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Human Services : Social Services

Unity Shoppe, Inc.

Dignity. Respect. Choice.

two stars

77.46

1209 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 965-4122   Web Site
EIN: 77-0391064

Board Leadership
Cynthia Hooper
President

CEO
Thomas D. Reed
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.46 two stars
  Financial 89.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Unity Shoppe provides the basic necessities of life while encouraging self-sufficiency and independent living during periodic times of crisis for low-income families, children, the elderly, and those affected by fire, flood and disaster. We provide a "Central Distribution Facility" for the use of all non-profit agencies, social service organizations, churches, schools and hospitals. Over 300 different service groups are now referring their low-income clients to this facility during times of crisis.
During the pandemic, Unity has focused on emergency food distribution for the newly unemployed and those struggling with the impacts of Covid-19. We initiated food delivery for seniors, making nearly 5,000 deliveries in 2020. Having learned more about how the shut-ins, disabled, immunocompromised and seniors with limited transportation options need additional help, Unity is attempting to make food deliver a new element of service. We have managed to still honor choice and preference.

The Unity Shoppe provides the basic necessities of life while encouraging self-sufficiency and independent living during periodic times of crisis for low-income families, children, the elderly, and those affected by fire, flood and disaster. We provide a "Central Distribution Facility" for the use of all non-profit agencies, social service organizations, churches, schools and hospitals. Over 300 different service groups are now referring their low-income clients to this facility during times of crisis.
During the pandemic, Unity has focused on emergency food distribution for the newly unemployed and those struggling with the impacts of Covid-19. We initiated food delivery for seniors, making nearly 5,000 deliveries in 2020. Having learned more about how the shut-ins, disabled, immunocompromised and seniors with limited transportation options need additional help, Unity is attempting to make food deliver a new element of service. We have managed to still honor choice and preference.

Financial

three stars

89.24

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
89.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.74
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Unity Shoppe, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Unity Shoppe, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Unity Shoppe, Inc. (CA) 77.46 two stars
Hastings Family Service (MN) 90.84 four stars
One Voice (CA) 88.53 three stars
Lutheran Church Charities (IL) 86.18 three stars
LIFT (DC) 85.01 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,170,731
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $316,687
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,487,418
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,487,418
   Other Revenue $88,129
TOTAL REVENUE $4,575,547
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,934,833
   Administrative Expenses $321,808
   Fundraising Expenses $111,117
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,367,758
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $207,789
   
Net Assets $7,047,510

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 77.46 two stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 84.53 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 89.57 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 85.68 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 87.61 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.40 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.81 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 79.89 two 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 77-0391064
Name in IRS Master File UNITY SHOPPE 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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 January, 1995
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,496 2.14% Tom Reed Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$55,016 1.25% Barbara Tellefson President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Unity Shoppe, Inc. (CA) 77.46 two stars
CitySquare (TX) 92.39 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Unity Shoppe, Inc.
1209 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 965-4122
fax: (805) 963-0950
EIN: 77-0391064

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Board Leadership

Cynthia Hooper
President

CEO

Thomas D. Reed
Executive Director

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