Calcutta House (Philadelphia, PA)


  • Name:Mr. Joseph Tozzi
  • Title:Director, Development and Communications

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Calcutta House
  • Address:1601 West Girard Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:215-684-4080
  • Main fax:215-684-0490

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:267-687-4760

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Calcutta House provides housing and highly supportive services for people living with AIDS in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley region. This mission is based on the premise that housing is the foundation for the most effective and compassionate treatment, management, and prevention of the disease. Customized support services, responsive to the individual, are delivered with the conviction that self-empowerment will advance attainable goals enabling a resident to realize his/her full potential while adhering to treatment and care plans.

  • History:
  • In February of 1987, a group of Mother Teresa’s Brothers of Charity opened a 5 bed facility in a four-story row house in West Philadelphia to bring compassionate care to homeless individuals who were at the end stages of AIDS. It was the first facility in Philadelphia to provide housing and supportive services for individuals with AIDS, and continues today as the only such agency in the City and the greater Delaware Valley region as well as a leader in providing such service. In 1989, the Brothers left Philadelphia for other assignments, and conferred the administration and operation of Calcutta House to a group of volunteers, who quickly established Calcutta House as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and formed a Board of Directors to oversee the it.

    As those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS grew, so too the need for the type of services offered by Calcutta House. In 1996, a new, larger facility was opened to provide such skilled personal care for twelve individuals, as well as a renovated adjoining property which provided four one-bedroom apartments for those able to live more independently. Later, another adjoining property was rehabilitated to provide six additional beds creating an 18 bed residential facility. In 2004, Serenity Court, a 9 bed facility that serves those who are very ill or dying from AIDS, was opened. Throughout this transformation, the steadfast dedication of the Brothers to provide compassionate care to ostracized individuals remained a hallmark of Calcutta House, and endures today.

  • Year established:1987
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:17
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:26


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:23-2532463

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:232532463
  • Organization Name:CALCUTTA HOUSE
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:1601 WEST GIRARD AVENUE
  • Organization City:PHILADELPHIA
  • Organization State:PA
  • Organization Zip:19130-1639
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:November, 1989
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):152
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Nursing or convalescent home
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P740
  • Asset Amount:$3,308,348
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,377,307
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,377,307
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 4:05:43 am

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