EIN 58-2634738

Quest Community Development Organization

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Quest Community Development Organization creates resilient communities and fosters social equity through collaboration and service integration. They opened Quest Commons West, a 53-unit affordable housing complex located on their campus, in November 2021. They also have other pipeline projects, including 102 units of permanent supportive housing in The Grove Park area. In 2021, two out of five Quest Cares programs placed #1 and #2 for providing the highest quality of care among Atlanta Continuum of Care providers. They also acquired additional funding to support their supportive services.
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Quest 35
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Program areas at Quest Community Development Organization

Property management:after 5 years of dedicated work, the most impressive accomplishment was fully leasing the Quest westside impact center (qwic). The qwic is a 30,000 s.f. Facility that will serve as the central hub of atlanta's westside. The qwic delivers housing, social services, and Community Development resources to the residents of atlanta's westside via three main pillars of Community Development: affordable housing, economic inclusion, and workforce Development.
Real estate development:in 2022, Quest was successful in acquiring over 90% of construction capital for the simpson, heritage village, and holly street apartments, which will add 281 units of affordable housing to the targeted geographic area. We expect to close on these projects between 2023 and early 2024. Construction completion time frame for the simpson is 18 months, heritage village is 14 months, and holly street is 11 months.
Supportive services:quest seeks to reduce/eliminate the homeless rate in metro atlanta by providing transitional and permanent supportive housing. One of the major goals of Quest is to assist residents to become economically self-sufficient. Our supportive services staff includes case managers who work with clients to improve their employability, increase their income, help them establish benefits. All of Quest's clients begin the program with no income at all or are extremely low income and fall under 100% of the federal poverty level. Residents at Quest have been chronically homeless and often suffer from the co-morbid conditions of mental health and substance abuse. Nearly half of them also have some form of physical disability, and two-thirds have a chronic health condition such a diabetes or asthma. Most are estranged from their families, have little or no source of income, and are still struggling with their addiction. They are wary of trusting others, have extremely low self-esteem, and need to re-learn simple life skills such as budgeting, personal hygiene, and basic job skills.traditional supportive housing providers adopt stringent pre-qualification criteria prior to providing permanent housing as a means of getting the homeless person "ready" for housing. Such criteria may include criminal background checks, pre-determined treatment goals for substance abuse, mental health assessments, and qualification for public assistance. Quest removes all such barriers by recognizing that housing stability is the first step towards assisting consumers in achieving self-sufficiency in the shortest possible time. Once housed, Quest provides an extensive array of supportive services for consumers who have acquired permanent supportive housing to eliminate the cycle of chronic homelessness for all consumers we serve. One of the unique aspects of Quest is that we own and manage most of our properties. As owners, Quest ensures that the properties are maintained to a high standard, promoting a healing environment for residents.
Other program includes Quest financial services and Quest engage.qfs is a professional fiduciary for the social security administration and the veterans administration. The department has added two additional offices to serve more individuals across south georgia.quest engage is the agency's business Development, marketing, Community relations, and fundraising division. In 2022, we expanded this division greatly by hiring a director of Community engagement and a marketing director. These individuals are tasked with building the Quest brand, increasing opportunities for Community collaboration, and enhancing our fundraising capacity. Also in 2022, Quest launched the westside wise podcast (wwp) which provides a wealth of information to maintain westside atlanta's historical legacy. Wwp is a vehicle to create conversations in search of solutions to help elevate the quality of life for the communities we serve on atlanta's historic westside. Although wwp episodes are focused on the westside of atlanta, we understand that the issues we are battling are nationwide in every urban center and we seek to be a unifying force in the fight for a better future for the most vulnerable populations among us.

Who funds Quest Community Development Organization

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
NeighborWorks AmericaGeneral Support$664,000
The Community Foundation for Greater AtlantaHousing and Shelter$616,522
National Cooperative Bank (NCB)For Capacity Building and Business Growth$277,778
...and 8 more grants received

Personnel at Quest Community Development Organization

Leonard AdamsChief Executive Officer$268,773
Leonard L. Adams JR.President and Chief Executive Officer
Melanie FaisonChief Operating Officer
Kendon WarrenChief Financial Officer$111,678
Marilyn BentonDirector of Finance
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for Quest Community Development Organization

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,558,652
Program services$934,325
Investment income and dividends$73,427
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,255,809
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$547
Total revenues$5,822,760

Form 990s for Quest Community Development Organization

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-15990View PDF
2021-122023-10-05990View PDF
2021-122022-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-12990View PDF
2019-122021-03-31990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
December 28, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
December 28, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
December 24, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
November 27, 2023
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $1,650,000 from The Arthur M Blank Family Foundation
July 16, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Human service organizationsHousing and shelter organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Human servicesCommunity improvementHomelessness
Receives government fundingManagement and technical assistanceTax deductible donations
General information
299 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Metro area
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
Website URL
(678) 705-5318
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P85: Homeless Persons Centers and Services
NAICS code, primary
62422: Community Housing Services
Parent/child status
Central organization
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