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Human Services : Social Services

Together We Cope

Bridging the gap

three stars

89.66

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 89.66 three stars
  Financial 85.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

85.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
93.5%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth -1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
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) 89.66 three stars
Arm In Arm (NJ) 98.23 four stars
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio (OH) 90.46 four stars
Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless (MN) 91.08 four stars
Community Transportation Network (IN) 92.75 four stars

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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 2009 - 2010, Together We Cope provided assistance to 41,000 people. The Financial Assistance Program provided $228,000, the Clothing Program provided $128,000, and the Food Program provided $1,093,000. Our Holiday (Adopt-A-Child for Holiday Gifts) Program and Back-to-School (Supplies) Program each benefitted 1,100 children.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,691,569
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $458,000
Total Contributions $3,149,569
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,149,569
   Other Revenue $133,747
TOTAL REVENUE $3,283,316
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,079,267
   Administrative Expenses $171,245
   Fundraising Expenses $61,599
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,312,111
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-28,795
   
Net Assets $1,159,885

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 $1,364,748 44.3%
Family First Program $307,563 10.0%
Emergency Financial Assistance $139,365 4.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$71,780 2.16% Kathryn Straniero Executive Director

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 2009 - 2010, Together We Cope provided assistance to 41,000 people. The Financial Assistance Program provided $228,000, the Clothing Program provided $128,000, and the Food Program provided $1,093,000. Our Holiday (Adopt-A-Child for Holiday Gifts) Program and Back-to-School (Supplies) Program each benefitted 1,100 children.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Together We Cope (IL) 89.66 three stars
Interfaith Community Services, California (CA) 94.30 four stars
Community Service Society of New York (NY) 94.53 four stars
Rising Tide Capital (NJ) 92.44 four stars
Sacred Heart Community Service (CA) 88.84 three 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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