Better Business Bureau Report for
Albany Park Community Center, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2016

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Albany Park Community Center, Inc.
Address: 3403 W. Lawrence - #300
  Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773-583-5111
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1975, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Albany Park Community Center is to serve, support and educate diverse and multicultural community members as they determine their own path of growth and development.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Albany Park Community Center, Inc. does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 9: Fund Raising Expense Ratio - Spending should be no more than 35% of related contributions on fund raising. Related contributions include donations, legacies, and other gifts received as a result of fund raising efforts.

Albany Park Community Center, Inc. does not meet this Standard because:

  • According to its audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, the organization's fund raising costs were 36% ($238,294) of related contributions, which totaled $663,665.
In addition, the BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight and effectiveness measures and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 7Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Albany Park Community Center, Inc. meets the remaining 12 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Albany Park Community Center, Inc. (APCC), is a not-for-profit, community-based organization located in the multi-ethnic Chicago neighborhood of Albany Park. The Center operates a wide range of programs and services in and around the community they serve.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Albany Park Community Center, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Child Care 3,396,964
Neighborhood Development 1,311,598
Education 1,047,387
Work Force Development 469,703
Social Development 196,984
Counseling 93,958
Total Program Expenses: $6,516,594
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*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 36% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $663,665, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Albany Park Community Center, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Program Service Fees 6,634,072
Grants 302,600
In-Kind Donations 243,461
Contributions 64,839
Special Events 52,765
Miscellaneous Revenue 39,020
Total Income $7,336,757


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 19% 

Total income $7,336,757
Program expenses $6,516,594
Fund raising expenses 238,294
Administrative expenses 1,619,504
Total expenses $8,374,392
Expenses in Excess of Income (1,037,635)
Beginning net assets 1,750,413
Ending net assets 712,778
Total liabilities 1,378,573
Total assets $2,091,351

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