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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Sons of Italy Foundation

Preserving Italian American culture and improving lives

one star

69.13

219 E Street, NE Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 547-2900   Web Site
EIN: 23-6276526

Board Leadership
Nancy DiFiore Quinn
Chairman

CEO
Joseph Sciame
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 69.13 one star
  Financial 59.01 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) is the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the oldest and largest organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States. The SIF was founded in 1959 as a private, grant-making institution with the purpose of preserving Italian American culture, encouraging educational excellence among Italian Americans and improving lives in other areas. The main focuses of the SIF's charitable giving include: educational programs and scholarships, cultural preservation and advancement, medical research, disaster relief and special projects. The SIF also awards grants to organizations that preserve and advance Italian culture in the United States. To date, the SIF has given more than $93 million to these efforts.

The Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) is the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the oldest and largest organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States. The SIF was founded in 1959 as a private, grant-making institution with the purpose of preserving Italian American culture, encouraging educational excellence among Italian Americans and improving lives in other areas. The main focuses of the SIF's charitable giving include: educational programs and scholarships, cultural preservation and advancement, medical research, disaster relief and special projects. The SIF also awards grants to organizations that preserve and advance Italian culture in the United States. To date, the SIF has given more than $93 million to these efforts.

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Financial

one star

59.01

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
55.3%
  Administrative Expenses 20.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth -9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sons of Italy Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sons of Italy Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sons of Italy Foundation (DC) 69.13 one star
Citizens Committee for New York City (NY) 93.05 four stars
Business Volunteers Unlimited (OH) 88.22 three stars
Robin Hood Foundation (NY) 97.02 four stars
Initiative Foundation (MN) 87.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $669,993
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $165,612
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $835,605
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $835,605
   Other Revenue $-178,383
TOTAL REVENUE $657,222
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $444,139
   Administrative Expenses $190,090
   Fundraising Expenses $184,121
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $818,350
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-161,128
   
Net Assets $1,280,681

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 12/01/2019 69.13 one star
2017-09 12/21/2018 77.48 two stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 66.07 one star
2015-09 12/01/2016 73.90 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 61.68 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 59.22 one star
2013-09 04/01/2015 64.20 one star
2012-09 12/20/2013 62.15 one star
2011-09 12/01/2012 70.65 two stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 65.10 one star
2009-09 09/20/2011 70.05 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 61.87 one star
2008-09 05/01/2010 51.02 zero star
2007-09 12/01/2008 50.46 zero star
2006-09 10/01/2007 62.48 one star
2005-09 09/01/2006 47.50 zero star
2004-09 08/01/2005 70.72 two stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 67.29 one star
2002-09 04/01/2004 59.13 one star

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

EIN 23-6276526
Name in IRS Master File SONS OF ITALY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 June, 1930
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Joseph DiTrapani President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sons of Italy Foundation (DC) 69.13 one star
Together Colorado (CO) 88.22 three stars
Enlace Chicago (IL) 89.94 three stars
Hands On Atlanta (GA) 85.88 three stars
Business Volunteers Unlimited (OH) 88.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sons of Italy Foundation
219 E Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 547-2900
fax: (202) 546-8168
EIN: 23-6276526

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Board Leadership

Nancy DiFiore Quinn
Chairman

CEO

Joseph Sciame
President

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