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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

93.79

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

Board Leadership
Diana M. Bianco
Chair

CEO
Megan Lewis
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.79 four stars
  Financial 92.19 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

92.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.24
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.5%
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) 93.79 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County (NC) 89.37 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (CA) 89.93 three stars
National FFA Foundation (IN) 85.89 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound (WA) 89.78 three stars

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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 42 Friends guiding, supporting and mentoring more than 350 children.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,810,907
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,969,418
   Related Organizations $305,000
   Government Grants $790,330
Total Contributions $6,875,655
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,875,655
   Other Revenue $-3,238
TOTAL REVENUE $6,872,417
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,149,540
   Administrative Expenses $296,871
   Fundraising Expenses $555,958
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,002,369
   
Payments to Affiliates $15,000
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,870,048
   
Net Assets $6,044,660

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 $4,149,540 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012
  • August, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$72,001 1.43% Megan Lewis Executive Director --
Other Salaries of Note
$41,971 0.83% Terri Sorensen Former President $131,860

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 42 Friends guiding, supporting and mentoring more than 350 children.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the Children, Portland (OR) 93.79 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties (FL) 85.89 three stars
United Friends of the Children (CA) 95.88 four stars
Camp Fire Alabama (AL) 89.35 three stars
Publicolor (NY) 91.57 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

Diana M. Bianco
Chair

CEO

Megan Lewis
Executive Director

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