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Human Services : Social Services

Caring for Friends

Sharing food and friendship since 1974

94.48

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

Board Leadership
Vincent J. Schiavone
Executive Chair

CEO
Steven M. Schiavone
President, Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.48
  Financial 93.30
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1974 on the belief that no one should be hungry or alone in a world of caring people, Caring for Friends (CFF) is a volunteer organization and independent food bank serving greater Philadelphia. CFF provides food and friendship to homebound seniors, veterans, and those with disabilities; delivers meals to people facing homelessness; and donates food to more than 250 community partners in unserved and underserved neighborhoods. In 2021, CFF rescued, sourced and distributed more than 12 million pounds of food. Volunteer to cook meals, pack snacks, make deliveries or visit with clients at caringforfriends.org

Founded in 1974 on the belief that no one should be hungry or alone in a world of caring people, Caring for Friends (CFF) is a volunteer organization and independent food bank serving greater Philadelphia. CFF provides food and friendship to homebound seniors, veterans, and those with disabilities; delivers meals to people facing homelessness; and donates food to more than 250 community partners in unserved and underserved neighborhoods. In 2021, CFF rescued, sourced and distributed more than 12 million pounds of food. Volunteer to cook meals, pack snacks, make deliveries or visit with clients at caringforfriends.org

Financial

93.30

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Caring for Friends (PA) 94.48
Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (CT) 91.16
Meals on Wheels Diablo Region (CA) 95.53
St. John's Bread & Life (NY) 93.31
Sustainable Food Center (TX) 88.63

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,511,676
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,511,676
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,511,676
   Other Revenue $61,217
TOTAL REVENUE $2,572,893
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,691,670
   Administrative Expenses $116,822
   Fundraising Expenses $48,322
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,856,814
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-283,921
   
Net Assets $2,579,252

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 $2,691,670 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-07 02/01/2022 94.48
2019-07 11/01/2020 89.02
2018-07 06/01/2019 85.43
2017-07 08/01/2018 75.04
2016-07 10/01/2017 75.04
2015-07 08/01/2016 84.52
2014-07 06/01/2016 84.50
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 11/01/2015 79.20
2013-07 06/01/2014 81.88
2012-07 08/01/2013 75.55
2011-07 07/01/2012 77.43
2010-07 09/20/2011 74.38
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 12/22/2010 87.02
2008-07 11/01/2009 74.09
2007-07 09/01/2008 78.18
2006-07 04/01/2007 79.10
2005-07 07/01/2006 77.95
2004-07 09/01/2005 79.23

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 CARING 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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$73,166 2.56% Steven M. Schiavone President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Caring for Friends (PA) 94.48
St. Mary's Dining Room (CA) 85.95
Sustainable Food Center (TX) 88.63
Nourish Phoenix (AZ) 91.25
God's Love We Deliver (NY) 91.73

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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 J. Schiavone
Executive Chair

CEO

Steven M. Schiavone
President, Executive Director

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