Maryland Coalition of Families

Connect. Support. Empower.

Columbia, MD   |
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Maryland Coalition of Families

EIN: 52-2214361


Using our personal experience caring for loved ones with behavioral health needs, Maryland Coalition of Families connects, supports and empowers Maryland’s families and advocates to improve systems that impact individuals with behavioral health challenges.

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Executive Director

Christina Green

Main address

8950 State Route 108 Suite 223

Columbia, MD 21045 USA

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Subject area info


Human services

Population served info


NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

MCF seeks to connect more families with support as they care for someone with a mental health, substance use or problem gambling challenge and advocate to improve systems and services that support individuals with behavioral health challenges. We want to strengthen families because support and connection from close friends and family leads to better outcomes for individuals with behavioral health challenges. We want to address the inequities in systems designed to help people with mental health, substance use or problems gambling disorders and their families and ensure fair access to resources and treatment.

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?

Family Peer Support

Using our lived experience caring for our own loved ones with behavioral health conditions, MCF staff offer emotional support, resource connection and systems navigation to parents, caregivers and other loved ones. Staff listen without judgment to a family's concerns and help them to improve a child or loved one’s situation at school or work, in the home and in the community. Services are provided at no cost.

Population(s) Served

MCF's Family Leadership Institute is a annual 6-week course that trains parents and caregivers of children with behavioral health conditions to be advocates for themselves, their loved ones and their communities. Institute participants benefit from workshops led by State leaders from the Department of Education, Human Services and the Behavioral Health Administration as well as behavioral health experts. They use what they learn in the Institute to provide family voice in the rooms and at the tables where decisions about them are being made. They apply skills they have learned to advocate in Annapolis on legislative priorities to benefit the behavioral health community.

Population(s) Served

MCF's Taking Flight program is support by young adults for young adults. Taking Flight staff offer peer support through social media and meet up events. They also serve on State committees and workgroups to provide young adult voice in the rooms and at the tables where decisions about them are being made. The program supports young adults aged 18 - 26 as they transition from adolescents to adulthood, a time when challenges and stressors can be exacerbated by behavioral health challenges.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

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.

Number of families served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Family Peer Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

1. Elevate MCF to be a leader in the field of family peer support. We want to be seen as the State's go-to expert on issues that impact families.
2. Increase MCF's visibility among key stakeholders to educate them about what family peer support is and why its critical to the health and wellbeing of the entire family and leads to better outcomes for those with behavioral health challenges.
3. Bolster Education and Advocacy efforts to ensure family voice is represented when policy and legislative decisions are under consideration.

MCF will build a Family Peer Support Academy which will standardize a model for training new Family Peer Support Specialists, increase those with national certification and build a Maryland-specific certification program. We will implement policies and programs to promote wellness and professional development opportunities for our staff. We will develop and strengthen relationships with community partners and other key stakeholders

MCF will create consistent messaging and identify where we can be most impactful in our community. We will design an outreach plan to reach the most underserved parts of our State to ensure they have support and access to resources We will develop a marketing plan that promotes wellness and reduces stigma associated with behavioral health challenges.

MCF will build strong relationships with our elected leaders, thought leaders, policymakers and community organizations. We will ensure family voice is represented statewide committees work groups . We will enhance our family leadership program which trains families to be advocates for their loved ones, themselves and their community.

Since 1999, MCF has been Maryland's primary provider of family peer support services. We are governed by a strong board of directors and led by a senior leadership team with more than 75 years of nonprofit experience combined. We are financially stable and in FY24, the board committed resources to building a development department to help the organization diversify its funding portfolio. We have staff in all 24 Maryland jurisdictions who live and work in the communities they serve. We have strong relationships with Maryland's key agencies serving children, youth and families.

MCF has seen exponential growth in the number of families seeking our services since 2020. We continue to apply for and obtain additional funding to expand our services to ensure we can meet the needs of the families we serve. We have built the foundation for the Family Peer Support Academy and will soon hire a Professional Development Training Manager to oversee its implementation and expansion. We have hired a Chief Development Officer to stand up our new development department and have begun applying for funding that will diversify our portfolio. We have engaged a consulting firm that specializes in nonprofit communications to help develop a message and marketing plan. We have strengthened internal infrastructure as well as policies and procedures in anticipation of growth that will result from our newly implemented Strategic Plan.


Maryland Coalition of Families
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 Maryland Coalition of Families
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.67 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 23% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Maryland Coalition of Families

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Maryland Coalition of Families

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $238,883 $290,888 $228,559 $106,321 -$96,935
As % of expenses 6.2% 6.6% 4.8% 2.0% -1.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $201,421 $247,089 $201,018 $104,592 -$97,432
As % of expenses 5.2% 5.6% 4.2% 2.0% -1.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $4,106,090 $4,678,047 $4,979,148 $5,364,503 $5,772,217
Total revenue, % change over prior year 15.5% 13.9% 6.4% 7.7% 7.6%
Program services revenue 0.4% 0.1% 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 99.4% 99.7% 99.4% 99.7% 99.7%
All other grants and contributions 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,867,207 $4,387,159 $4,750,589 $5,258,182 $5,869,152
Total expenses, % change over prior year 17.8% 13.4% 8.3% 10.7% 11.6%
Personnel 75.3% 78.3% 78.3% 79.9% 78.1%
Professional fees 6.0% 4.1% 2.6% 3.5% 4.4%
Occupancy 2.4% 2.6% 2.6% 2.4% 2.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 16.3% 15.0% 16.6% 14.2% 15.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,904,669 $4,430,958 $4,778,130 $5,259,911 $5,869,649
One month of savings $322,267 $365,597 $395,882 $438,182 $489,096
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $4,226,936 $4,796,555 $5,174,012 $5,698,093 $6,358,745

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.3 0.8 3.9 3.2 2.6
Months of cash and investments 2.3 0.8 3.9 3.2 2.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.0 4.3 4.6 4.4 3.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $753,322 $300,048 $1,528,738 $1,417,093 $1,258,785
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $1,007,109 $1,776,560 $859,028 $893,992 $983,674
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $260,697 $260,697 $254,757 $254,757 $148,497
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 71.7% 88.5% 99.0% 99.7% 99.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 28.3% 27.6% 25.3% 19.9% 22.1%
Unrestricted net assets $1,367,866 $1,614,955 $1,815,973 $1,920,565 $1,823,133
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $1,367,866 $1,614,955 $1,815,973 $1,920,565 $1,823,133

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Executive Director

Christina Green

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Maryland Coalition of Families

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Maryland Coalition of Families

Board of directors
as of 08/31/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Laura Kimmel

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 ? Yes
  • 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 8/31/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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