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Dollar Energy Fund

Helping low-income utility customers

three stars

89.39

P.O. Box 42329 Pittsburgh, PA 15203
tel: (800) 683-7036   Web Site
EIN: 25-1442933

Board Leadership
Ron Giulianelli
President

CEO
Chad Quinn
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2016 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

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2016 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)
93.5%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth -3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dollar Energy Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dollar Energy Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dollar Energy Fund (PA) 89.39 three stars
Oregon Energy Fund (OR) 91.16 four stars
Operation Fuel (CT) 95.63 four stars
Fuel Fund of Maryland (MD) 100.00 four stars
The Heat and Warmth Fund (MI) 92.38 four stars

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Since 1983, Dollar Energy Fund has been working to meet our mission to improve the quality of life for households experiencing hardships by providing utility assistance and other services that lead to self-sufficiency. Dollar Energy Fund has grown to become the fourth largest fuel fund in the country. Our organization has been there for those who need help with their utility bills and the need is growing due to increased costs of everyday living expenses and severe winters. Our unique program model allows us to leverage the generosity of the community to maximize the support from the utility companies and their customers.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,025,981
   Federated Campaigns $2,267
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $342,105
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $70,000
Total Contributions $9,440,353
   Program Service Revenue $8,578,834
Total Primary Revenue $18,019,187
   Other Revenue $5,715
TOTAL REVENUE $18,024,902
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,117,390
   Administrative Expenses $855,148
   Fundraising Expenses $330,337
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,302,875
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $722,027
   
Net Assets $12,580,965

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
Financial Assistance $16,094,502 99.9%
Residential Homeowner Assistance Program $22,888 0.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 12/21/2016 89.39 three stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 89.02 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 93.72 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 88.27 three stars
2013-09 06/01/2014 90.74 four stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 97.83 four stars
2011-09 05/01/2012 97.92 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 97.91 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 07/01/2011 97.04 four stars
2009-09 06/01/2010 96.68 four stars
2008-09 08/01/2009 89.65 three stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 89.01 three stars
2006-09 08/01/2007 92.93 four stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 82.08 three stars
2004-09 08/01/2005 85.12 three stars
2003-09 11/01/2004 84.84 three 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 25-1442933
Name in IRS Master File DOLLAR ENERGY FUND INC
NTEE Code L82
NTEE Classification Housing Expense Reduction Support
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 September, 1983
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, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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
$183,879 1.06% Chad Quinn Chief Executive Officer, Former Chief Operating Officer

Since 1983, Dollar Energy Fund has been working to meet our mission to improve the quality of life for households experiencing hardships by providing utility assistance and other services that lead to self-sufficiency. Dollar Energy Fund has grown to become the fourth largest fuel fund in the country. Our organization has been there for those who need help with their utility bills and the need is growing due to increased costs of everyday living expenses and severe winters. Our unique program model allows us to leverage the generosity of the community to maximize the support from the utility companies and their customers.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dollar Energy Fund (PA) 89.39 three stars
Oregon Energy Fund (OR) 91.16 four stars
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (CO) 90.15 four stars
Fuel Fund of Maryland (MD) 100.00 four stars
The Heat and Warmth Fund (MI) 92.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dollar Energy Fund
P.O. Box 42329
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
tel: (800) 683-7036
fax: (412) 431-2084
EIN: 25-1442933

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Board Leadership

Ron Giulianelli
President

CEO

Chad Quinn
Chief Executive Officer

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