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Aid For Friends

Food and friendship; little miracles love can bring

two stars

75.04

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

Board Leadership
Rita Ungaro-Schiavone
Chairperson

CEO
Steven M. Schiavone
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.04 two stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 67.00 one star
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Aid For Friends' mission is to serve needy, isolated shut-ins, primarily the frail elderly, in the five county Greater Philadelphia area, with free daily home-cooked meals delivered weekly by empathetic volunteer visitors, and also to provide shut-ins with free outreach services. The goal is to help our homebound client/friends maintain their cherished independence by supporting their determination to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to enhance their quality of life. Since our inception in 1974 - we have delivered more than 13 million free meals to over 11,900 shut-ins. Our visitors have volunteered more than 1.5 million hours of compassionate visiting with their shut-in client/friends.

Aid For Friends' mission is to serve needy, isolated shut-ins, primarily the frail elderly, in the five county Greater Philadelphia area, with free daily home-cooked meals delivered weekly by empathetic volunteer visitors, and also to provide shut-ins with free outreach services. The goal is to help our homebound client/friends maintain their cherished independence by supporting their determination to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to enhance their quality of life. Since our inception in 1974 - we have delivered more than 13 million free meals to over 11,900 shut-ins. Our visitors have volunteered more than 1.5 million hours of compassionate visiting with their shut-in client/friends.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

one star

67.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
92.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth -4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Aid For Friends on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Aid For Friends on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Aid For Friends (PA) 75.04 two stars
Project Angel Heart (CO) 94.47 four stars
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee (FL) 90.39 four stars
St. John's Bread & Life (NY) 89.71 three stars
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula (CA) 91.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,297,142
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,297,142
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,297,142
   Other Revenue $61,081
TOTAL REVENUE $2,358,223
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,265,856
   Administrative Expenses $134,559
   Fundraising Expenses $56,564
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,456,979
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-98,756
   
Net Assets $2,707,475

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 $2,265,856 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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

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
$72,031 2.93% Steve Schiavone President, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$21,322 0.86% Rita Ungaro-Schiavone Chairperson

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Aid For Friends (PA) 75.04 two stars
Arlington Food Assistance Center (VA) 96.40 four stars
Sacramento Loaves & Fishes (CA) 96.86 four stars
making change (CO) 88.37 three stars
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (CA) 90.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Aid 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

Rita Ungaro-Schiavone
Chairperson

CEO

Steven M. Schiavone
Executive Director

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