Highway City Community Development Inc

Helping People Help Themselves

aka Highway City Thrift Store   |   Fresno, CA   |
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Highway City Community Development Inc

EIN: 77-0459711


Our mission is to work in the West of 99/Central Unified area (Fresno, CA- 55,000 residents) to stimulate community development and enlist resident leadership to improve the economic, physical, and holistic infrastructures, thereby bringing hope and revitalization to the community.

Ruling year info


Executive Director/CEO

April Henry Mrs.

Main address

4718 N Polk Ave

Fresno, CA 93722 USA

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Subject area info



Public affairs

Sustainable development

Community improvement

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Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our work focuses on revitalizing the area West of 99 in Northwest Fresno (Central Unified School district) by bringing resources & infrastructure to neglected neighborhoods in our community. These distressed neighborhoods suffer from high poverty rates, low mobility, and limited access to resources. We are working with partners and collaborating organizations to bring sustainable change to the area through development, resources, information, and education.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Access to Health Care

Due to the low access to healthcare in our area, our community resource center has partnered with several healthcare agencies to bring medical services for children and adults to the area including childhood vaccines, pandemic care & screening, health exams and physicals, dental care, and vision services. We extend those services with a referral system, telehealth access, and transportation.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provide healthy produce/food to families in areas with low access/mobility to these items in the time periods where the school district is on large breaks (Spring, Holiday, Summer) so families in our underserved/underresourced areas have access.

Population(s) Served

The area West of 99 suffers from a lack of infrastructure and resources to provide basic needs to families with low mobility, poverty, and networking with resources or services and programs. We work with & collaborate with organizations to bring those resources to our area, to change outcomes & circumstances, usually through community events that attract a strong response, so families have access to and the ability to find resources that can actually change outcomes, especially in health, housing, and education arenas- moving people from a "Survive to Thrive" mentality/lifestyle.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

With little access to programs that revolve around the arts and culture in our diverse community- we strive to offer opportunities for our children and youth to showcase their talents by offering seasonal art and music contests that have scholarship and award potential that is then showcased in our center in a gallery setting.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth

Offering Parenting courses that have the potential for positive life change outcomes with services in financial literacy, parenting classes, healthy cooking, computer literacy, health education, parent support groups.
Resident-led advocacy groups lead discussions into action for change based on asset-based community development principles with resident leadership being at the forefront.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Advocating and policy change consultants for affordable housing with potential for housing development linking in financial literacy, homeownership preparation, and tenant education.

Population(s) Served

Local, small business support for businesses based West of the 99 (Fresno, CA) in our community for our community. Marketing guidance and a resource guide developed with just those businesses is updated and utilized by residents and businesses alike as a support system. Consultation and resources are available to those interested in starting a small business from legal documents to marketing guidance and supports as well as looking for resources and support during the pandemic.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Healthy and resilient communities that have been moved from a "Survive to Thrive" thought process by increasing personal and organizational capacities in the area.

Programs that educate youth and adults: Afterschool tutoring, English language classes, Budgeting courses, and jobs training. Building a Community Resource center to provide a HUB for activity to include a Library, Health and family Resource services. Collaborating with builders and city leadership to bridge and build infrastructure in our area. Networking with organizations to bring in resources that can actually change circumstances.


Highway City Community Development Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.09 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 33% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Highway City Community Development Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Highway City Community Development Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Highway City Community Development Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$29,136 -$13,092 $1,020,683 $51,819 $68,727
As % of expenses -9.4% -1.8% 447.9% 34.0% 38.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$32,042 -$15,703 $1,018,390 -$12,580 $25,628
As % of expenses -10.3% -2.2% 442.4% -5.8% 11.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $279,569 $707,487 $1,248,580 $204,241 $248,851
Total revenue, % change over prior year -7.4% 153.1% 76.5% -83.6% 21.8%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 2.8% 37.8% 31.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.3% 6.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 97.2% 53.9% 62.4%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $308,701 $720,579 $227,897 $152,422 $180,124
Total expenses, % change over prior year -2.7% 133.4% -68.4% -33.1% 18.2%
Personnel 61.6% 22.0% 60.1% 52.9% 66.2%
Professional fees 3.3% 1.4% 4.0% 4.0% 4.0%
Occupancy 22.7% 10.8% 23.6% 17.1% 18.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 12.4% 65.7% 12.2% 25.3% 11.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $311,607 $723,190 $230,190 $216,821 $223,223
One month of savings $25,725 $60,048 $18,991 $12,702 $15,010
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $13,334 $13,333
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $1,287,606 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $337,332 $783,238 $1,536,787 $242,857 $251,566

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 9.7 1.0 4.3 10.6 8.1
Months of cash and investments 9.7 1.0 4.3 10.6 8.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.4 1.2 -0.3 3.8 6.4
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $250,218 $57,587 $80,868 $134,034 $121,314
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $1,543 $2,736 $0 $10,463 $10,086
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $192,271 $192,271 $1,436,649 $1,412,974 $1,421,553
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 23.9% 25.3% 0.5% 4.6% 7.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 50.3% 21.2% 18.1% 18.6% 13.6%
Unrestricted net assets $234,008 $218,305 $1,236,695 $1,224,115 $1,249,743
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $234,008 $218,305 $1,236,695 $1,224,115 $1,249,743

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director/CEO

April Henry Mrs.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Highway City Community Development Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highway City Community Development Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Antonio Robinson

Retired NAS Lemoore, Asst. Fire Chief

Board co-chair

Jim Maxey

JD Food & Certified Meat Company

Mike McCreary

Retired-President: United Valley Insurance

Ed Winchester

Retired-Former City of Fresno Police Chief

Anton Pointer

Owner: Pointer's Kemp Kwon Do

Elizabeth Pearce

State of CA Proctor, Independent Bookkeeper

Erin English

School Principal, Central Unified

Christina Harley

Tech Specialist

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

No data


Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/19/2023

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  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.


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