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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.

four stars

91.59

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

Board Leadership
Joan Rosenthal
Chairperson

CEO
Jerome D. Grant Jerome D. Grant
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.59 four stars
  Financial 88.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

88.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 18.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
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) 91.59 four stars
Family Giving Tree (CA) 93.62 four stars
The Koby Mandell Foundation (NY) 85.35 three stars
King Street Center (VT) 87.08 three stars
SOS Children's Villages - Illinois (IL) 85.86 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,940,434
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $286,448
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,226,882
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,226,882
   Other Revenue $-33,632
TOTAL REVENUE $2,193,250
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,671,399
   Administrative Expenses $175,351
   Fundraising Expenses $214,531
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,061,281
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $131,969
   
Net Assets $918,687

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 $1,671,399 100.0%

Ratings History
Friends of the Children NY has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 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
$139,701 6.77% Robert L. Houck Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Children NY (NY) 91.59 four stars
Shoes That Fit (CA) 95.66 four stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Collier County (FL) 93.74 four stars
Immokalee Child Care Center (FL) 92.20 four stars
Our Kids (TN) 88.04 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

Joan Rosenthal
Chairperson

CEO

Jerome D. Grant Jerome D. Grant
Executive Director

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