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Human Services : Social Services

Foothill Unity Center

Helping People. Changing Lives.

three stars

89.17

790 West Chestnut Avenue Monrovia, CA 91016
tel: (626) 358-3486   Web Site
EIN: 95-4310817

Board Leadership
Gary Kovacic
President

CEO
Betty R. McWilliams
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.17 three stars
  Financial 89.36 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Foothill Unity Center is a multi-service agency that is the primary provider of food, temporary shelter, transportation, referrals, and a variety of health services to low-income children, individuals and families living at or below 150% of the national poverty line. The Center's service area spans the Foothill communities of Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, Bradbury and Duarte. More recently, however, the Center expanded its programs to include Azusa, Baldwin Park and Irwindale due to the poor economy and a lack of services in those areas. Currently, the percentage of people living below the Federal poverty rate in Foothill Unity Center's service area is 16.3% for adults and 22.8% for children; slightly higher than Los Angeles County as a whole.

Foothill Unity Center is a multi-service agency that is the primary provider of food, temporary shelter, transportation, referrals, and a variety of health services to low-income children, individuals and families living at or below 150% of the national poverty line. The Center's service area spans the Foothill communities of Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, Bradbury and Duarte. More recently, however, the Center expanded its programs to include Azusa, Baldwin Park and Irwindale due to the poor economy and a lack of services in those areas. Currently, the percentage of people living below the Federal poverty rate in Foothill Unity Center's service area is 16.3% for adults and 22.8% for children; slightly higher than Los Angeles County as a whole.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of unduplicated individuals who received food, health and other vital social services
6,526
Number of unduplicated homeless individuals who received substantial bag lunches and other vital health and housing services
672
Number of housing services provided, that included eviction prevention, securing temporary or permanent housing, and becoming housing ready
564
Number of coordinated care services for health needs through Medical Outreach and Referrals
1,712
Number of health screenings for blood pressure and glucose/diabetes
1,082
Number of services provided for eye screenings, exams, and eye glasses
1,239
Number of dental services/procedures through mobile dental clinics
3,255
This impact information is current as of March 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

three stars

89.36

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
94.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foothill Unity Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foothill Unity Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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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, Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
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?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foothill Unity Center (CA) 89.17 three stars
East Cooper Community Outreach (SC) 94.42 four stars
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. (VA) 86.67 three stars
Katy Christian Ministries (TX) 94.69 four stars
Women's Way (PA) 88.78 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,679,034
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $528,700
Total Contributions $3,207,734
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,207,734
   Other Revenue $606,149
TOTAL REVENUE $3,813,883
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,951,086
   Administrative Expenses $173,018
   Fundraising Expenses $43,249
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,167,353
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-353,470
   
Net Assets $14,299,146

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
Food Services $1,580,434 40.0%
Client Services $1,382,880 35.0%
Health Services $987,772 25.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 89.17 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 81.48 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 92.22 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 92.22 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.22 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 82.48 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 79.99 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 84.29 three 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 95-4310817
Name in IRS Master File FOOTHILL UNITY CENTER
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 July, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$107,965 2.59% Betty McWilliams Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foothill Unity Center (CA) 89.17 three stars
My Brother's Keeper (MA) 90.69 four stars
Crisis Control Ministry (NC) 89.83 three stars
Neighbors (MN) 90.71 four stars
Interfaith Social Services (MA) 90.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Foothill Unity Center
790 West Chestnut Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
tel: (626) 358-3486
fax: (626) 358-8224
EIN: 95-4310817

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Board Leadership

Gary Kovacic
President

CEO

Betty R. McWilliams
Executive Director

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