EIN 04-2393108

The Charles River Center

IRS 501(c) type
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To empower and support people with developmental disabilities by offering high-quality, individualized opportunities that foster independence and community inclusion. We provide day, residential and educational services.
Also known as...
Charles River Association for Retarded Citizens
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Program areas at The Charles River Center

Day services - The day services consist of employment services and therapeutic day services. Our employment services encourage individuals to explore career interests and develop job skills. Assisted by job coaches, many participants are placed individually or as a member of a crew in jobs within a variety of community businesses. Job training and employment are at The forefront but individuals also volunteer in The community, exercise at The ymca, participate in our horticultural program,take computer and cooking classes and take part in other meaningful activities. Our therapeutic day services are available to adults with complex needs; these programs offer physical, occupational, speech and music therapies, with full-time nursing supervision. Participants focus on maximizing daily living skills, volunteerism and engaging activities such as cooking, computer use, music, arts and crafts and fitness.
Family support - this division offers a broad range of recreational programs, advocacy services, seminars and a multitude of resources to participating families. From after school and vacation programs for children to extended day recreational activities for adults to The ellie bloom olympics for all. Family support empowers families with information, helps them network with community resources and provides support and relief from The constant care required by a child or adult with a developmental disability.
Residential services - The Charles River Center provides housing to adults with developmental disabilities. We have 22 residences in 8 different communities. Assistance varies from intensive staffing for some residences to intermittent assistance for individuals living in their own apartments. Individuals are assisted with meal preparation, personal care and hygiene and social skill development. All individuals are encouraged to develop friendships in their neighborhoods and to participate in community events.

Who funds The Charles River Center

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Christopher and Dana Reeve FoundationFacility Accessibility Modifications$25,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$21,625
United Way WorldwideGeneral Charitable Operation$20,222
...and 13 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentSUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES$3,043,955
Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentHOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM$280,000
...and 4 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at The Charles River Center

Anne-Marie BajwaPresident and Chief Executive Officer$238,827
Joy JoinedChief Operating Officer
Joy ReedChief Operations Officer$42,459
Anna BrodziakChief Financial Officer$129,211
Hilary RyanVice President , Development
...and 12 more key personnel

Financials for The Charles River Center

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$23,054,085
Program services$3,810,555
Investment income and dividends$472,454
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$144,038
Net income from fundraising events$9,369
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$31,135
Total revenues$27,521,636

Form 990s for The Charles River Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-11990View PDF
2019-062019-12-27990View PDF
2018-062019-03-15990View PDF
2017-062018-01-19990View PDF
2016-062017-04-05990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
October 21, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
October 15, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $25,000 from Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $20,222 from United Way Worldwide
August 1, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Human service organizationsDevelopmentally disabled centersHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
HealthHuman servicesDiseases and disordersDevelopmentally disabledJobs and employment
Fundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
59 East Militia Rd
Needham, MA 02492
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Norfolk County, MA
Website URL
(781) 972-1000
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P82: Developmentally Disabled Centers and Services
NAICS code, primary
623210: Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
Parent/child status
Central organization
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