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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Friends of Island Academy

Rebuilding young lives

three stars

88.29

127 West 127th Street Suite 127
New York, NY 10027
tel: (212) 760-0755   Web Site
EIN: 13-3576756

Board Leadership
Mark B. Rubin
Chair

CEO
Christine Pahigian
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.29 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Friends was founded in 1990 at the alternative high school on Rikers Island - known then as Island Academy. Rooted in collaboration between committed education and social service staff, we sought to address the recidivism rates, untapped potential, and minority over-representation among adolescents who attended school on Rikers Island. Our services have broadened over time, but our core mission remains the same. Adolescents as young as 16 are prosecuted as adults in New York's criminal justice system. About 800 per year attend school while they are serving sentences in jail, and they represent the pool in which we focus our efforts.
Ten years ago, we expanded our services in order to break intergenerational cycles of incarceration by providing support to fathers. Our Friends 2 Fathers program provides services to noncustodial fathers in order to improve parenting skills, address domestic violence and anger management issues, and facilitate employment and child support.

Friends was founded in 1990 at the alternative high school on Rikers Island - known then as Island Academy. Rooted in collaboration between committed education and social service staff, we sought to address the recidivism rates, untapped potential, and minority over-representation among adolescents who attended school on Rikers Island. Our services have broadened over time, but our core mission remains the same. Adolescents as young as 16 are prosecuted as adults in New York's criminal justice system. About 800 per year attend school while they are serving sentences in jail, and they represent the pool in which we focus our efforts.
Ten years ago, we expanded our services in order to break intergenerational cycles of incarceration by providing support to fathers. Our Friends 2 Fathers program provides services to noncustodial fathers in order to improve parenting skills, address domestic violence and anger management issues, and facilitate employment and child support.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.06
  Program Expenses Growth 61.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 83.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Island Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of Island Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Island Academy (NY) 88.29 three stars
Girls in the Game (IL) 87.11 three stars
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (CA) 91.42 four stars
Trail Blazers (NY) 92.38 four stars
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys (MN) 87.18 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $690,544
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $23,880
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,641,310
Total Contributions $7,355,734
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,355,734
   Other Revenue $-7,752
TOTAL REVENUE $7,347,982
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,174,793
   Administrative Expenses $646,115
   Fundraising Expenses $84,958
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,905,866
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $442,116
   
Net Assets $250,380

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
Community Based Program $2,900,491 47.0%
Health and Well Being $2,810,031 45.5%
Employment $328,209 5.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 88.29 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 84.44 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 81.24 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 81.37 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.05 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-06 03/01/2015 88.64 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 88.64 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 70.50 two stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 66.68 one star
2011-06 09/01/2012 65.41 one star
2010-06 09/20/2011 73.17 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-06 12/01/2009 68.83 one star
2007-06 11/01/2008 74.27 two stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 82.36 three stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 77.53 two stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 87.61 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 13-3576756
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF ISLAND ACADEMY INC
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
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 November, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,117 1.98% Christine Pahigian Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of Island Academy (NY) 88.29 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast (FL) 91.39 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (TN) 93.42 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Stamford (CT) 87.52 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GA) 91.91 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of Island Academy
127 West 127th Street
Suite 127
New York, NY 10027
tel: (212) 760-0755
fax: (212) 760-0756
EIN: 13-3576756

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Board Leadership

Mark B. Rubin
Chair

CEO

Christine Pahigian
Executive Director

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