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Arm In Arm

Partnering with our community to achieve stability for our neighbors in need

four stars

91.16

123 East Hanover Street Trenton, NJ 08608
tel: (609) 396-9355   Web Site
EIN: 22-3198464

Board Leadership
Nicholas Valvanis
Chair

CEO
David R. Fox
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Arm In Arm, formerly called The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, provides practical, caring programs that address hunger prevention, homelessness prevention and workforce training. Through our three food pantries, mobile pantry, and home food delivery service, customers receive three days worth of food for each member of their family at each visit. Arm In Arm helps to stabilize critical housing situations through emergency financial assistance and housing stability case management. Our Workforce Development program offers on-site work training and mentoring services that educate and prepare men and women for entry or re-entry into the workforce. This program also includes our License to Succeed initiative, wherein clients receive administrative assistance and partial aid to pay fines and restore driver's licenses. We also educate the wider Princeton-Trenton community about issues that affect low-income people.

Arm In Arm, formerly called The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, provides practical, caring programs that address hunger prevention, homelessness prevention and workforce training. Through our three food pantries, mobile pantry, and home food delivery service, customers receive three days worth of food for each member of their family at each visit. Arm In Arm helps to stabilize critical housing situations through emergency financial assistance and housing stability case management. Our Workforce Development program offers on-site work training and mentoring services that educate and prepare men and women for entry or re-entry into the workforce. This program also includes our License to Succeed initiative, wherein clients receive administrative assistance and partial aid to pay fines and restore driver's licenses. We also educate the wider Princeton-Trenton community about issues that affect low-income people.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth -2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arm In Arm on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arm In Arm on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arm In Arm (NJ) 91.16 four stars
Samaritan House (CA) 93.69 four stars
ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) (WI) 93.91 four stars
Tipping Point Community (CA) 92.22 four stars
New American Pathways (GA) 85.74 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,572,337
   Federated Campaigns $461
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $120,251
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $520,736
Total Contributions $2,213,785
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,213,785
   Other Revenue $38,777
TOTAL REVENUE $2,252,562
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,863,758
   Administrative Expenses $160,955
   Fundraising Expenses $192,883
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,217,596
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $34,966
   
Net Assets $1,836,222

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
Crisis Services $1,863,758 100.0%

Ratings History
Arm In Arm has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/01/2019 91.16 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 90.71 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 95.29 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 92.65 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.64 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 91.00 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 91.02 four stars
2010-12 11/06/2012 91.44 four 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 22-3198464
Name in IRS Master File ARM IN ARM INC
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 (149) Other instruction and training
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 December, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$99,840 4.50% Mary Carolyn Biondi Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arm In Arm (NJ) 91.16 four stars
Ministry of Caring (DE) 91.30 four stars
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) (NY) 85.08 three stars
Rising Tide Capital (NJ) 91.45 four stars
United Community (VA) 85.57 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arm In Arm
123 East Hanover Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
tel: (609) 396-9355
fax: (609) 482-4444
EIN: 22-3198464

Mail donations to:
123 E. Hanover St.
Trenton, NJ 08608

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Board Leadership

Nicholas Valvanis
Chair

CEO

David R. Fox
Executive Director

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