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Friendship Community

Impacting the World with Capabilities

aka Friendship Ministries   |   Lititz, PA   |  www.friendshipcommunity.net
GuideStar Charity Check

Friendship Community

EIN: 23-1892383


Mission

MISSION Friendship Community is a Christian Ministry Cultivating Capabilities of Individuals with Intellectual Disability & Autism. VISION Impacting the World with Capabilities VALUES: Our Values are R.I.S.E. Relationships - Inspiring unity, respect and perspective Integrity - Modeling authenticity, clarity and truth Spirituality - Embracing the whole person to encourage living in balance with God, self and others Excellence - Creating the extraordinary with passion and purpose

Ruling year info

1988

CEO

Mary Ellen Farber

Main address

1149 E Oregon Rd

Lititz, PA 17543 USA

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EIN

23-1892383

Subject area info

Visual arts

Human services

Population served info

Adults

People with psychosocial disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Friendship Community seeks to address the many, varied needs of Individuals and families impacted by Intellectual Disability and Autism.

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?

Residential Services

Provides community group home living for adults with intellectual disability and autism

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adults

Provides support for adults with intellectual disability and autism to live as independently as possible

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adults

Provides Artists with intellectual disability and autism the means to learn artistic skills to create and market this art

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adults

Provides spiritual enrichment for adults with intellectual disability and autism

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2022

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 clients served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Residential Services, Home & Community Services, Artists (Friendship Heart Gallery & Studio)

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

MISSION
Friendship Community is a Christian Ministry Cultivating Capabilities of Individuals with Intellectual Disability & Autism.

VISION
Impacting the World with Capabilities

VALUES: Our Values are R.I.S.E.
Relationships - Inspiring unity, respect and perspective
Integrity - Modeling authenticity, clarity and truth
Spirituality - Embracing the whole person to encourage living in balance with God, self and others
Excellence - Creating the extraordinary with passion and purpose

Friendship Communty's 2023-2026 Strategic Plan and Priorities have two main focus areas.
1. FOCUS AREA: Enhance Organizational Infrastructure
2. FOCUS AREA: Growth Strategy - Intentional Innovative Growth

1. FOCUS AREA: Enhance Organizational Infrastructure
a. Implement Digital System Enhancements for efficient and effective organizational performance.
b. Develop organizational structure and processes that are nimble and sustainable to fill gaps and meet our organizational mission
c. Align Maintenance renovation projects and Fleet Management to accommodate current and future needs.
d. Develop Loyal Partnerships to enhance the relational experience of families, friends, donors, vendors, and other partners.

2. FOCUS AREA: Growth StrategyIntentional Innovative Growth
a. Align our program mix to maximize opportunities to support Individuals, engage families, and maintain quality of care in a faith-based environment.
b. Enhance Community Connections to foster Community Integration for Individuals, Team Members, and the Organization.
c. Develop a culture of excellence with a focus on wages, benefits, and training in order to attract and retain a positive and caring team.
d. Enhance stewardship of limited financial resources through accountability and exploration of innovative revenue streams.

Financials

Friendship Community
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.62

Average of 1.26 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.4

Average of 0.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

35%

Average of 35% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Friendship Community

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Friendship Community

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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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Friendship Community

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Friendship Community’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 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $638,767 $735,379 $3,080,264 $32,742 -$611,536
As % of expenses 4.1% 4.7% 19.9% 0.2% -3.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $200,869 $264,974 $2,650,079 -$377,458 -$943,183
As % of expenses 1.3% 1.6% 16.7% -2.4% -5.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $16,187,205 $16,406,015 $18,413,517 $15,940,963 $15,888,993
Total revenue, % change over prior year 1.6% 1.4% 12.2% -13.4% -0.3%
Program services revenue 94.8% 94.8% 79.6% 93.2% 92.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 12.9% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 4.8% 4.8% 6.0% 6.0% 6.7%
Other revenue 0.3% 0.2% 1.3% 0.6% 0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $15,579,109 $15,646,096 $15,485,637 $15,562,249 $16,498,567
Total expenses, % change over prior year 9.7% 0.4% -1.0% 0.5% 6.0%
Personnel 82.9% 84.0% 86.8% 87.2% 86.2%
Professional fees 2.5% 2.6% 2.3% 2.5% 2.1%
Occupancy 4.5% 4.4% 4.0% 3.9% 4.1%
Interest 0.6% 0.5% 0.5% 0.3% 0.2%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 9.5% 8.5% 6.3% 6.1% 7.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $16,017,007 $16,116,501 $15,915,822 $15,972,449 $16,830,214
One month of savings $1,298,259 $1,303,841 $1,290,470 $1,296,854 $1,374,881
Debt principal payment $81,585 $0 $2,616,580 $372,413 $137,979
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $17,396,851 $17,420,342 $19,822,872 $17,641,716 $18,343,074

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 0.2 2.7 1.8 1.0 0.4
Months of cash and investments 0.7 3.3 3.4 3.1 2.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.1 3.8 4.3 3.8 3.0
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $240,095 $3,559,952 $2,374,144 $1,298,950 $546,331
Investments $693,580 $704,409 $1,996,456 $2,768,711 $2,992,074
Receivables $2,083,730 $1,254,487 $1,233,616 $1,278,088 $1,284,197
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $11,031,456 $10,989,017 $10,485,561 $10,604,699 $10,750,012
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 59.6% 62.6% 65.7% 68.5% 70.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 39.1% 49.1% 20.6% 20.3% 21.6%
Unrestricted net assets $4,907,509 $5,172,483 $7,822,562 $7,445,104 $6,501,921
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $95,265 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $95,265 $112,765 $113,702 $98,150 $178,932
Total net assets $5,002,774 $5,285,248 $7,936,264 $7,543,254 $6,680,853

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

CEO

Mary Ellen Farber

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Friendship Community

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Friendship Community

Board of directors
as of 02/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Chuck Albert

C.J. Albert Jr. Consulting LLC

Term: 2023 - 2026

Chuck Albert

C.J. Albert Jr. Consulting LLC

Mike Hurst

Meridian Products

Ryan Curran

Fulton Financial Corporation

Rhonda Kurtz

Case New Holland

Sylvia Kauffman

Kauffman Family Limited Partnership

Lynda Wolfe

Retired - McNeil Consumer Pharmaceuticals

Jill Stoltzfoos

Kingsway Realty

Stephanie Michel-Segnor

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 ? No
  • 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
There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser