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Best Buddies International

Enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

three stars

89.09

100 Southeast Second Street Suite 2200
Miami, FL 33131
tel: (305) 374-2233   Web Site
EIN: 52-1614576

Board Leadership
Anthony K. Shriver
Founder and Chairman

CEO
Anthony K. Shriver
Founder and Chairman

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.09 three stars
  Financial 86.81 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.

Best Buddies is the world's largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with IDD. For individuals within this community, Best Buddies helps them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy, and communications skills, and feel valued by society.

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.

Best Buddies is the world's largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with IDD. For individuals within this community, Best Buddies helps them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy, and communications skills, and feel valued by society.

Financial

three stars

86.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 11.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Best Buddies International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Best Buddies International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Best Buddies International (FL) 89.09 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,366,767
   Federated Campaigns $21,334
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $13,944,995
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,033,187
Total Contributions $27,366,283
   Program Service Revenue $449,283
Total Primary Revenue $27,815,566
   Other Revenue $-3,235,607
TOTAL REVENUE $24,579,959
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,404,558
   Administrative Expenses $1,102,701
   Fundraising Expenses $3,269,505
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,776,764
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $803,195
   
Net Assets $8,997,087

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
Friendship Programs $16,290,549 84.0%
Jobs $2,938,428 15.1%
E-Buddies $175,581 0.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.09 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 87.40 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.33 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 88.32 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 88.07 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 88.54 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 85.78 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 82.64 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.29 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 82.75 three stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 93.85 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 94.03 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 93.70 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 95.83 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 88.43 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 96.39 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 94.31 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 96.89 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 52-1614576
Name in IRS Master File BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code Q20
NTEE Classification Promotion of International Understanding
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (321) Boys Club, Little League, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$221,667 0.93% Anthony Kennedy Shriver Chairman, Founder $59,583
Other Salaries of Note
$36,000 0.15% Ronald Book Director --

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Best Buddies International (FL) 89.09 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Best Buddies International
100 Southeast Second Street
Suite 2200
Miami, FL 33131
tel: (305) 374-2233
fax: (305) 789-5577
EIN: 52-1614576

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Board Leadership

Anthony K. Shriver
Founder and Chairman

CEO

Anthony K. Shriver
Founder and Chairman

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