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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

three stars

87.46

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

Board Leadership
Robert A. Daly, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Matt Strieker
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.46 three stars
  Financial 86.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

86.10

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.95
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Friends of the Children (CA) 87.46 three stars
WINGS for Kids (SC) 94.59 four stars
Susquehanna Council Boy Scouts of America (PA) 86.77 three stars
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (FL) 90.86 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix (AZ) 94.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,105,862
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,329,055
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,193,310
Total Contributions $6,628,227
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,628,227
   Other Revenue $-55,034
TOTAL REVENUE $6,573,193
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,387,189
   Administrative Expenses $555,223
   Fundraising Expenses $786,268
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,728,680
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-155,487
   
Net Assets $6,622,906

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
Housing Program $2,747,867 51.0%
Scholars Program $2,639,322 49.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 87.46 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 91.79 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 94.39 four stars
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]
Ruling Date December, 1981
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$198,109 2.94% Kara Allen Soldati President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Friends of the Children (CA) 87.46 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (GA) 96.21 four stars
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (CA) 95.01 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County (NJ) 94.05 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council (IN) 89.96 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

Robert A. Daly, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Matt Strieker
President

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