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.

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.

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.

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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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.

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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