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Human Services : Social Services

Caring for Friends

Sharing food and friendship since 1974

three stars

85.43

12271 Townsend Road Philadelphia, PA 19154
tel: (215) 464-2224   Web Site
EIN: 23-2072722

Board Leadership
Vincent Schiavone
Executive Chair

CEO
Jeannette Fournier
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.43 three stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Caring for Friends (formerly Aid for Friends) provides food and friendship to homebound and disabled seniors, the homeless, and families and children in need. We are a community of caring people with over 10,000 volunteers who join us from faith-based organizations, companies, caring community organizations and schools.

Since our founding in 1974, Caring for Friends has served over 15 million meals to more than 14,000 homebound, isolated seniors and individuals in need in the five counties surrounding Philadelphia.

Caring for Friends (formerly Aid for Friends) provides food and friendship to homebound and disabled seniors, the homeless, and families and children in need. We are a community of caring people with over 10,000 volunteers who join us from faith-based organizations, companies, caring community organizations and schools.

Since our founding in 1974, Caring for Friends has served over 15 million meals to more than 14,000 homebound, isolated seniors and individuals in need in the five counties surrounding Philadelphia.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
92.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth -6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Caring for Friends on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Caring for Friends on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Caring for Friends (PA) 85.43 three stars
Food Outreach (MO) 94.46 four stars
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (CA) 92.01 four stars
House of Bread (OH) 90.59 four stars
Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, Inc. (NY) 85.69 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,175,701
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,175,701
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,175,701
   Other Revenue $53,684
TOTAL REVENUE $2,229,385
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,053,565
   Administrative Expenses $125,098
   Fundraising Expenses $46,010
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,224,673
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,712
   
Net Assets $2,852,277

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
Providing Meals and Emergency Assistance $2,053,565 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-07 06/01/2019 85.43 three stars
2017-07 08/01/2018 75.04 two stars
2016-07 10/01/2017 75.04 two stars
2015-07 08/01/2016 84.52 three stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 84.50 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 11/01/2015 79.20 two stars
2013-07 06/01/2014 81.88 three stars
2012-07 08/01/2013 75.55 two stars
2011-07 07/01/2012 77.43 two stars
2010-07 09/20/2011 74.38 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 12/22/2010 87.02 three stars
2008-07 11/01/2009 74.09 two stars
2007-07 09/01/2008 78.18 two stars
2006-07 04/01/2007 79.10 two stars
2005-07 07/01/2006 77.95 two stars
2004-07 09/01/2005 79.23 two 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 23-2072722
Name in IRS Master File AID FOR FRIENDS
NTEE Code K36
NTEE Classification Meals on Wheels
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 December, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$72,421 3.25% Steven M. Schiavone President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Caring for Friends (PA) 85.43 three stars
making change (CO) 85.92 three stars
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula (CA) 86.57 three stars
Neighbor to Neighbor (CT) 96.80 four stars
Cathedral Kitchen (NJ) 92.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Caring for Friends
12271 Townsend Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
tel: (215) 464-2224
fax: (215) 464-2507
EIN: 23-2072722

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Board Leadership

Vincent Schiavone
Executive Chair

CEO

Jeannette Fournier
Executive Director

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