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Human Services : Social Services

Gifts of Love

Families helping families

three stars

85.72

34 East Main Street Avon, CT 06001
tel: (860) 676-2323   Web Site
EIN: 06-1309318

Board Leadership
Maura Fitzgerald
President

CEO
Mary Jane "MJ" Lund
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.72 three stars
  Financial 83.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Gifts of Love is to reduce financial crises for working individuals and families in the Greater Hartford area with offering short-term programs and education that support and improve sustainability. The individuals and families Gifts of Love and Community Farm of Simsbury serve often face a short-term financial crisis due to reduced work hours, illness, divorce, death of a spouse/mate, exiting an abusive relationship, or a significant unexpected increase in expenses. By helping clients meet their most basic needs through food, clothing, housewares, linens and furniture, we enable them to focus on putting their lives back in order and attaining financial independence. Clients can visit the Agency for services once per month for up to one year.

The mission of Gifts of Love is to reduce financial crises for working individuals and families in the Greater Hartford area with offering short-term programs and education that support and improve sustainability. The individuals and families Gifts of Love and Community Farm of Simsbury serve often face a short-term financial crisis due to reduced work hours, illness, divorce, death of a spouse/mate, exiting an abusive relationship, or a significant unexpected increase in expenses. By helping clients meet their most basic needs through food, clothing, housewares, linens and furniture, we enable them to focus on putting their lives back in order and attaining financial independence. Clients can visit the Agency for services once per month for up to one year.

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Financial

three stars

83.08

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gifts of Love on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gifts of Love on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gifts of Love (CT) 85.72 three stars
Open Arms of Minnesota (MN) 90.50 four stars
Kids' Food Basket (MI) 90.59 four stars
Meals on Wheels of Alameda County (CA) 87.58 three stars
Food & Friends (DC) 85.82 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,612,259
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $43,760
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,990
Total Contributions $1,663,009
   Program Service Revenue $147,885
Total Primary Revenue $1,810,894
   Other Revenue $37,030
TOTAL REVENUE $1,847,924
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,534,752
   Administrative Expenses $158,947
   Fundraising Expenses $146,505
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,840,204
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,720
   
Net Assets $882,867

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 and Nutrition $841,599 54.8%
Education $473,651 30.9%
Special Programs $230,489 15.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2020 85.72 three stars
2018-12 07/01/2020 85.87 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 90.58 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 90.45 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2017 90.37 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 06-1309318
Name in IRS Master File GIFTS OF LOVE INC
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 (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 February, 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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,015 5.32% Susan Pribyson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gifts of Love (CT) 85.72 three stars
ICA (MN) 87.76 three stars
Sacramento Loaves & Fishes (CA) 95.36 four stars
Hunger Free America (NY) 85.79 three stars
The Hunger Coalition (ID) 97.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Gifts of Love
34 East Main Street
Avon, CT 06001
tel: (860) 676-2323
fax: (860) 676-9864
EIN: 06-1309318

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 463
Avon, CT 06001

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Board Leadership

Maura Fitzgerald
President

CEO

Mary Jane "MJ" Lund
Interim Executive Director

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