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Health : Patient and Family Support

Friends of Karen

A children's charity

four stars

97.12

118 Titicus Road North Salem, NY 10560
tel: (914) 277-4547   Web Site
EIN: 14-1612290

Board Leadership
Pam Hervey
President

CEO
Judith R. Factor
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.12 four stars
  Financial 99.28 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

99.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.53
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Karen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Karen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Karen (NY) 97.12 four stars
Main Stay Therapeutic Farm (IL) 89.62 three stars
Toby Keith Foundation (OK) 85.22 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (OH) 86.99 three stars
The Valerie Fund (NJ) 95.50 four stars

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Founded in 1978, Friends of Karen provides vital, practical and comprehensive support, at no cost, to families caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. Friends of Karen achieves its mission by providing direct financial assistance with medical care, illness-related expenses and household expenses that families cannot afford due to loss of income as a result of their child's illness; serving as an advocate for the sick child and her/his family with government and private agencies; providing a Sibling Support Specialist to help youngsters better understand and cope with their sister's/brother's illness; investigating resources available to the child and his/her family; offering bereavement support for parents who have lost a child and for siblings who have lost a brother or sister; assisting families through the difficult maze of health insurance; and acting as a referral source and providing guidance to families with ill children outside our guidelines.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,300,906
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,727,158
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,028,064
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,028,064
   Other Revenue $-75,215
TOTAL REVENUE $3,952,849
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,475,992
   Administrative Expenses $297,627
   Fundraising Expenses $428,163
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,201,782
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-248,933
   
Net Assets $5,963,108

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
Family Support Program $3,475,992 100.0%

Ratings History
Friends of Karen has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-03 05/01/2017 97.12 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 95.88 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 07/01/2015 93.26 four stars
2013-03 02/01/2014 93.89 four stars
2012-03 05/01/2013 93.02 four stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 97.46 four stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 98.67 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 06/01/2011 98.13 four stars
2009-03 07/01/2010 97.94 four stars
2008-03 02/01/2009 98.38 four stars
2007-03 06/01/2008 87.08 three stars
2006-03 04/01/2007 85.73 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 14-1612290
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF KAREN INC
NTEE Code E80
NTEE Classification Health, General and Financing
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 September, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$194,036 4.61% Judith Factor Executive Director

Founded in 1978, Friends of Karen provides vital, practical and comprehensive support, at no cost, to families caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. Friends of Karen achieves its mission by providing direct financial assistance with medical care, illness-related expenses and household expenses that families cannot afford due to loss of income as a result of their child's illness; serving as an advocate for the sick child and her/his family with government and private agencies; providing a Sibling Support Specialist to help youngsters better understand and cope with their sister's/brother's illness; investigating resources available to the child and his/her family; offering bereavement support for parents who have lost a child and for siblings who have lost a brother or sister; assisting families through the difficult maze of health insurance; and acting as a referral source and providing guidance to families with ill children outside our guidelines.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Karen (NY) 97.12 four stars
Locks of Love (FL) 92.70 four stars
Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte (NC) 86.41 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area (NJ) 89.12 three stars
Angel Foundation (MN) 92.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Karen
118 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY 10560
tel: (914) 277-4547
fax: (914) 277-4967
EIN: 14-1612290

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Board Leadership

Pam Hervey
President

CEO

Judith R. Factor
Executive Director

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