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ALIVE!

Alexandrians involved ecumenically

93.26

2723 King Street Alexandria , VA 22302
tel: (703) 837-9300   Web Site
EIN: 54-0914017

Board Leadership
Cheryl Malloy
President

CEO
Diane L. Charles
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.26
  Financial 94.83
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

94.83

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
90.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ALIVE! on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ALIVE! on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ALIVE! (VA) 93.26
Guardian Angel Settlement Association (MO) 92.76
Stronger Families (WA) 88.48
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WI) 85.58
Hour Children (NY) 100.00

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ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers from over 40 religious congregations and the community working together to help those in need in Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1969, ALIVE! is the largest private safety net for the needy in the city of Alexandria, addressing short-term to long-term needs for those less fortunate in the community. ALIVE! serves thousands Alexandrians annually with shelter; low-cost early childhood education and childcare; financial help for rent, utilities, medical care and other critical needs; emergency food; and deliveries of donated furniture and houseware.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,308,299
   Federated Campaigns $83,239
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $95,120
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $349,908
Total Contributions $1,836,566
   Program Service Revenue $64,789
Total Primary Revenue $1,901,355
   Other Revenue $10,446
TOTAL REVENUE $1,911,801
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,903,780
   Administrative Expenses $172,015
   Fundraising Expenses $36,139
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,111,934
   
Payments to Affiliates $25,553
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-200,133
   
Net Assets $1,395,825

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
Emergency Services $1,128,103 59.3%
Child Development Center $662,794 34.8%
Transitional Housing Program $112,883 5.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 93.26
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.97
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.08
2013-06 04/01/2015 82.56
2012-06 02/01/2014 87.78
2011-06 12/20/2012 87.05

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

EIN 54-0914017
Name in IRS Master File ALIVE INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(39) Scholarships for children of employees
(59) Other school related 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 October, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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
$8,290 0.39% Diane Charles Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$71,924 3.40% Kenneth Naser Former Executive Director

ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers from over 40 religious congregations and the community working together to help those in need in Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1969, ALIVE! is the largest private safety net for the needy in the city of Alexandria, addressing short-term to long-term needs for those less fortunate in the community. ALIVE! serves thousands Alexandrians annually with shelter; low-cost early childhood education and childcare; financial help for rent, utilities, medical care and other critical needs; emergency food; and deliveries of donated furniture and houseware.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ALIVE! (VA) 93.26
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center (CA) 92.39
Margaret Hudson Program (OK) 87.41
Nurses for Newborns Foundation (MO) 85.03
House of Ruth, Washington, D.C. (DC) 92.15

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Charity Contact Info

ALIVE!
2723 King Street
Alexandria , VA 22302
tel: (703) 837-9300
EIN: 54-0914017

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Board Leadership

Cheryl Malloy
President

CEO

Diane L. Charles
Executive Director

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