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Foothill Unity Center

Helping People. Changing Lives.

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four stars

92.22

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

Board Leadership
Mary Ann Lutz
President

CEO
Betty R. McWilliams
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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 2017
Number of homeless individuals who received a substantial bagged lunch (with food for 2 days), up to 3 times per week
493
Number of people who received a food distribution (approximately 7 days of food), with weekly access to food distribution
7,113
Number of housing services provided, that included eviction prevention, securing temporary housing, and becoming housing ready
217
Number of people who received coordinated care for health needs through Medical Outreach and Referrals
1,404
Number of health screenings for blood pressure and glucose/diabetes
1,488
Number of people who received eye screenings, exams, eye glasses
1,445
Number of dental services/procedures through mobile dental clinics
3,044
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, 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

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
96.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foothill Unity Center (CA) 92.22 four stars
Bishop Sullivan Center (MO) 86.16 three stars
Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter (NH) 85.31 three stars
Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless (MN) 89.73 three stars
Katy Christian Ministries (TX) 87.60 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,879,337
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $501,823
Total Contributions $4,381,160
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,381,160
   Other Revenue $347,919
TOTAL REVENUE $4,729,079
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,696,693
   Administrative Expenses $144,151
   Fundraising Expenses $36,035
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,876,879
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-147,800
   
Net Assets $13,775,292

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 $2,527,773 53.8%
Client Services $1,497,041 31.9%
Health Services $671,879 14.3%

Ratings History
Foothill Unity Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,116 2.15% Betty McWilliams Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foothill Unity Center (CA) 92.22 four stars
Mustard Seed of Central Florida (FL) 88.09 three stars
Interfaith Community Services of Pima County (AZ) 98.23 four stars
Health Leads (MA) 90.47 four stars
Together We Cope (IL) 87.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Mary Ann Lutz
President

CEO

Betty R. McWilliams
Executive Director

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