Spero in Cambridge, Massachusetts (MA)

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Spero
Employer Identification Number (EIN)203350243
Name of OrganizationSpero
In Care of NameScott Liston
Address111 Inman Street Unit A, Cambridge, MA 02139-1207
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date05/2006
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2013
Assets$25,000 to $99,999
Income$25,000 to $99,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$42,892
Amount of Income$63,132
Form 990 Revenue Amount$63,132
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations: Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution


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Amount of income in 2013: $63,132 (it was $75,121 in 2012)
This organization: 

 $63,132
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $72,190

Assets in 2013: $42,892 (it was $53,622 in 2012)
This organization: 

 $42,892
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $42,723

Expenses in 2013: $73,862
This organization: 

 $73,862
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $42,209

Income to expenses ratio in 2013: 0.9
Spero: 

 0.9
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 0.4

Grants share in income in 2013: 100.0%
This organization: 

 100.0%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 4.7%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
201120122013
Total revenue$22,017$49,357$63,132
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$0$0$63,132
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$0$0$0
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0
Investment income$0$7$0
Gain/Loss from sale of assets other than inventory$0$0$0
Net income/loss from gaming and fundraising events$22,017$49,350$0
Gross profit/loss from sales of inventory$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0
Total expenses$20,000$28,826$73,862
Total net assets$33,091$53,622$42,892
Excess/Deficit for the year$2,017$20,531$-10,730
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$31,074$33,091$53,622
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$53,622$42,892
Balance Sheets
201120122013
Total assets$33,091$53,622$42,892
Total liabilities$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances$33,091$53,622$42,892
Other Information
201120122013
Did the organization engage in any significant activity not previously reported to the IRS?NoNo
Were any significant changes made to the organizing or governing documents?NoNo
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year from business activitiesNoNoNo
Has the organization filed a Form 990-T for the year?NoNo
Did the organization undergo a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or significant disposition of net assets during the year?NoNo
Amount of political expenditures, direct or indirect$0$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?NoNo
Did the organization borrow from, or make any loans to, any officer, director, trustee, or key employee or were any such loans made in a prior year and still outstanding at the end of the tax year covered by this return?NoNo
Total amount involved$0$0
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0$0$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0$0$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year, or did it engage in an excess benefit transaction in a prior year that has not been reported on any of its prior Forms 990 or 990-EZ?NoNo
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?NoNo
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2013)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Number of organizations supported0
Sum of amounts of support$0
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2009 - 2013)
2009 - 2013 Total
Public support$265,038
Subtotal$265,038
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$265,038
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$0
Gross receipts from activities that are not an unrelated trade or business under section 513$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Less$0
Amounts received from disqualified persons$0
Amounts received from other than disqualified persons that exceed the greater of $5,000 or 1% of the total support$0
Total support$265,038
Public support$265,038
Subtotal$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$0
Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$0
Net income from unrelated business activities, whether or not the business is regularly carried on$0
Other income$0
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Number of organizations performing similar types of work
Alaska6
Alabama40
Arkansas22
Arizona64
California413
Colorado82
Connecticut60
District of Columbia24
Delaware23
Florida243
Georgia99
Hawaii14
Iowa31
Idaho14
Illinois135
Indiana57
Kansas27
Kentucky41
Louisiana31
Massachusetts116
Maryland90
Maine12
Michigan90
Minnesota68
Missouri61
Mississippi13
Montana14
North Carolina108
North Dakota7
Nebraska16
New Hampshire17
New Jersey148
New Mexico10
Nevada35
New York266
Ohio131
Oklahoma35
Oregon47
Pennsylvania143
Rhode Island26
South Carolina46
South Dakota11
Tennessee50
Texas243
Utah31
Virginia114
Vermont7
Washington72
Wisconsin58
West Virginia18
Wyoming8
International7
Total3,544

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