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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$198,109 2.94% Kara Allen Soldati President, CEO

Mission

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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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