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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

87.56

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

Board Leadership
Tremale Berger
Chair

CEO
Matt Strieker
President

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.56
  Financial 83.86
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 12/23/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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

83.86

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 12/23/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.2%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Friends of the Children (CA) 87.56
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (TX) 92.02
Students Run LA (CA) 97.46
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands (NE) 87.84
Boy Scouts of America, Old Hickory Council (NC) 88.15

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,120,843
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $151,605
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,787,045
Total Contributions $7,059,493
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,059,493
   Other Revenue $18,335
TOTAL REVENUE $7,077,828
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,772,327
   Administrative Expenses $363,569
   Fundraising Expenses $983,819
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,119,715
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,041,887
   
Net Assets $6,093,368

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 $3,685,475 54.4%
Scholars Program $3,086,852 45.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 12/23/2021 87.56
2019-06 12/01/2020 89.88
2018-06 10/01/2019 87.46
2017-06 08/01/2018 91.79
2016-06 12/22/2017 94.39
2015-06 11/01/2016 95.88
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.83
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.82
2013-06 10/01/2014 94.81
2012-06 08/01/2013 96.67
2011-06 06/01/2012 94.76
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.42
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 89.60
2009-06 05/01/2010 88.14
2008-06 10/01/2009 70.18
2007-06 09/01/2008 83.28
2006-06 10/01/2007 69.24
2005-06 11/01/2006 82.79
2004-06 11/01/2005 84.35

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,334 1.44% Matt Strieker Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$151,043 1.86% Kara Allen Soldati Former President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Friends of the Children (CA) 87.56
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Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) (CA) 96.46
Camp Beech Cliff (ME) 85.15
Boy Scouts of America, Central Florida Council (FL) 86.71

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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

Tremale Berger
Chair

CEO

Matt Strieker
President

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