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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Friends of the Children NY

We change the destiny of New York City's most vulnerable children… one child at a time.

three stars

86.21

204A West 115th Street New York, NY 10026
tel: (212) 865-6942   Web Site
EIN: 06-1597902

Board Leadership
Kathleen Maurella
Chairperson

CEO
Gary Clemons Jerome D. Grant Jerome D. Grant
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.21 three stars
  Financial 83.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Friends of the Children NY is an early intervention program that screens and selects children in kindergarten who are the most at-risk of school failure, juvenile delinquency, and early parenting. We pair each child with a full-time youth advocate, called the "Friend," who exposes the Achievers to activities that foster positive social and emotional development. Friends of the Children NY breaks the cycle of poverty through an intensive and research based approach that empowers the Achievers with the character strength rise above their circumstances. The goal of our early and long term intervention is to get 100% of our Achievers to graduate from high school with a plan for their future, having avoided the juvenile justice system and having put off parenting until adulthood.

Friends of the Children NY is an early intervention program that screens and selects children in kindergarten who are the most at-risk of school failure, juvenile delinquency, and early parenting. We pair each child with a full-time youth advocate, called the "Friend," who exposes the Achievers to activities that foster positive social and emotional development. Friends of the Children NY breaks the cycle of poverty through an intensive and research based approach that empowers the Achievers with the character strength rise above their circumstances. The goal of our early and long term intervention is to get 100% of our Achievers to graduate from high school with a plan for their future, having avoided the juvenile justice system and having put off parenting until adulthood.

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Financial

three stars

83.91

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth -3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Children NY on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Children NY on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Children NY (NY) 86.21 three stars
WestSide Baby (WA) 92.02 four stars
Center for Child Protection (TX) 91.01 four stars
Christel House International (IN) 93.32 four stars
Bright by Three (CO) 94.93 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,243,244
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $464,572
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $95,000
Total Contributions $2,802,816
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,802,816
   Other Revenue $-157,012
TOTAL REVENUE $2,645,804
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,484,011
   Administrative Expenses $242,055
   Fundraising Expenses $92,918
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,818,984
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $826,820
   
Net Assets $1,518,150

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
Mentoring Program for At-Risk Youth $1,484,011 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 86.21 three stars
2017-08 11/01/2018 83.14 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 91.72 four stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 91.59 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 91.62 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 91.13 four stars
2013-08 12/01/2014 91.06 four stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 88.48 three stars
2011-08 06/01/2013 89.56 three stars
2011-08 05/01/2013 89.18 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 06-1597902
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN NEW YORK
NTEE Code I21
NTEE Classification Delinquency Prevention
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 February, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Gary Clemons Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$117,956 6.48% Cynthia Graham Chief Program Officer
$23,625 1.29% Howard Clyman Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Children NY (NY) 86.21 three stars
Emergency Infant Services (OK) 91.20 four stars
Arms of Hope (TX) 92.43 four stars
Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit (MI) 95.18 four stars
Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries (AR) 87.54 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of the Children NY
204A West 115th Street
New York, NY 10026
tel: (212) 865-6942
EIN: 06-1597902

Mail donations to:
PO Box 1649
New York, NY 10026

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Board Leadership

Kathleen Maurella
Chairperson

CEO

Gary Clemons Jerome D. Grant Jerome D. Grant
Executive Director

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