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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

United Friends of the Children

Preparing foster youth for a future that works

four stars

95.88

1055 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1955
Los Angeles, CA 90017
tel: (213) 580-1850   Web Site
EIN: 95-3665186

Board Leadership
Mitchell Evall
Chair

CEO
Kara Allen Soldati
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.88 four stars
  Financial 95.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

95.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
79.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.22
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Friends of the Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Friends of the Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Friends of the Children (CA) 95.88 four stars
Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (AZ) 94.93 four stars
Fresh Lifelines for Youth (CA) 91.45 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine (ME) 93.42 four stars
Girls Inc. of New York City (NY) 92.24 four stars

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United Friends of the Children (UFC) was founded in 1979 to respond to the unmet needs of Los Angeles County's most vulnerable and underserved population, the foster youth. UFC is dedicated to bettering the lives of foster children and to supporting former foster youth in their journey to become successful, independent adults. Through our housing and education programs, foster youth are provided with the opportunity to graduate from high school, attend and graduate from college, get a job, find housing and have a support system that moves them gradually towards independence. Currently, UFC provides services and support to more than 1,500 foster youth each year throughout Los Angeles County.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,739,037
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,749,346
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $817,421
Total Contributions $6,305,804
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,305,804
   Other Revenue $46,649
TOTAL REVENUE $6,352,453
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,251,719
   Administrative Expenses $744,358
   Fundraising Expenses $632,847
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,628,924
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-276,471
   
Net Assets $7,536,652

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
Pathways Transitional Living Program $2,096,288 39.9%
College Sponsorship Program $1,305,250 24.9%
College Readiness Program $1,164,381 22.2%

Ratings History
United Friends of the Children has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 11/01/2016 95.88 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.83 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.82 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 94.81 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 96.67 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 94.76 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.42 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 89.60 three stars
2009-06 05/01/2010 88.14 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 70.18 two stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 83.28 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 69.24 one star
2005-06 11/01/2006 82.79 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 84.35 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 95-3665186
Name in IRS Master File UNITED FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN
NTEE Code P32
NTEE Classification Foster Care
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (327) Prevention of cruelty to children
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(429) Other inner city or community benefit 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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$215,309 3.24% Polly Williams President, CEO

United Friends of the Children (UFC) was founded in 1979 to respond to the unmet needs of Los Angeles County's most vulnerable and underserved population, the foster youth. UFC is dedicated to bettering the lives of foster children and to supporting former foster youth in their journey to become successful, independent adults. Through our housing and education programs, foster youth are provided with the opportunity to graduate from high school, attend and graduate from college, get a job, find housing and have a support system that moves them gradually towards independence. Currently, UFC provides services and support to more than 1,500 foster youth each year throughout Los Angeles County.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Friends of the Children (CA) 95.88 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (TN) 97.50 four stars
Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps (TX) 90.86 four stars
Kansas 4-H Foundation, Inc. (KS) 93.67 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (MO) 87.04 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Friends of the Children
1055 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1955
Los Angeles, CA 90017
tel: (213) 580-1850
fax: (213) 580-1820
EIN: 95-3665186

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Board Leadership

Mitchell Evall
Chair

CEO

Kara Allen Soldati
President

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