FIREFIGHTERS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION INC

Address
1 WEST STREET
FARMINGDALE, NY 117352515
Contact
Website: http://www.ffcf.org
Phone: +1 (516) 249-0332
Nonprofit
NTEE: T20 - Private Grantmaking Foundations
EIN: 65-0258322

Mission

THE PRIMARY FOCUS IS TO PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MEDICAL CARE, SUSTENANCE, HOUSING, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY A FIRE OR DISASTER. THE FOUNDATION ALSO PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES OF FORMER FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL IN NEED, AND PROVIDES DIRECT AID AND/OR FUNDS FOR FIRE SAFETY AND BURN PREVENTION EDUCATION AND AWARENESS AND TO SUPPORT OTHER DISASTER OR PREVENTION RELATED CHARITIES, INSTITUTIONS AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS. THE FOUNDATION ALSO HAS A NATIONWIDE VOLUNTEER BRIGADE THAT ACTS AS THEIR EYES AND EARS TO IDENTIFY THOSE IN CRITICAL NEED.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1991
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area5602
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$132,458.00$112,500.00$112,500.00$102,663.00$101,000.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$123,000.00$112,500.00$101,000.00$102,663.00$101,000.00
Number of employees44666
Number of people compensated >$100k11000
Number of volunteers02690204212
Number of highly compensated contractors105555
Personnel
Cahill, James
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJAMES CAHILLJAMES CAHILLJAMES CAHILLJAMES CAHILLJAMES CAHILL
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Cambria, Fred
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personFRED CAMBRIAFRED CAMBRIAFRED CAMBRIAFRED CAMBRIAFRED CAMBRIA
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Daegling, Kathy
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    KATHY DAEGLING
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Guerrero, Meryl
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personMERYL GUERREROMERYL GUERREROMERYL GUERREROMERYL GUERREROMERYL GUERRERO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Helgason, Richard
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personRICHARD HELGASONRICHARD HELGASONRICHARD HELGASONRICHARD HELGASONRICHARD HELGASON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Lorini, Anthony
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personANTHONY LORINIANTHONY LORINIANTHONY LORINIANTHONY LORINIANTHONY LORINI
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Nocerino, Frank
TitleVICE PRESIDENT-N. REGIONVICE PRESIDENT-N. REGIONVICE PRESIDENT-N. REGIONVICE PRESIDENT-N. REGIONVICE PRESIDENT-N. REGION
Name of key/compensated personFRANK NOCERINOFRANK NOCERINOFRANK NOCERINOFRANK NOCERINOFRANK NOCERINO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Noto, Les
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personLES NOTOLES NOTOLES NOTOLES NOTOLES NOTO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Sherlock, Tom
TitleVICE PRESIDENT-S. REGIONVICE PRESIDENT-S. REGIONVICE PRESIDENT-S. REGIONVICE PRESIDENT-S. REGIONVICE PRESIDENT-S. REGION
Name of key/compensated personTOM SHERLOCKTOM SHERLOCKTOM SHERLOCKTOM SHERLOCKTOM SHERLOCK
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org10.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Tepedino, Frank
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personFRANK TEPEDINOFRANK TEPEDINOFRANK TEPEDINOFRANK TEPEDINOFRANK TEPEDINO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$118,000.00$108,000.00$96,500.00$98,163.00$96,500.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$9,700.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Tepedino, Lori
TitleSECY/TREASURERSECY/TREASURERSECY/TREASURERSECY/TREASURERSECY/TREASURER
Name of key/compensated personLORI TEPEDINOLORI TEPEDINOLORI TEPEDINOLORI TEPEDINOLORI TEPEDINO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$5,000.00$4,500.00$4,500.00$4,500.00$4,500.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTHE PRIMARY FOCUS IS TO PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MEDICAL CARE, SUSTENANCE, HOUSING, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY A FIRE OR DISASTER. THE FOUNDATION ALSO PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES OF FORMER FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL IN NEED, AND PROVIDES DIRECT AID AND/OR FUNDS FOR FIRE SAFETY AND BURN PREVENTION EDUCATION AND AWARENESS AND TO SUPPORT OTHER DISASTER OR PREVENTION RELATED CHARITIES, INSTITUTIONS AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS. THE FOUNDATION ALSO HAS A NATIONWIDE VOLUNTEER BRIGADE THAT ACTS AS THEIR EYES AND EARS TO IDENTIFY THOSE IN CRITICAL NEED.THE PRIMARY FOCUS IS TO PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MEDICAL CARE, SUSTENANCE, HOUSING, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY A FIRE OR DISASTER. THE FOUNDATION ALSO PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES OF FORMER FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL IN NEED, AND PROVIDES DIRECT AID AND/OR FUNDS FOR FIRE SAFETY AND BURN PREVENTION EDUCATION AND AWARENESS AND TO SUPPORT OTHER DISASTER OR PREVENTION RELATED CHARITIES, INSTITUTIONS AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS. THE FOUNDATION ALSO HAS A NATIONWIDE VOLUNTEER BRIGADE THAT ACTS AS THEIR EYES AND EARS TO IDENTIFY THOSE IN CRITICAL NEED.THE PRIMARY FOCUS IS TO PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MEDICAL CARE, SUSTENANCE, HOUSING, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY A FIRE OR DISASTER. THE FOUNDATION ALSO PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES OF FORMER FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL IN NEED, AND PROVIDES DIRECT AID AND/OR FUNDS FOR FIRE SAFETY AND BURN PREVENTION EDUCATION AND AWARENESS AND TO SUPPORT OTHER DISASTER OR PREVENTION RELATED CHARITIES, INSTITUTIONS AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS. THE FOUNDATION ALSO HAS A NATIONWIDE VOLUNTEER BRIGADE THAT ACTS AS THEIR EYES AND EARS TO IDENTIFY THOSE IN CRITICAL NEED.THE PRIMARY FOCUS IS TO PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MEDICAL CARE, SUSTENANCE, HOUSING, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY A FIRE OR DISASTER. THE FOUNDATION ALSO PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES OF FORMER FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL IN NEED, AND PROVIDES DIRECT AID AND/OR FUNDS FOR FIRE SAFETY AND BURN PREVENTION EDUCATION AND AWARENESS AND TO SUPPORT OTHER DISASTER OR PREVENTION RELATED CHARITIES, INSTITUTIONS AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS. THE FOUNDATION ALSO HAS A NATIONWIDE VOLUNTEER BRIGADE THAT ACTS AS THEIR EYES AND EARS TO IDENTIFY THOSE IN CRITICAL NEED.THE PRIMARY FOCUS IS TO PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MEDICAL CARE, SUSTENANCE, HOUSING, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY A FIRE OR DISASTER. THE FOUNDATION ALSO PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES OF FORMER FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL IN NEED, AND PROVIDES DIRECT AID AND/OR FUNDS FOR FIRE SAFETY AND BURN PREVENTION EDUCATION AND AWARENESS AND TO SUPPORT OTHER DISASTER OR PREVENTION RELATED CHARITIES, INSTITUTIONS AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS. THE FOUNDATION ALSO HAS A NATIONWIDE VOLUNTEER BRIGADE THAT ACTS AS THEIR EYES AND EARS TO IDENTIFY THOSE IN CRITICAL NEED.
Program service expenses, total$560,842.00$564,416.00$444,712.00$453,794.00$534,794.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDED DIRECT AID TO APPROXIMATELY 79 QUALIFIED FIRE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO ASSIST WITH MEDICAL CARE, HOUSING, REHABILITATION, FOOD AND CLOTHING. THE ORGANIZATION GRANTED FUNDS TO APPROXIMATELY 970 INSTITUTIONS. THESE INSTITUTIONS ARE COMPRISED OF VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS, BURN CENTERS, OTHER FIRE PREVENTION RELATED ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER CHARITIES.
Program expenses$560,842.00$564,416.00$444,712.00$453,794.00$534,794.00
Grants and allocations made$312,908.00$329,105.00$218,791.00$228,960.00$318,540.00
Program descriptionTHE ORGANIZATION PROVIDED DIRECT AID TO APPROXIMATELY 79 QUALIFIED FIRE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO ASSIST WITH MEDICAL CARE, HOUSING, REHABILITATION, FOOD AND CLOTHING. THE ORGANIZATION GRANTED FUNDS TO APPROXIMATELY 970 INSTITUTIONS. THESE INSTITUTIONS ARE COMPRISED OF VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS, BURN CENTERS, OTHER FIRE PREVENTION RELATED ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER CHARITIES.THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDED DIRECT AID TO APPROXIMATELY 68 QUALIFIED FIRE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO ASSIST WITH MEDICAL CARE, HOUSING, REHABILITATION, FOOD AND CLOTHING. THE ORGANIZATION GRANTED FUNDS TO APPROXIMATELY 937 INSTITUTIONS. THESE INSTITUTIONS ARE COMPRISED OF VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS, BURN CENTERS, OTHER FIRE PREVENTION RELATED ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER CHARITIES.THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDED DIRECT AID TO APPROXIMATELY 79 QUALIFIED FIRE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO ASSIST WITH MEDICAL CARE, HOUSING, REHABILITATION, FOOD AND CLOTHING. THE ORGANIZATION GRANTED FUNDS TO APPROXIMATELY 595 INSTITUTIONS. THESE INSTITUTIONS ARE COMPRISED OF VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS, BURN CENTERS, OTHER FIRE PREVENTION RELATED ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER CHARITIES.THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDED DIRECT AID TO APPROXIMATELY 105 QUALIFIED FIRE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO ASSIST WITH MEDICAL CARE, HOUSING, REHABILITATION, FOOD AND CLOTHING. THE ORGANIZATION GRANTED FUNDS TO APPROXIMATELY 538 INSTITUTIONS. THESE INSTITUTIONS ARE COMPRISED OF VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS, BURN CENTERS, OTHER FIRE PREVENTION RELATED ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER CHARITIES.THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDED DIRECT AID TO APPROXIMATELY 105 QUALIFIED FIRE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO ASSIST WITH MEDICAL CARE, HOUSING, REHABILITATION, FOOD AND CLOTHING. THE ORGANIZATION GRANTED FUNDS TO APPROXIMATELY 698 INSTITUTIONS. THESE INSTITUTIONS ARE COMPRISED OF VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS, BURN CENTERS, OTHER FIRE PREVENTION RELATED ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER CHARITIES.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$7,352,911.00$7,019,154.00$6,318,812.00$6,441,158.00$7,455,117.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$7,375,964.00$7,037,329.00$6,332,719.00$6,455,068.00$7,466,055.00
Investment income, current yr$1.00$370.00$14.00$604.00$1,183.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$7,375,964.00$7,037,329.00$6,332,719.00$6,455,068.00$7,466,055.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr-$23,054.00-$18,545.00-$13,921.00-$14,514.00-$12,121.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$7,393,815.00$7,056,632.00$6,355,595.00$6,464,587.00$7,479,118.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events$42,554.00$39,203.00$27,812.00$21,763.00$30,204.00
Revenue from all other contributions$7,333,410.00$6,998,126.00$6,304,907.00$6,433,305.00$7,435,851.00
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$1.00$370.00$14.00$604.00$1,183.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events-$23,054.00-$18,545.00-$13,921.00-$14,514.00-$12,121.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$7,204,428.00$6,929,854.00$6,355,545.00$6,501,493.00$7,449,669.00
Total functional expenses: program service $560,842.00$564,416.00$444,712.00$453,794.00$534,794.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$303,440.00$320,680.00$329,399.00$356,611.00$373,387.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$6,340,146.00$6,044,758.00$5,581,434.00$5,691,088.00$6,541,488.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$24,823.00$26,911.00$22,920.00$39,912.00$63,376.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$6,329,119.00$6,031,833.00$5,568,940.00$5,679,115.00$6,525,522.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$569,048.00$462,058.00$297,837.00$430,964.00$473,229.00
Total assets, beginning of year$462,058.00$297,837.00$430,964.00$473,229.00$411,381.00
Total liabilities$211,408.00$263,918.00$193,725.00$287,051.00$271,636.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$263,918.00$193,725.00$287,051.00$271,636.00$229,663.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$4,570.00$16,574.00$9,198.00$133,525.00$150,404.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$353,756.00$196,252.00$103,772.00$78,459.00$113,748.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$3,884.00$1,888.00$340.00$65,454.00$87,845.00
Net assets$357,640.00$198,140.00$104,112.00$143,913.00$201,593.00
Net assets, beginning of year$198,140.00$104,112.00$143,913.00$201,593.00$181,718.00
Other liabilities$126,420.00$140,955.00$90,945.00$84,161.00$58,436.00
Other assets$3,000.00$3,000.00$3,000.00$3,000.00$3,000.00
Investments: other securities$84,308.00$73,292.00   
Investments: publicly traded securities  $68,564.00$71,633.00$68,977.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$432,851.00$348,793.00$201,093.00$199,601.00$219,581.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$348,793.00$201,093.00$199,601.00$219,581.00$212,127.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$148,483.00$89,300.00-$36,733.00-$60,335.00$5,448.00
Advertising (total)$2,698.00$6,982.00$509.00  
Accounts receivable, net$33,945.00$11,407.00$5,906.00$14,624.00$10,564.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$9,390.00$7,549.00$8,184.00$6,597.00$2,865.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$84,988.00$122,963.00$102,780.00$202,890.00$213,200.00
Total net assets or fund balances$357,640.00$198,140.00$104,112.00$143,913.00$201,593.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$459.00$1,647.00$92.00$206.00$423.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1010101011
Number of independent voting members88889
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Relationships among key personnelTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2017-01-012016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-01
Tax year end date2017-12-012016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Outstanding loan to key person or disqualified person    True
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-09-272017-10-202016-11-022015-08-042014-10-21
IRS schema version2017v2.32016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.0
Filing identifier201812209349300836201732219349300938201642049349300134201512029349300546201401909349300340
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