living wage employment.
Board Chair: Ms. Carol Knight-Wallace, Member Business Affiliation: Knight Vantage Consulting, LLC
CEO: Mr. Mark Pereboom, President & CEO Compensation:* $190,871
Board Size: 2
Staff: 200* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 1.10%
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.
The following information is based on Metropolitan Development Council Consolidated Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
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