Atlanta, GA   |
GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 16-1622195


Caring For Others, Inc., (CFO) exists for the purpose of helping those without the basic necessities to live with dignity. We seek to eradicate poverty on every level through feeding, clothing, educating and housing.

Ruling year info



Mrs. Eslene Richmond-Shockley

Main address

3537 Browns Mill Rd Se Ste 2

Atlanta, GA 30354 USA

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Subject area info

Human services

Population served info


Low-income people

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

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

Human Service Organizations (P20)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work to support the everyday needs of families and seniors who are living in poverty and seek to give them dignity

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?

Community Assistance Programs


Population(s) Served

Our Emergency Food Assistance Program includes a pantry stocked with assorted meats, canned goods, basic staples and household items such as: paper items, detergent, diapers etc. The purpose of the emergency food assistance program is not to restrict our clients from overuse but to sufficiently assist them and encourage them through their difficulty. The emergency food assistance program is zip code restricted and requires a needs assessment so that we can properly service the individual or family. We also include our seniors and disabled individuals that have little to no income. This program allows our seniors and those who are disabled to receive food and household/personal effects that they would normally have to go without because of the high costs of medicines and fixed incomes. Our goal is to help alleviate hunger by providing the necessary food to the people who come through our doors for assistance.

Population(s) Served

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 people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

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

Seniors, Families

Related Program

Emergency Food Assistance-Senior/Disabled Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Total Individuals served in 2022

Total pounds of food rescued

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

Seniors, Families

Related Program

Emergency Food Assistance-Senior/Disabled Assistance

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success


Pounds of food distributed

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

Community Assistance Programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Provide meaningful improvement in the quality of life and economic opportunity for low-income individuals and families.

Give those in need a chance for a better life or a second chance for a better quality of life.

Break the cycle of hunger, homelessness and poverty by providing critically needed assistance to both individuals and families.

Creating and implementing community specific programs that will enrich not only individuals but families as well. These programs will consist of several facets designed to help move each family from their current impoverished situation into a more sustainable quality of life. Developing micro-economic centers that are indigenous to the land and community will be the primary focus in the Caring For Others facilities in countries abroad.

We have already established two other NGOs in Antigua and Nigeria and are currently working on a third in Guyana South America. With these NGOs we will be able to adequately produce land indigenous programs for the overall betterment of some of the most impoverished areas.

Currently we have been able to garner the two international NGOs and are currently working on a third and a fourth. We have not yet implemented the micro-economic centers yet but they are in process.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

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 0.07 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of CARING FOR OTHERS 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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $404,279 -$91,574 $456,297 -$527,456 -$513,212
As % of expenses 2.7% -1.6% 5.8% -8.4% -8.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $404,279 -$91,574 $431,588 -$552,165 -$564,040
As % of expenses 2.7% -1.6% 5.5% -8.8% -9.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $15,603,768 $5,610,206 $8,336,198 $5,738,038 $5,681,024
Total revenue, % change over prior year 6.7% -64.0% 48.6% -31.2% -1.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% 13.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 3.8% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.8% 95.6% 91.0% 84.6% 76.5%
Other revenue 0.0% 4.4% 4.3% 15.4% 9.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $15,199,489 $5,600,257 $7,879,901 $6,265,595 $6,243,811
Total expenses, % change over prior year 2.6% -63.2% 40.7% -20.5% -0.3%
Personnel 1.9% 9.1% 3.8% 6.0% 4.6%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 1.4% 0.0%
Interest 0.5% 2.5% 1.8% 3.2% 0.9%
Pass-through 93.8% 81.1% 84.6% 75.8% 72.0%
All other expenses 3.8% 7.3% 9.7% 13.6% 22.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $15,199,489 $5,600,257 $7,904,610 $6,290,304 $6,294,639
One month of savings $1,266,624 $466,688 $656,658 $522,133 $520,318
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $65,628
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $105,091 $158,651
Total full costs (estimated) $16,466,113 $6,066,945 $8,561,268 $6,917,528 $7,039,236

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.6
Months of cash and investments 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.3 0.7 6.9 7.6 6.5
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $86,328 $10,764 $139,640 $178,285 $325,290
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,521,398 $1,521,398 $1,521,398 $1,626,489 $1,760,431
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 10.3% 10.3% 12.0% 12.7% 13.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 79.6% 83.5% 28.3% 31.5% 34.0%
Unrestricted net assets $412,327 $320,753 $4,518,551 $3,966,386 $3,402,346
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $412,327 $320,753 $4,518,551 $3,966,386 $3,402,346

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.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Mrs. Eslene Richmond-Shockley

Eslene Richmond-Shockley is truly an example of faith, perseverance, obedience and strength. A native of Guyana, South America, she grew up with her grandmother in the Nabaclis Village on the East Coast. While she recalls growing up poor, memories of her childhood are rich with endless words of encouragement she received from her grandmother. In January 1994, Eslene was diagnosed with a brain tumor and her world began to tumble. Six months after her diagnosis she was laid off by the company that she had dedicated so much of her life to. Nevertheless, the words of Eslene’s grandmother were brought to mind and, she knew she needed to pick up and move forward. In partnership with Dodd-Sterling United Methodist Church she organized the first Community Holiday Giving event helping more than 300 families. It was this event, confirmed by a dream in which God told her to “feed my sheep,” that gave birth to Caring For Others, Inc. in September 2001.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.


Board of directors
as of 03/30/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mrs Crystal D. Khalil

Crystal Khalil and Associates

Term: 2020 - 2022

Keith Landers

Private Consultant

Meagan Howell


Aidoo Osei

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Ashley Robertson


Crystal Khalil

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Yvette Cook-Darby

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Eslene Richmond-Shockley

Caring For Others

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Marlon Cousin


Brian Prokes

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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 3/30/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/07/2022

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

  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.