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Best Buddies International

Enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

three stars

85.93

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 85.93 three stars
  Financial 84.13 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

84.13

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Best Buddies International (FL) 85.93 three stars
The Detroit Institute for Children (MI) 92.38 four stars
The Asperger-Autism Network (MA) 89.16 three stars
Pine Tree Society (ME) 96.46 four stars
Rainbow Acres (AZ) 85.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,850,001
   Federated Campaigns $7,633
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $15,950,150
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,461,695
Total Contributions $33,269,479
   Program Service Revenue $420,366
Total Primary Revenue $33,689,845
   Other Revenue $-2,970,972
TOTAL REVENUE $30,718,873
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,304,743
   Administrative Expenses $1,255,381
   Fundraising Expenses $4,117,650
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,677,774
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,041,099
   
Net Assets $12,311,014

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 $17,902,557 80.3%
Jobs $4,238,879 19.0%
E-Buddies $163,307 0.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 85.93 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 87.85 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$370,000 1.33% Anthony Kennedy Shriver Chairman, Founder
Other Salaries of Note
$36,000 0.13% Ronald Book Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Best Buddies International (FL) 85.93 three stars
Challenge Aspen (CO) 94.67 four stars
Rainbow Acres (AZ) 85.58 three stars
The Asperger-Autism Network (MA) 89.16 three stars
Kostopulos Dream Foundation (UT) 100.00 four 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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