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International Friendships

Making the Word Feel at Home

three stars

88.44

1520 Old Henderson Rd Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43220
tel: (614) 294-2434   Web Site
EIN: 31-0971249

Board Leadership
Rick Negley
Board Chair

CEO
Richard Mendola
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.44 three stars
  Financial 84.15 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

To extend life-changing hospitality and friendship to international students out of reverence for Jesus.

International Friendships (IFI) is a Christian community organization that works in partnership with universities and volunteers to promote friendship and hospitality for international students, scholars and family members. IFI links international students with American volunteers from local churches who are interested in cross-cultural exchange and who help meet the various practical needs internationals face in living in another culture. IFI also partners with internationals through on-campus student organizations.

To extend life-changing hospitality and friendship to international students out of reverence for Jesus.

International Friendships (IFI) is a Christian community organization that works in partnership with universities and volunteers to promote friendship and hospitality for international students, scholars and family members. IFI links international students with American volunteers from local churches who are interested in cross-cultural exchange and who help meet the various practical needs internationals face in living in another culture. IFI also partners with internationals through on-campus student organizations.

Financial

three stars

84.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
73.3%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 14.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Friendships on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by International Friendships on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Friendships (OH) 88.44 three stars
DiscipleMakers (PA) 87.82 three stars
Word of Life Fellowship (NY) 91.25 four stars
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (DC) 86.49 three stars
FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, Inc.) (CT) 98.80 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,688,548
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $125,458
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,814,006
   Program Service Revenue $46,018
Total Primary Revenue $2,860,024
   Other Revenue $28,393
TOTAL REVENUE $2,888,417
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,131,853
   Administrative Expenses $349,171
   Fundraising Expenses $242,838
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,723,862
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $164,555
   
Net Assets $1,886,345

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
Campus Ministry $1,492,112 70.0%
Services to International Students and Scholars $381,542 17.9%
Partnering with Churches and Volunteers $120,916 5.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 05/01/2021 88.44 three stars
2018-08 10/01/2019 88.53 three stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 87.24 three stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 80.69 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 83.16 three stars
2015-08 12/01/2016 82.70 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 84.61 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 86.23 three stars
2013-08 09/01/2014 88.37 three stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 88.40 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 31-0971249
Name in IRS Master File INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIPS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
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 March, 1980
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
$115,430 4.23% Richard Mendola CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
International Friendships (OH) 88.44 three stars
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia (PA) 85.40 three stars
DiscipleMakers (PA) 87.82 three stars
Young Life (CO) 94.59 four stars
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (MO) 95.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

International Friendships
1520 Old Henderson Rd
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43220
tel: (614) 294-2434
fax: (614) 298-0434
EIN: 31-0971249

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Board Leadership

Rick Negley
Board Chair

CEO

Richard Mendola
Executive Director

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