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Human Services : Social Services

Together We Cope

Bridging the gap

three stars

87.62

17010 South Oak Park Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60477
tel: (708) 263-0302   Web Site
EIN: 36-3666952

Board Leadership
Frank Trombley
Board President

CEO
Kathryn Straniero
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.62 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Together We Cope bridges the gap for Southland residents in temporary crisis by providing food, shelter, clothing and referrals, empowering them to return to self-sufficiency. In response to the steel mill closings, which hit south suburban residents particularly hard, Oak Forest resident Loraine Cook founded Together We Cope in 1982. For the year 2016 - 2017, Together We Cope provided assistance to 47,500 people. The Financial Assistance Program provided $157,826, the Clothing Program provided $494,786, and the Food Program provided $1,332,431. Our Holiday (Adopt-A-Child for Holiday Gifts) Program and our Back-to-School (Supplies) Program benefitted 945 children.

Together We Cope bridges the gap for Southland residents in temporary crisis by providing food, shelter, clothing and referrals, empowering them to return to self-sufficiency. In response to the steel mill closings, which hit south suburban residents particularly hard, Oak Forest resident Loraine Cook founded Together We Cope in 1982. For the year 2016 - 2017, Together We Cope provided assistance to 47,500 people. The Financial Assistance Program provided $157,826, the Clothing Program provided $494,786, and the Food Program provided $1,332,431. Our Holiday (Adopt-A-Child for Holiday Gifts) Program and our Back-to-School (Supplies) Program benefitted 945 children.

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Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
92.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth -2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Together We Cope on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Together We Cope on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Together We Cope (IL) 87.62 three stars
Arm In Arm (NJ) 95.29 four stars
Ecumenical Hunger Program (CA) 98.23 four stars
Yamhill Community Action Partnership (OR) 95.47 four stars
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison (NY) 91.36 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,430,922
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $425,407
Total Contributions $2,856,329
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,856,329
   Other Revenue $105,606
TOTAL REVENUE $2,961,935
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,907,913
   Administrative Expenses $179,390
   Fundraising Expenses $65,212
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,152,515
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-190,580
   
Net Assets $969,305

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 Pantry $1,369,931 47.1%
Emergency Financial Assistance $308,263 10.6%
Family First Program $149,023 5.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 11/01/2018 87.62 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 86.67 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 89.66 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 91.59 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 91.12 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 88.59 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 93.67 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 93.67 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 95.15 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 93.08 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.24 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 94.32 four 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 36-3666952
Name in IRS Master File TOGETHER WE COPE
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 January, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$76,180 2.41% Kathryn Straniero Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Together We Cope (IL) 87.62 three stars
Foothill Unity Center (CA) 92.22 four stars
Northwest Assistance Ministries (TX) 90.50 four stars
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Phoenix (AZ) 95.87 four stars
Crossroads of Michigan (MI) 91.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Together We Cope
17010 South Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
tel: (708) 263-0302
fax: (708) 633-8459
EIN: 36-3666952

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Board Leadership

Frank Trombley
Board President

CEO

Kathryn Straniero
Executive Director

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