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Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

Relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly

three stars

83.33

355 North Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (312) 455-1000   Web Site
EIN: 36-2651505

Board Leadership
Michael Melinger
Chair

CEO
Simone Mitchell-Peterson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.33 three stars
  Financial 79.16 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1959 Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter (LBFE), has brought companionship and social interaction to isolated and lonely elders. LBFE Chicago is part of a national network of volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life. Programs offered by LBFE Chicago include visiting programs, social opportunities, holiday celebrations, vacation programs and inter generational programs, among others. In FY2019 we served 1,148 elders, with the support of 1,700 volunteers who gave more than 30,000 hours of their time. Together we provide friendship to those who are aging without the support of family or friends. More than half the seniors we serve could not count on having two personal conversations in a month without our involvement in their lives.

Since 1959 Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter (LBFE), has brought companionship and social interaction to isolated and lonely elders. LBFE Chicago is part of a national network of volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life. Programs offered by LBFE Chicago include visiting programs, social opportunities, holiday celebrations, vacation programs and inter generational programs, among others. In FY2019 we served 1,148 elders, with the support of 1,700 volunteers who gave more than 30,000 hours of their time. Together we provide friendship to those who are aging without the support of family or friends. More than half the seniors we serve could not count on having two personal conversations in a month without our involvement in their lives.

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Financial

two stars

79.16

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter (IL) 83.33 three stars
Family Eldercare (TX) 92.95 four stars
Avenidas (CA) 88.32 three stars
Meals on Wheels Diablo Region (CA) 94.01 four stars
Friends of Yad Sarah (NY) 95.73 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,332,369
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $1,040,106
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,372,475
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,372,475
   Other Revenue $296,134
TOTAL REVENUE $3,668,609
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,790,572
   Administrative Expenses $367,395
   Fundraising Expenses $703,467
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,861,434
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-192,825
   
Net Assets $4,538,863

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Visiting Program $1,553,386 55.7%
Social Activities $776,150 27.8%
Direct Services $288,601 10.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 02/01/2019 83.33 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 85.19 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 85.17 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 84.00 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 76.99 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 71.28 two stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 77.59 two stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 78.89 two stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 83.66 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 80.25 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 82.55 three stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 70.98 two stars
2007-09 11/01/2008 74.00 two stars
2006-09 12/15/2007 87.27 three stars
2005-09 04/01/2007 81.52 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-2651505
Name in IRS Master File LITTLE BROTHERS-FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(153) Care and housing for the aged (see also 382)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 2007
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$212,150 5.49% Simone Mitchell-Peterson Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter (IL) 83.33 three stars
Masonic Homes of California (CA) 91.49 four stars
Surrey Services for Seniors (PA) 91.37 four stars
Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg County (SC) 91.70 four stars
Senior Link Midland (TX) 90.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter
355 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (312) 455-1000
fax: (312) 455-9674
EIN: 36-2651505

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Board Leadership

Michael Melinger
Chair

CEO

Simone Mitchell-Peterson
Chief Executive Officer

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