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Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

ABCD is a multiservice human service organization based in Boston, MA that was founded in 1962. As of 2019 they had $198 million in revenue and $60 million in assets.

ABCD'S mission is to empower disadvantaged people by providing them with the tools to overcome poverty, live with dignity and achieve their full potential. Action for Boston Community Development's (Abcd) mission is to combat (Abcd) mission is to comb...

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Program areas at ABCD

ABCD's energy programs keep vulnerable households safe in the life-threatening cold of New England winters through its fuel assistance program and make a dramatic contribution to reducing energy costs for low-income families in communities state-wide through its weatherization and conservation programs. Studies show that conservation improvements typically save 25-35 percent of winter heating bills. (Continued on Schedule O)

ABCD's Head Start and Early Head Start programs helped nearly 3000 young children prepare for success in school and life by providing high quality early education and care. Head Start serves as a model for early education initiatives nationally, providing comprehensive services - education, health, nutrition, family services and intensive parent engagement, and advocates for the needs of young children from low-income families.

ABCD's Child Care Choices of Boston (CCCB) serves as the Child Care Resource and Referral agency for Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop. CCCB plays a key role in making child care work for everyone by providing support, resources, technical assistance, training and child care expertise to a very diverse community of more than 8,500 families and 1400 child care providers. CCCB distributed more than $57 million this year in child care vouchers to more than 13,000 children. (Continued on Schedule O)

Form 990s for ABCD

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-08Sep 15, 2020990View PDF
2018-08Oct 12, 2019990View PDF
2017-08Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-08Aug 17, 2017990View PDF
2015-08Oct 17, 2016990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for ABCD

Total grants, contributions, etc.$196,947,599
Program services$1,391,429
Investment income and dividends$415,598
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$680,873
Net income from fundraising events$-510,749
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$27,020
Total revenues$198,951,770

Vendors for ABCD

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
KPMG LLPTax accounting; Audit accounting2020-12-23
█████████Content management system software2019-08-19
████████ ███████Marketing software2019-08-19
█████ ███ ████Legal$346,9612019-08-01
█████████ ███Temporary Help$847,5792019-08-01
████████ ███It Services$334,4002019-08-01
█████ ████████ ███Security Services$275,9302019-08-01
█████████ ████████ ███Cleaning Services$411,5252019-08-01
...and three more vendors

Personnel at ABCD

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
John J. DrewPresident and Chief Executive Officer$263,367Sept. 15, 2020
Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq.Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer$205,996May 28, 2020
████████ ███████Chief Financial Officer$146,231Dec. 31, 2020
███████ █████Vice President Field Operations$171,557Aug. 31, 2019
████ ████████Vice President Workforce Develop and Its$162,594Aug. 31, 2019
██████ █████████Vice President Head Start and Childrens Services$156,703Aug. 31, 2019
██████ █████ ████████Executive Vice President$199,032Aug. 31, 2018
███████ ██ ███████Executive Director-June 20, 2018
██████ ████████Director of Operations and Planning-March 3, 2018
█████ █████Assistant Early Learning Director-Sept. 21, 2018
...and 18 more key personnel

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