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Human Services : Social Services

Dollar Energy Fund

Helping low-income utility customers

95.77

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

Board Leadership
Joseph Ott
President

CEO
Chad Quinn
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.77
  Financial 94.03
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

94.03

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
89.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.75
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.1%
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) 95.77
Oregon Energy Fund (OR) 85.90
The Heat and Warmth Fund (MI) 88.29
Energy Outreach Colorado (CO) 93.65
Operation Fuel (CT) 89.39

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,745,830
   Federated Campaigns $3,966
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $542,092
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $859,521
Total Contributions $13,151,409
   Program Service Revenue $7,588,528
Total Primary Revenue $20,739,937
   Other Revenue $352,676
TOTAL REVENUE $21,092,613
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,501,431
   Administrative Expenses $1,345,902
   Fundraising Expenses $478,485
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,325,818
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,766,795
   
Net Assets $31,312,987

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 $17,243,962 98.5%
Residential Homeowner Assistance Program $257,469 1.5%

Ratings History
Dollar Energy Fund has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-09 10/01/2021 95.77
2019-09 06/01/2020 92.92
2018-09 06/01/2019 91.16
2017-09 07/01/2018 91.16
2016-09 08/01/2017 92.69
2015-09 12/21/2016 89.39
2015-09 08/01/2016 89.02
2014-09 06/01/2016 93.72
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 88.27
2013-09 06/01/2014 90.74
2012-09 08/01/2013 97.83
2011-09 05/01/2012 97.92
2010-09 09/20/2011 97.91
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 07/01/2011 97.04
2009-09 06/01/2010 96.68
2008-09 08/01/2009 89.65
2007-09 09/01/2008 89.01
2006-09 08/01/2007 92.93
2005-09 07/01/2006 82.08
2004-09 08/01/2005 85.12

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$253,276 1.31% Chad Quinn Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dollar Energy Fund (PA) 95.77
Fuel Fund of Maryland (MD) 92.38
Oregon Energy Fund (OR) 85.90
Energy Outreach Colorado (CO) 93.65
The Heat and Warmth Fund (MI) 88.29

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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

Joseph Ott
President

CEO

Chad Quinn
Chief Executive Officer

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