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Best Buddies International

Enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

three stars

87.40

100 Southeast Second Street Suite 2200
Miami, FL 33131
tel: (800) 892-8339   Web Site
EIN: 52-1614576

Board Leadership
James Lintott
Chairman

CEO
Anthony K. Shriver
Founder and Chairman

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.40 three stars
  Financial 86.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

86.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.5%
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) 87.40 three stars
The Mustard Seed (MS) 86.56 three stars
Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis (MO) 93.45 four stars
Misericordia (IL) 94.41 four stars
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (PA) 93.44 four stars

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Best Buddies International is 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). Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant, international organization that has grown from one original chapter to more than 2,000 college, high school and middle school campuses across the country and internationally. Our eight formal programs - Best Buddies Middle Schools, High Schools and Colleges, Best Buddies Citizens, e-Buddies, Best Buddies Jobs, Best Buddies Ambassadors and Best Buddies Promoters - will positively impact more than 400,000 individuals this year. Best Buddies created the 2020 Initiative in 2011, with the goal of opening offices in all 50 states, expanding into 100 countries, and impacting three million people with and without IDD worldwide by the end of 2020.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,851,967
   Federated Campaigns $16,600
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $13,407,465
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,946,627
Total Contributions $24,222,659
   Program Service Revenue $377,969
Total Primary Revenue $24,600,628
   Other Revenue $-2,915,613
TOTAL REVENUE $21,685,015
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,925,898
   Administrative Expenses $1,136,669
   Fundraising Expenses $2,560,336
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,622,903
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $62,112
   
Net Assets $8,174,363

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 $14,991,746 83.6%
Jobs $2,749,542 15.3%
E-Buddies $184,610 1.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$168,000 0.77% Anthony Kennedy Shriver Chairman, Founder $112,000
Other Salaries of Note
$36,000 0.16% Ronald Book Director --

Best Buddies International is 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). Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant, international organization that has grown from one original chapter to more than 2,000 college, high school and middle school campuses across the country and internationally. Our eight formal programs - Best Buddies Middle Schools, High Schools and Colleges, Best Buddies Citizens, e-Buddies, Best Buddies Jobs, Best Buddies Ambassadors and Best Buddies Promoters - will positively impact more than 400,000 individuals this year. Best Buddies created the 2020 Initiative in 2011, with the goal of opening offices in all 50 states, expanding into 100 countries, and impacting three million people with and without IDD worldwide by the end of 2020.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Best Buddies International (FL) 87.40 three stars
Equest (TX) 86.27 three stars
Variety the Children's Charity of Southern California (CA) 91.87 four stars
4 Paws for Ability (OH) 94.69 four stars
Friendship Home, Massachusetts (MA) 88.95 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Best Buddies International
100 Southeast Second Street
Suite 2200
Miami, FL 33131
tel: (800) 892-8339
fax: (305) 374-5305
EIN: 52-1614576

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Board Leadership

James Lintott
Chairman

CEO

Anthony K. Shriver
Founder and Chairman

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