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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

94.39

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

Board Leadership
Denny Luria
Chair

CEO
Kara Allen Soldati
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.39 four stars
  Financial 96.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

four stars

96.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.4%
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) 94.39 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami (FL) 88.48 three stars
Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas (TX) 91.24 four stars
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (MD) 90.58 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties (FL) 90.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,624,926
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,616,161
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,048,650
Total Contributions $7,289,737
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,289,737
   Other Revenue $23,713
TOTAL REVENUE $7,313,450
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,031,367
   Administrative Expenses $635,033
   Fundraising Expenses $561,959
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,228,359
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $85,091
   
Net Assets $7,195,665

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 $2,523,748 41.8%
College Readiness Program $1,545,361 25.6%
College Sponsorship Program $972,395 16.1%

Ratings History
United Friends of the Children has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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
$80,965 1.12% Kara Allen Soldaati President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$100,949 1.39% Polly Williams Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Friends of the Children (CA) 94.39 four stars
Sheriff's Youth Foundation of Los Angeles County (CA) 91.19 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound (WA) 94.99 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas (TX) 88.07 three stars
Cathedral Arts Project (FL) 94.39 four 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

Denny Luria
Chair

CEO

Kara Allen Soldati
President

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