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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

The Buddy Program

Inspire. Empower. Mentor.

two stars

76.93

110 East Hallam Street Suite 125
Aspen, CO 81611
tel: (970) 920-2130   Web Site
EIN: 74-2594693

Board Leadership
Lenny “Boogie” Weinglass
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Lindsay Lofaro
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.93 two stars
  Financial 67.38 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Buddy Program empowers youth through mentoring experiences to achieve their full potential.

For over 45 years, the Buddy Program has been serving youth in the Roaring Fork Valley community. The Buddy Program runs four programs throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, including one-on-one mentoring and group/experiential mentoring. Pairs in our Community Program stay together for over 4 years, more than twice that of national mentoring programs. Program evaluations demonstrate that the Buddy Program has helped our Little Buddies in areas of self-esteem, decision making, academics and relationships with friends and family.

In addition to providing mentoring services to youth, the Buddy Program staff provides over 200 hours of case management to our Little Buddies and their families each year.

The Buddy Program is more than just mentoring; the Buddy Program provides the resources for our participants and their families to not only survive, but to THRIVE!

The Buddy Program empowers youth through mentoring experiences to achieve their full potential.

For over 45 years, the Buddy Program has been serving youth in the Roaring Fork Valley community. The Buddy Program runs four programs throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, including one-on-one mentoring and group/experiential mentoring. Pairs in our Community Program stay together for over 4 years, more than twice that of national mentoring programs. Program evaluations demonstrate that the Buddy Program has helped our Little Buddies in areas of self-esteem, decision making, academics and relationships with friends and family.

In addition to providing mentoring services to youth, the Buddy Program staff provides over 200 hours of case management to our Little Buddies and their families each year.

The Buddy Program is more than just mentoring; the Buddy Program provides the resources for our participants and their families to not only survive, but to THRIVE!

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Financial

one star

67.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
67.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth -2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Buddy Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Buddy Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Buddy Program (CO) 76.93 two stars
HOPE South Florida (FL) 86.88 three stars
Southeastern Children's Home (SC) 87.58 three stars
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches (FL) 87.68 three stars
Hope Children's Home (FL) 94.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $486,378
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $703,324
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $67,511
Total Contributions $1,257,213
   Program Service Revenue $845
Total Primary Revenue $1,258,058
   Other Revenue $60,445
TOTAL REVENUE $1,318,503
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $802,043
   Administrative Expenses $135,018
   Fundraising Expenses $292,428
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,229,489
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $89,014
   
Net Assets $1,200,095

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
Community/ School Based Program $421,934 52.6%
LEAD $325,187 40.5%
Peer to Peer $44,225 5.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 76.93 two stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 83.04 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 78.36 two stars
2016-12 09/01/2017 81.55 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 77.90 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.58 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 77.04 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 73.23 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 87.74 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 76.18 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 74-2594693
Name in IRS Master File THE BUDDY PROGRAM INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or 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 June, 1991
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Lindsay Lofaro Executive Director $121,206

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Buddy Program (CO) 76.93 two stars
ImpactIsrael (MD) 94.15 four stars
St. Anne's (CA) 92.49 four stars
Covenant House Washington (DC) 94.61 four stars
Atlanta Children's Shelter (GA) 87.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Buddy Program
110 East Hallam Street
Suite 125
Aspen, CO 81611
tel: (970) 920-2130
fax: (970) 920-2130
EIN: 74-2594693

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Board Leadership

Lenny “Boogie” Weinglass
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Lindsay Lofaro
Executive Director

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