Better Business Bureau Report for
Community Projects for Seniors

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Community Projects for Seniors
Address: 3073 S Chase Ave Ste 210
  Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone: 414-444-6544
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1986, Wisconsin
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: CPS delivers free holiday meals, household products & food; and provides fun activities and social opportunities, for senior citizens and handicapped individuals over the age of 50, who reside in low-income subsidized housing.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Community Projects for Seniors meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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CPS volunteers deliver more than 4,000 free hot meals on each major holiday (Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas). Two hundred volunteers prepare & package the meals, and 200 volunteers deliver the free meals right to the doors of our seniors. We also deliver care packages (food, groceries, household products) throughout the year. CPS sponsors social activities (lunch, ice cream social, bingo, live music, fun activities) and outings (4th of July picnic). We serve 200 low-income buildings in 50 cities of 8 counties in S.E. Wisconsin.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, Community Projects for Seniors's program expenses were:

Program Services - Meal Program 392,880
Total Program Expenses: $392,880
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Chief Executive : Jeffery Hansen, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Maureen Shebesta
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 11

*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, internet
Fund raising costs were 20% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $556,473, 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 Community Projects for Seniors's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Individual Contributions 496,928
Gifts - In-Kind 39,757
Special Events Revenue 34,170
Special Events - In-Kind 16,782
Program Events 2,828
Other Income 550
Special Events - Expenses -14,382
Special Events - In-Kind Expenses -16,782
Total Income $559,851


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 21%  Administrative: 3% 

Total income $559,851
Program expenses $392,880
Fund raising expenses 109,906
Administrative expenses 16,373
Total expenses $519,159
Income in Excess of Expenses 40,692
Beginning net assets 70,216
Ending net assets 110,908
Total liabilities 10,574
Total assets $121,482

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