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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Chai Lifeline

Fighting illness with love

three stars

83.59

151 West 30th Street New York, NY 10001
tel: (877) 242-4543   Web Site
EIN: 11-2940331

Board Leadership
Solomon Mayer & Mordy Rothberg
Presidium

CEO
Rabbi Stephen Scholar
Executive Vice President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.59 three stars
  Financial 77.88 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 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

two stars

77.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chai Lifeline on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chai Lifeline on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chai Lifeline (NY) 83.59 three stars
Christian Family Care (AZ) 92.51 four stars
Jewish Family & Childrens Service of Greater Mercer County (NJ) 95.51 four stars
Open Door Community House (GA) 90.37 four stars
Family & Children's Service (TN) 92.18 four stars

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Chai Lifeline's mission is to bring joy and hope to seriously ill children and their families through year-round programs that offer social, emotional and financial support. Counseling, educational services, insurance advocacy, information and referrals, retreats, sibling programs, Big Brothers and Sisters, and recreational activities help the entire family cope with the daily challenges of living with illness. Hot meals, transportation assistance, patient navigation, and ongoing emotional support when children are in the midst of medical crises counter the isolation felt by families when children are ill. The organization is a leader in the field of illness camping. Its two overnight camps offer 450 children and teens with life-threatening illnesses, chronic conditions, and disabilities a summer filled with experiences and friendships that build confidence and skills as they motivate campers to fight the devastating effects of illness.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,016,266
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $12,830,755
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,847,021
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $21,847,021
   Other Revenue $-3,484,120
TOTAL REVENUE $18,362,901
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,186,410
   Administrative Expenses $1,851,963
   Fundraising Expenses $1,818,995
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,857,368
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-494,467
   
Net Assets $11,064,687

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
Family and Community Programs $6,520,779 42.9%
Overnight Summer Camps $4,916,157 32.4%
Hospital and Home Based Services $3,284,903 21.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 83.59 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.42 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 89.89 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 89.83 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 86.98 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 82.58 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 82.65 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.35 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 77.46 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 91.47 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 91.13 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 91.06 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 90.95 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 91.38 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 91.06 four stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 90.88 four stars

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity appeared on the CN Watchlist.

Date Listed Date Removed  
07/10/2015 08/01/2016 View details

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 11-2940331
Name in IRS Master File CHAI LIFELINE INC
NTEE Code E86
NTEE Classification Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
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 January, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$208,855 1.10% Abraham Cohen Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$351,139 1.86% Stephen Scholar Executive Vice President
$217,756 1.15% Israel Fried Regional Director

Chai Lifeline's mission is to bring joy and hope to seriously ill children and their families through year-round programs that offer social, emotional and financial support. Counseling, educational services, insurance advocacy, information and referrals, retreats, sibling programs, Big Brothers and Sisters, and recreational activities help the entire family cope with the daily challenges of living with illness. Hot meals, transportation assistance, patient navigation, and ongoing emotional support when children are in the midst of medical crises counter the isolation felt by families when children are ill. The organization is a leader in the field of illness camping. Its two overnight camps offer 450 children and teens with life-threatening illnesses, chronic conditions, and disabilities a summer filled with experiences and friendships that build confidence and skills as they motivate campers to fight the devastating effects of illness.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chai Lifeline (NY) 83.59 three stars
Benevilla (AZ) 87.41 three stars
Room to Grow (NY) 85.57 three stars
Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay (CA) 86.98 three stars
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (MA) 96.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chai Lifeline
151 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001
tel: (877) 242-4543
fax: (212) 465-0949
EIN: 11-2940331

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Board Leadership

Solomon Mayer & Mordy Rothberg
Presidium

CEO

Rabbi Stephen Scholar
Executive Vice President

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