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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

FOCUS North America

Providing Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter

four stars

93.32

600 N. Bell Ave. Building 1, Suite 115
Carnegie, PA 15106
tel: (866) 267-3083   Web Site
EIN: 26-4427803

Board Leadership
Brian Bullard
Chairman

CEO
Seraphim Danckaert
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.32 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

FOCUS North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America. FOCUS has operations and youth volunteer experiences in more than 50 cities in the United States. As an expression of Christ's love FOCUS North America serves the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick and imprisoned by providing Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter. We bring communities, parishes, and partners together in hands-on activities – uniting giver and the underserved — to help transform all of our lives and break the cycle of poverty that afflicts so many in our society.

FOCUS North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America. FOCUS has operations and youth volunteer experiences in more than 50 cities in the United States. As an expression of Christ's love FOCUS North America serves the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick and imprisoned by providing Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter. We bring communities, parishes, and partners together in hands-on activities – uniting giver and the underserved — to help transform all of our lives and break the cycle of poverty that afflicts so many in our society.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
89.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 16.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FOCUS North America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FOCUS North America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FOCUS North America (PA) 93.32 four stars
Brookwood Florida (FL) 91.05 four stars
Hope Children's Home (FL) 94.58 four stars
Covenant House Florida (FL) 91.57 four stars
Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America (NY) 85.69 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,698,427
   Federated Campaigns $14,971
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $283,347
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,996,745
   Program Service Revenue $380,360
Total Primary Revenue $5,377,105
   Other Revenue $-48,007
TOTAL REVENUE $5,329,098
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,054,842
   Administrative Expenses $494,808
   Fundraising Expenses $280,087
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,829,737
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $499,361
   
Net Assets $1,815,301

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 93.32 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 84.76 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 86.65 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 26-4427803
Name in IRS Master File FOCUS NORTH AMERICA
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable 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 March, 2009
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$42,613 0.88% Seraphim Danckaert Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$92,716 1.91% Nicholas Chakos Former Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FOCUS North America (PA) 93.32 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

FOCUS North America
600 N. Bell Ave.
Building 1, Suite 115
Carnegie, PA 15106
tel: (866) 267-3083
EIN: 26-4427803

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 645039
Pittsburgh, PA 15264

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Board Leadership

Brian Bullard
Chairman

CEO

Seraphim Danckaert
Executive Director

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