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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Friends of the Children, Portland

Transforming the lives of Portland's most vulnerable children

four stars

90.07

44 Northeast Morris Street Portland, OR 97212
tel: (503) 281-6633   Web Site
EIN: 93-1098105

Board Leadership
Jenna Mooney
Chair

CEO
Maddie Andrews
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.07 four stars
  Financial 86.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1993, Friends of the Children, Portland provides Portland's most at-risk children with intensive and long-term mentors. We take a preventive, early intervention approach that breaks the cycle of poverty and abuse by helping children in need overcome the many obstacles in their lives. We make a twelve and a half year commitment to each child, selecting them in kindergarten and guiding them through high school graduation. Friends of the Children, Portland has 50 Friends guiding, supporting and mentoring more than 500 children.

Founded in 1993, Friends of the Children, Portland provides Portland's most at-risk children with intensive and long-term mentors. We take a preventive, early intervention approach that breaks the cycle of poverty and abuse by helping children in need overcome the many obstacles in their lives. We make a twelve and a half year commitment to each child, selecting them in kindergarten and guiding them through high school graduation. Friends of the Children, Portland has 50 Friends guiding, supporting and mentoring more than 500 children.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED
36
Number of youth service participants who have involvement in juvenile justice system
8
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

86.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Children, Portland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the Children, Portland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Children, Portland (OR) 90.07 four stars
Fresh Youth Initiatives (NY) 98.92 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad (CA) 90.21 four stars
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (TX) 92.16 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (FL) 93.83 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,945,943
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,757,355
   Related Organizations $786,483
   Government Grants $784,530
Total Contributions $6,274,311
   Program Service Revenue $12,000
Total Primary Revenue $6,286,311
   Other Revenue $-172,785
TOTAL REVENUE $6,113,526
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,430,127
   Administrative Expenses $693,187
   Fundraising Expenses $718,004
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,841,318
   
Payments to Affiliates $22,500
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $272,208
   
Net Assets $6,170,140

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
Mentors $4,430,127 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 11/01/2019 90.07 four stars
2017-08 12/21/2018 89.27 three stars
2016-08 04/01/2018 93.61 four stars
2015-08 08/01/2016 93.79 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 89.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 91.28 four stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 90.37 four stars
2012-08 05/01/2013 90.05 four stars
2011-08 05/01/2012 93.49 four stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 93.50 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 07/01/2011 90.81 four stars
2009-08 12/01/2010 90.90 four stars
2008-08 11/01/2009 93.62 four stars
2007-08 03/01/2009 84.93 three stars
2006-08 07/01/2007 80.06 three stars
2005-08 07/01/2006 81.65 three stars
2004-08 07/01/2005 76.52 two stars
2003-08 08/01/2004 80.89 three stars
2002-08 01/01/2004 93.13 four 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 93-1098105
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN-PORTLAND
NTEE Code O30
NTEE Classification Adult, Child Matching Programs
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 April, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,827 1.60% Megan Lewis Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Children, Portland (OR) 90.07 four stars
Youth Empowerment Project (LA) 90.85 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Wichita Falls (TX) 87.71 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Coronado Area Council (KS) 89.25 three stars
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) (CA) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of the Children, Portland
44 Northeast Morris Street
Portland, OR 97212
tel: (503) 281-6633
EIN: 93-1098105

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Board Leadership

Jenna Mooney
Chair

CEO

Maddie Andrews
Interim Executive Director

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