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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Police Athletic League of New Jersey

To serve the people and youth of our region by providing high quality programs

zero star

27.74

1019 Bloomfield Avenue Suite 2-B
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
tel: (973) 882-1955
EIN: 22-3101224

CEO
Thomas J. McDonnell
Executive Director

 
 
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Charities are required to file an annual federal tax return (the Form 990) with the IRS. A 501(c)3 public charity must file their Form 990 by the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization's accounting period ends. Upon filing Form 8868, an organization can request a 3-month extension, which is granted automatically. An organization can file for another 3-month extension, but it will be reviewed and the application must show reasonable cause for the additional time required. We have reached out to Police Athletic League of New Jersey for further clarification as to why we have not received their most recent Form 990 from the IRS yet, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information on this, please see page 6 of the IRS Form 990 instructions.


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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 27.74 zero star
  Financial 0.00 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 79.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/07/2018 and includes data from FY2013, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Police Athletic League of New Jersey (PALNJ) was founded in 199. PALNJ was formed to provide high quality statewide youth programs and services in the State of New Jersey directly to young people and to be an available resource to more than 70 local PAL programs located throughout New Jersey. The primary objective for the reinvigorated PALNJ is: serve the people and youth of our region by providing high quality programs, that will improve the quality of life in our state, especially programs that will help our youth to become caring, capable and engaged citizens in our complex society. The Mission will be achieved by establishing a high quality operational environment, a financially capable organization and new programs that will be embraced by our youth.

Police Athletic League of New Jersey (PALNJ) was founded in 199. PALNJ was formed to provide high quality statewide youth programs and services in the State of New Jersey directly to young people and to be an available resource to more than 70 local PAL programs located throughout New Jersey. The primary objective for the reinvigorated PALNJ is: serve the people and youth of our region by providing high quality programs, that will improve the quality of life in our state, especially programs that will help our youth to become caring, capable and engaged citizens in our complex society. The Mission will be achieved by establishing a high quality operational environment, a financially capable organization and new programs that will be embraced by our youth.

Financial

zero star

0.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

79.00

This rating was published 05/07/2018 and includes data from FY2013, 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)
28.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 61.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.64
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.06
  Program Expenses Growth -20.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Police Athletic League of New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Police Athletic League of New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Police Athletic League of New Jersey (NJ) 27.74 zero star
Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club (AR) 85.49 three stars
Girl Scouts of Citrus Council (FL) 88.22 three stars
Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club (NY) 92.23 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Marcos (CA) 91.15 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $753,899
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $73,011
Total Contributions $826,910
   Program Service Revenue $60,898
Total Primary Revenue $887,808
   Other Revenue $3
TOTAL REVENUE $887,811
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $155,993
   Administrative Expenses $185,185
   Fundraising Expenses $532,001
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $873,179
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,632
   
Net Assets $83,103

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2013-12 05/07/2018 27.74 zero star
-- 03/07/2017 --Moderate Concern Advisory

Charities are required to file an annual federal tax return (the Form 990) with the IRS. A 501(c)3 public charity must file their Form 990 by the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization's accounting period ends. Upon filing Form 8868, an organization can request a 3-month extension, which is granted automatically. An organization can file for another 3-month extension, but it will be reviewed and the application must show reasonable cause for the additional time required. We have reached out to Police Athletic League of New Jersey for further clarification as to why we have not received their most recent Form 990 from the IRS yet, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information on this, please see page 6 of the IRS Form 990 instructions.

2013-12 06/01/2016 27.74 zero star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 27.74 zero star
2012-12 12/22/2014 27.74 zero star
2012-12 10/01/2014 26.56 zero star
2012-12 07/01/2014 24.35 zero star
2008-12 06/22/2012 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Friday, June 22, 2012

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for the Police Athletic League of New Jersey on July 1, 2014 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for more than a year (since June 22, 2012) and because the issues that prompted the Donor Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:

  • The charity has amended FY 2011 and 2012 Forms 990 which corrected the below mentioned errors and omissions.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this  charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • Police Athletic League of New Jersey's most recent Form 990, which represents FY 2011 indicates that while the organization spent close to $900,000 on professional fundraisers (see the Statement of Functional Expenses), it did not receive any private contributions (see the Statement of Revenues). The vast majority of contributions are reported as coming from government grants ($518,168), which is not consistent with how the organization has reported contributions in past years. We reached out to the Police Athletic League of New Jersey requesting a clarification, but did not received an adequate explanation or an amended Form 990.
  • Charities are required to provide details about their expenditures on the Statement of Functional Expenses. The Police Athletic League of New Jersey’s FY 2010 Form 990, fails to break out how the charity allocated its expenditures across the program, administrative and fundraising categories (see the Statement of Functional Expenses). We reached out to the Police Athletic League of New Jersey on a number of occasions requesting clarification, but did not received an adequate explanation or an amended Form 990. 
  • The charity made the same omission on its 2008 Form 990. Later, in 2011, it filed an amended Form 990 for its FYE 2008 which did break out its expenditures on the Statement of Functional Expenses.
2009-12 03/01/2012 43.82 zero star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 52.93 zero star
2007-12 05/01/2009 59.27 one star
2006-12 04/01/2008 66.33 one star
2005-12 03/01/2007 47.50 zero star
2004-12 04/01/2006 45.97 zero star
2003-12 10/01/2005 35.00 zero star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-3101224
Name in IRS Master File POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUES OF NEW JERSEY INC
NTEE Code O20
NTEE Classification Youth Centers, Clubs, Multipurpose
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or activities
(603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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 September, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010
  • December, 2009

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
$17,500 2.00% Thomas J. McDonnell Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$45,962 5.26% Timothy E. Dowd Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Police Athletic League of New Jersey (NJ) 27.74 zero star
Girls Inc. of Memphis (TN) 86.01 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast (FL) 88.12 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (TX) 87.10 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate (SC) 86.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Police Athletic League of New Jersey
1019 Bloomfield Avenue
Suite 2-B
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
tel: (973) 882-1955
fax: (973) 882-7760
EIN: 22-3101224


CEO

Thomas J. McDonnell
Executive Director

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