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Human Services : Social Services

Friendship Trays

Delivering nutrition and more to neighbors in need

four stars

95.60

2401-A Distribution Street Charlotte, NC 28203
tel: (704) 333-9229   Web Site
EIN: 56-1201496

Board Leadership
Tobe Holmes
President

CEO
Lucy Bush Carter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.60 four stars
  Financial 93.79 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1978, Friendship Trays delivers about 750 meals daily to elderly, handicapped, and convalescing people who are unable or greatly restricted in their ability to prepare or secure meals and who reside within the area we can reach with our corps of drivers. This meal consists of two separate containers, one with meat or fish, vegetable and such, the other with carbohydrate and dessert. Also included is a container of milk or juice. Diet orders are obtained for all clients from their doctors, and a range of special diets are available to fill doctors' written orders for certain medical conditions.

Founded in 1978, Friendship Trays delivers about 750 meals daily to elderly, handicapped, and convalescing people who are unable or greatly restricted in their ability to prepare or secure meals and who reside within the area we can reach with our corps of drivers. This meal consists of two separate containers, one with meat or fish, vegetable and such, the other with carbohydrate and dessert. Also included is a container of milk or juice. Diet orders are obtained for all clients from their doctors, and a range of special diets are available to fill doctors' written orders for certain medical conditions.

Financial

four stars

93.79

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
91.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friendship Trays on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friendship Trays on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friendship Trays (NC) 95.60 four stars
Martha's Kitchen (CA) 91.51 four stars
Help From People to People (NY) 85.01 three stars
Open Hand (GA) 87.40 three stars
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County (CA) 96.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $939,661
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $939,661
   Program Service Revenue $736,478
Total Primary Revenue $1,676,139
   Other Revenue $378,763
TOTAL REVENUE $2,054,902
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,830,078
   Administrative Expenses $111,127
   Fundraising Expenses $71,217
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,012,422
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $42,480
   
Net Assets $2,993,006

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
Delivering Meals $1,830,078 100.0%

Ratings History
Friendship Trays has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 95.60 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 98.32 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 89.37 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.62 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 93.75 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 89.11 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 90.36 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 88.36 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 88.38 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.21 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 79.64 two stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 85.68 three stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 92.18 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 96.15 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 85.03 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 96.09 four stars
2003-12 07/01/2005 84.77 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 56-1201496
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDSHIP TRAYS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 July, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$65,000 3.22% Lucy Bush Carter Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friendship Trays (NC) 95.60 four stars
Food & Friends (DC) 88.01 three stars
ICA (MN) 89.58 three stars
Valley Outreach (MN) 90.48 four stars
Boca Helping Hands (FL) 93.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friendship Trays
2401-A Distribution Street
Charlotte, NC 28203
tel: (704) 333-9229
fax: (704) 333-5947
EIN: 56-1201496

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Board Leadership

Tobe Holmes
President

CEO

Lucy Bush Carter
Executive Director

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