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Pronto of Long Island Inc

People helping people

aka Pronto   |   Bay Shore, NY   |  http://www.prontolongisland.org
GuideStar Charity Check

Pronto of Long Island Inc

EIN: 11-2317426


Mission

To feed the hungry , clothe the needy welcome the stranger and provide healing and hope to everyone who walks through our doors.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Mrs. Vivian Hart

Main address

128 Pine Aire Dr

Bay Shore, NY 11706 USA

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EIN

11-2317426

Subject area info

Vocational education

Basic and emergency aid

Food banks

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Women and girls

Families

Parents

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NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Vocational Technical (B30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Pronto is a poverty fighting organization which aims to serve our most vulnerable populations with emergency food and basic necessities while simultaneously offering proactive assistance in the form of education and advocacy to help our families improve the quality of their lives. Our approach is to develop professional and trusting partnerships with our families as we customize treatment plans that provide opportunities for growth.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Pronto of Long Island's Food Pantry

Pronto of Long Island provides food to families in the community in need. The majority of the food is provided by donations from Community Partners, Food Drives and the private sector.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

Pronto of Long Island's Thrift Center offers community members and their families the opportunity to shop for donated gently used clothing, shoes and other gently used household items. The Thrift Center is open during regular business hours. Pronto of Long Island's Warehouse is open during regular business hours. We are constantly receiving and picking up new items so our warehouse is always filled with great finds.

Population(s) Served

Pronto of Long offers a citizenship program to get students ready for the citizenship exam and to improve their basic skills in English. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Adults

Pronto of Long Island offers an immunization program called Shots for Tots the first and second Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. There is a $5 Administrative Fee/Donation requested for each child/student receiving an immunization. This program is provided for those who do not have health insurance coverage only and children up to 18 years old. Children are seen on a first come first serve basis.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Pronto of Long Island offers weekly English as a Second Language classes. These classes are open to the public. Registration is required. ESL classes are currently held on Saturdays from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged people

Pronto of Long Island also offers advocacy for all of our clients. Through our various community partnerships we provide our clients with information and expert professional advice on various subjects ranging from legal advice to Food stamp information. Some of our partnerships include
1. Empire Justice program (legal issues)
​2. Food Stamp Assistance
3. Immigration Services
4. Senior Services programs a. FAN
5. Medicare Insurance updates
Insurance Provider information ​and much more...

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

The objective of this program is to provide food and preventive healthcare to vulnerable children and families in our underserved communities. Families living in poverty struggle with basic necessities and often simultaneously neglect health related issues. This program addresses these needs with hands on professional support from visiting healthcare professionals and advocacy from our staff in ensuring our client's individual needs are served. We additionally provide emergency food as well as nutrition education to our families in need.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

This program was instituted during the COVID-19 crisis. Many of our vulnerable seniors were unable to leave their homes during the height of this crisis and through our Safe At Home program, Pronto was able to deliver emergency food to seniors in need of support. The program continues to offer emergency food to seniors who are infirm. Our nutrition educational information and emergency supplies are a welcome benefit to our senior population. The ability to check on their overall well-being is an added benefit of this program.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Families
Seniors

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Victims and oppressed people, At-risk youth

Related Program

Food Insecurity and Critical Preventive Healthcare

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our organization has been serving Suffolk County for over 50 years. Our aim is to continue to serve the neediest populations in our communities with dignity and respect while supplying basic necessities such as emergency food and clothing while also offering opportunities for advancement. Through education and advocacy we are able to help our clients improve the quality of their lives. Our approach is as diverse as the populations we serve. In order to address poverty, we must also address food insecurity, good health and well-being, quality education and reduced inequalities. Through our programs and services, through adovcacy and education as well as through our community partnerships we are able to address the critical needs of the families we serve.


In fighting poverty and hunger on Long Island, our strategy is to offer pathways to progress including making healthcare services more available, offering educational opportunities and practical life enhancing skills. In addition to our Food Pantry which provides emergency food and our Thrift Center which offers clothing, shoes and other basic household items, we offer a host of other programs and services all aimed at improving the quality of our clients' lives. Pronto provides English as a Second Language classes, healthcare opportunities including Shots for Tots and additional vaccine options. We also address Nutrition education and offer a Citizenship Program as well as advocacy customized to our families' needs. Our strategy involves building trust with our families so that we can respectfully guide them in an indivdualized way that will truly benefit, support and enhance their lives.

One of Pronto's greatest assets is the number of professionals who have returned to help Pronto grow. The current Executive Director lives in the community and has been working with community programs and fundraising for over 35 years. The growth of the Board with community members who bring their expertise as well as their business and community contacts to Pronto has also increased Pronto's capacity in the market. Additionally, Pronto has experienced growth from increased visibility through communication with donors via social media, email blasts and a redesigned website.

We have grown our Board to a group of eleven leaders who are helping to increase both our reach and capacity. In terms of services, we continue to develop and offer new opportunities for our clients such as our Food Insecurity and Critical Preventive Healthcare program for vulnerable families. The COVID-19 crisis has brought Pronto's work to the forefront on Long Island as we continued to serve our families throughout the height of the crisis. We have new donors who have joined our family of providers and new community partners who are advocating for our clients. As we look forward we want to continue to grow our services, our partnerships, our Board and our fundraising.

Financials

Pronto of Long Island Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 Pronto of Long Island Inc. 2020 Pronto of Long Island 2020 Audited Financials 2018 Pronto of Long Island Inc.
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.81

Average of 0.26 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.4

Average of 1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

15%

Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Pronto of Long Island Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Pronto of Long Island Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Pronto of Long Island Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$14,638 $373,629 $57,836 $53,117 $98,059
As % of expenses -1.7% 31.3% 5.0% 3.4% 5.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$42,406 $346,265 $24,278 $19,559 $64,459
As % of expenses -4.8% 28.3% 2.0% 1.2% 3.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $836,511 $1,568,706 $1,215,491 $1,597,359 $1,899,517
Total revenue, % change over prior year -21.7% 0.0% -22.5% 31.4% 18.9%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 6.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 88.0% 96.2% 96.8% 96.5% 98.3%
Other revenue 5.2% 3.8% 3.2% 3.5% 1.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $851,149 $1,195,077 $1,157,655 $1,544,242 $1,801,458
Total expenses, % change over prior year -20.1% 0.0% -3.1% 33.4% 16.7%
Personnel 15.4% 12.3% 13.8% 10.0% 9.6%
Professional fees 0.7% 2.3% 3.0% 2.5% 0.3%
Occupancy 3.2% 3.2% 2.3% 1.7% 1.2%
Interest 3.1% 1.8% 1.7% 1.2% 0.7%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 77.6% 80.4% 79.3% 84.6% 88.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $878,917 $1,222,441 $1,191,213 $1,577,800 $1,835,058
One month of savings $70,929 $99,590 $96,471 $128,687 $150,122
Debt principal payment $19,407 $20,206 $21,279 $22,411 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $292,349 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $969,253 $1,634,586 $1,308,963 $1,728,898 $1,985,180

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 0.1 0.9 1.3 1.1 3.4
Months of cash and investments 0.1 0.9 1.3 1.1 3.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.2 1.1 1.5 1.3 2.9
Balance sheet composition info 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $6,889 $85,931 $123,550 $135,530 $516,104
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $13,583 $17,600 $8,250 $16,211 $30,400
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,190,953 $1,484,793 $813,671 $1,493,496 $746,513
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 50.0% 43.5% 0.0% 47.8% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 73.6% 42.1% 40.0% 37.3% 50.3%
Unrestricted net assets $165,131 $558,314 $582,592 $602,151 $666,610
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $165,131 $558,314 $582,592 $602,151 $666,610

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mrs. Vivian Hart

Vivian Hart was born in the Republic of Honduras, spent her childhood in Brooklyn, New York and then moved to Long Island in 1969 with her hard working parents, her older brother and younger sister. In 1974 she graduated from Commack North High School, attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn and then Suffolk Community College on Long Island. On May 7th, 1976, Vivian received her certificate of naturalization and celebrated her United States Citizenship before entering into active service in the U.S. Marine Corps. Vivian was stationed at various bases in North Carolina, California, Texas, Hawaii, and Japan among other places and retired after 21 years of combined active and reserve service. Vivian has a Bachelors's degree in Health and Human Services and a Masters's in Post Secondary and Adult Education. She worked in military law, family legal services, child abuse, substance abuse, adult probation, staff training, development, and various supervisory and admin positions.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Pronto of Long Island Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Pronto of Long Island Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Mr. Carlos Cruz


Board co-chair

Mr. Michael Grant

Michael Grant Funeral Home

Michael McElroy

Retired

Michael Grant

President Grant Funeral Homes

Dara Gary

C.P.A.

Kathy Bennett

Volunteer

Lisa Carfora

Real Estate Agent

Cindy Combs

Social Worker

Carlos Cruz

Real Estate Business Owner

Lamiaa Elkouilly

Owner Express Medical

Judith Weissman

Owner Core Professional Development

Nina Fenton

Public Relations Consultant

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/23/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/30/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.