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Adopt-A-Family

Leaders in helping Palm Beach County families become self-sufficient

four stars

95.17

1712 Second Avenue, North Lake Worth, FL 33460
tel: (561) 253-1361   Web Site
EIN: 59-2471253

Board Leadership
Penny Heller
Chair of the Board

CEO
Matthew Constantine
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.17 four stars
  Financial 93.18 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Adopt-A-Family is to strengthen families with children in their efforts to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by providing access to all-encompassing services. Adopt-A-Family's work began in 1983, when our three founders "adopted" a family of four - a husband, wife, and two young children, who had been so hard-hit by medical bills that there was no money left to pay rent. With nowhere else to go, the family was sleeping under a bridge. By providing support, our founders helped this family find a home, achieve stability, and reclaim dignity. This sparked a desire to identify and assist more Palm Beach County families in crisis. In 1984, Adopt--A-Family incorporated as a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit charitable organization. Since its founding, the agency has served more than 53,000 families in Palm Beach County. Adopt-A-Family operates an extensive range of programs for homeless, formerly homeless, and low-income families with children.

The mission of Adopt-A-Family is to strengthen families with children in their efforts to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by providing access to all-encompassing services. Adopt-A-Family's work began in 1983, when our three founders "adopted" a family of four - a husband, wife, and two young children, who had been so hard-hit by medical bills that there was no money left to pay rent. With nowhere else to go, the family was sleeping under a bridge. By providing support, our founders helped this family find a home, achieve stability, and reclaim dignity. This sparked a desire to identify and assist more Palm Beach County families in crisis. In 1984, Adopt--A-Family incorporated as a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit charitable organization. Since its founding, the agency has served more than 53,000 families in Palm Beach County. Adopt-A-Family operates an extensive range of programs for homeless, formerly homeless, and low-income families with children.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of families that the Housing Stabilization Program prevents from becoming homeless each year.
202
Percentage of program participants that remained in or exited to permanent housing at the end of the operating year.
90
Percentage of elementary school students attending agency's afterschool program who were promoted to the next grade.
98
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

93.18

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.18
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Adopt-A-Family on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Adopt-A-Family on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Adopt-A-Family (FL) 95.17 four stars
WINGS Program, Inc. (IL) 92.71 four stars
Hope Helps (FL) 87.70 three stars
Horizon House (IN) 94.96 four stars
Sarah's Circle (IL) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,385,727
   Federated Campaigns $506,261
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $493,708
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,567,599
Total Contributions $6,953,295
   Program Service Revenue $487,523
Total Primary Revenue $7,440,818
   Other Revenue $170,281
TOTAL REVENUE $7,611,099
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,867,761
   Administrative Expenses $536,988
   Fundraising Expenses $511,725
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,916,474
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $694,625
   
Net Assets $10,963,149

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
Homeless Resource Center (HRC) $2,415,215 41.2%
Housing Stabilization Program $826,066 14.1%
Project S.A.F.E. $608,814 10.4%

Ratings History
Adopt-A-Family has received 14 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 95.17 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 95.55 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 95.00 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 94.32 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 94.95 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.19 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 90.65 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 99.31 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 92.20 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 99.23 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.69 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 93.37 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 93.36 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 90.90 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 90.79 four stars
2005-06 02/01/2007 62.38 one star

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

EIN 59-2471253
Name in IRS Master File ADOPT-A-FAMILY OF THE PALM BEACHES INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
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, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,897 2.00% Matt Constantine Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Adopt-A-Family (FL) 95.17 four stars
Charlotte Family Housing (NC) 87.42 three stars
Together Omaha (NE) 92.22 four stars
HomeFront, NJ (NJ) 95.16 four stars
Marian House (MD) 91.37 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Adopt-A-Family
1712 Second Avenue, North
Lake Worth, FL 33460
tel: (561) 253-1361
fax: (561) 253-1370
EIN: 59-2471253

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Board Leadership

Penny Heller
Chair of the Board

CEO

Matthew Constantine
Chief Executive Officer

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