|  PO BOX 587 Augusta ME 04332-0587

Family Planning Association of Maine Inc. is headquartered in Augusta, ME, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 01-0317679.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS NTEE classification code is E42, Family Planning Centers within the Health - General and Rehabilitative category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1972.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)

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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator

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Overall Score


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This charity's score is a passing score. This overall score is identical to the organization's Finance & Accountability beacon score. It does not have an Impact & Results beacon. Each beacon report below provides further information about the organization's rating including rationale as to why a particular beacon may not be scored.

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...   Finance & Accountability

Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.

Finance & Accountability Score


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This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V2 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2019.

Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

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Independent Board Composition

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score


Liabilities to Assets Ratio

We look for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score


Total Revenue

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Finance & Accountability Report


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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio


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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).

For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

17/17 Independent

Higher effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.

Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review or Financial Audit


Higher effect on score

For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.

This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.

For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio


Lower effect on score

The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed


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Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.

Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component

Source: IRS Form 990

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of the highest compensated employees listed on page 7 of the IRS Form 990. This compensation data is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting here.











Source: IRS Form 990, filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

The Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) includes cumulative information the IRS collects and displays for all exempt organizations. The data is updated monthly. Below are some key data points from the BMF for this organization. View information about the BMF on the IRS website here.


Other school related activities (BMF activity code: 059)

Other health services (BMF activity code: 179)

Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The IRS Form 990 is the source of the finance and accountability data used within the Encompass Rating System. When an organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability beacon score, each metric is based on elements of the 990. Some metrics are based on the most recent available filing, while others are based on averages of values over multiple years. We provide links to all available 990s here, whether or not this organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability score.

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

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No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs

Family Planning Association of Maine Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

MFP’s primary goal is to provide all Maine people with the knowledge and tools they need to decide if and when to have children, no matter what their income or health insurance is, or where they live. To achieve this, MFP’s objectives include supplementing excellent and professional clinical sexual health care with appropriate and voluntary education and counseling; maintaining a clinical presence in every area of Maine, including very rural locations where health care is more difficult and more expensive to provide; and ensuring continued state, federal, and private funding so that no patient need be turned away for lack of personal income, inadequate insurance, or no insurance. In addition, MFP develops annual detailed work plans at each clinic that incorporate objectives such as total patient numbers, the number of specific screenings to be provided, or number of patients who report a primary contraceptive method. MFP’s second goal is to ensure that Mainers, especially young Maine residents in school and school-related settings, have access to complete, accurate, and factual sexual health education that is evidence-based and effective. To attain this goal, MFP’s objectives include maintaining its three education and teen pregnancy prevention program staff members; focusing educator outreach and training activities in specific geographical areas where teen pregnancy rates are higher; and organizing an hosting an annual Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference where teachers, school nurses, counselors, administrators, prevention and care providers, health professionals, community health planners, staff from community-based organizations, social workers, and public health staff can meet and network, as well as pursue professional development opportunities at workshops that cover a wide range of topics. For instance, this year’s conference theme is Helping Youth Navigate the World of Relationships Through Comprehensive Sexuality Education and workshop topics will include, among others, expanding knowledge of LGBTQ+ relationships, delivering relationship education for people with disabilities, and integrating relationship education into sexuality education. MFP’s third goal is to advocate, at local, state, and federal levels, on behalf of reproductive justice issues. This means that MFP seeks to engage and educate legislators and policy makers about matters that relate, either positively or negatively, to three core principles of reproductive justice: the right to have children, the right to not have children, and the right to parent children in healthy and safe environments. Research has shown that women need accessible and affordable reproductive health care so that they can access contraception to avoid unintended pregnancy and choose if or when to have children. This enables them to complete their education plans, get better jobs, better support themselves, and better support their families when they are ready to do so.

What are your strategies for making this happen?

MFP's core services directly support women's reproductive health, particularly regarding contraception, which supports improved quality of life for women and their families. All MFP clinics provide contraceptive care; pregnancy options counseling; screening, diagnosis, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs); breast and pelvic exams; cervical cancer screening (Pap test); abnormal Pap test follow-up; and HIV testing, counseling, and consultations/prescriptions for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. Patients receive screenings for hypertension, diabetes, and anemia as well as information about sterilization, infertility, pregnancy, immunizations, nutrition, domestic violence, and risk avoidance. MPF provides both aspiration and medication abortion care at its Augusta clinic and medication abortion via telehealth at its 17 other sites. An increasing proportion (50% of all abortion patients) are choosing medication abortion. In our rural state, telehealth medication abortion makes it possible for women who might have driven long distances to obtain care closer to home and more conveniently. The primary care practice at our Ellsworth site is thriving. Primary care services include adolescent, pediatric, and geriatric services; wellness care and physical exams; management of chronic conditions and menopause; and immunizations for patients 19 and under. MFP offers specialized care for transgender patients at its Belfast, Presque Isle, Lewiston, and Waterville clinics. Services include hormonal transition therapy and monitoring; on-site self-injection lessons; referrals to specialty providers; and annual exams. MFP's Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Personal Responsibility Education programming provides educators to train the trainers. MFP uses evidence-based curricula. In FY18, educators across the state were trained in the "Best Practices in Teen Pregnancy, STD, and HIV Prevention". The team also trained educators to use "Puberty Happens". Opioid dependent women face enormous obstacles in accessing health care generally, and family planning care specifically. The logistics of making and keeping an appointment are significantly more difficult because a woman dealing with substance use disorder fears she will be treated badly once identified as an addict. This fear, combined with what often is a chaotic lifestyle, can complicate the more ordinary barriers to reproductive health care, such as low income, inadequate or nonexistent insurance coverage, and the tightening of MaineCare [Medicaid] eligibility. Our community organizer and Center for Reproductive Health staff offer abortion advocacy trainings to strengthen our advocacy base. These trainings help expand access, eliminate stigma, and defend Mainers' rights to abortion.

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

MFP seeks to sustain itself by ensuring that its healthcare services remain affordable and as easily accessible and convenient as possible. MFP's telehealth system is used for family planning care, making it possible for patients in rural clinics to meet with a nurse practitioner via telehealth for specific appointment types that do not require a physical exam. MFP has implemented InTouch Health to enhance the security for real time telehealth. Same day appointments are available at our clinics. Appointments can be made online. We offer a live chat feature on our website. MFP’s Reproductive Empowerment Project (REP) was created to address issues faced by opioid dependent women. Two Outreach Educators establish relationships with other organizations that work with women of childbearing age who either are at risk of opioid dependency, or already diagnosed as dependent. The Outreach Educators give presentations on topics related to reproductive health, including contraceptive methods, sexual health risk avoidance strategies, and sexually transmitted infection and HIV prevention. Participation is completely voluntary. Each session concludes by informing participants that, if they choose, they can be connected with a MFP Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP) via a secure, HIPAA-compliant video platform, to receive contraceptive counseling that can lead to the immediate provision of an oral contraceptive method. MFP supports a vigorous public affairs department that educates the public and our legislators about the importance of affordable and accessible comprehensive reproductive health care.

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

MFP uses athenahealth, an electronic health record system, to record and maintain patient data that is reported to the Region I Title X Family Planning database. All patient demographic and clinical data can be extracted from that database. In sexuality education efforts, MFP measures success by numbers of schools and students served, as well as by continued low teen pregnancy rates. In public policy programming, there is no quantitative way to measure success, though qualitatively we hope to prevent the passage of legislation that will restrict our patients' access to reproductive health care. In MFP's clinical and sexuality education programming, qualitative evaluation is useful. Clinic patients are surveyed, as are educators and students served in educational programs. Quantitative evaluation results are used to adjust such items as clinic hours or the necessity of having a nurse practitioner physically present in a clinic - or if telehealth could suffice. Regular financial reports permit department heads and project managers to monitor revenues and expenses closely and to make adjustments when and where needed. Pre- and post-test results in sexuality education programs are used to assess the value of curricula.

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

In FY18, MFP 18 clinics and 29 Partners in Reproductive Health (our subcontractors) served a total of 23,811 Mainers. That care included 21,736 tests for sexually transmitted infections; 1,389 breast cancer screenings; 2,683 cervical cancer screenings (Pap tests); and 3,277 HIV tests. Of those patients, 83% qualified for free or reduced fee services. The "Best Practices in Teen Pregnancy STD and HIV Prevention" curriculum was presented to 1,650 students who completed pre and post assessments in FY18. Some of the most significant changes in student knowledge and skills included increased knowledge about preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; accessing sexual health services when needed; improved skills around communicating with a partner; and correct condom use. MFP's Public Affairs department educated the public and state legislators about a number of bills aimed at chipping away at our autonomy, including legislation to allow wrongful death suits for the death of a fetus and legislation requiring child protective reports if a woman is suspected of using illicit drugs. In 2018, our community organizer and Center for Reproductive Health staff provided abortion advocacy training to over 230 Mainers. These trainings are offered around the state to invite participants to deepen their knowledge and skills about abortion care. MFP's Parker F. Harris and Russell N. DeJong, Jr. Center for Reproductive Health in Augusta provided training in abortion care for 42 "learners" - nursing students, nurse practitioners, medical students, and residents.


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Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s people operations, its engagement with the constituents served, and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) measures.

Culture & Community Score (BETA)

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback

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Why It Matters

Like the Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as relevant metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.

Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.