Better Business Bureau Report for
Apna Ghar, Inc

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2014

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: Apna Ghar, Inc
Address: 4753 North Broadway Street #632
  Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-334-0173
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1989, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Apna Ghar provides holistic services to women and children across immigrant communities in the Chicago area to end the cycle of domestic violence.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Apna Ghar, Inc does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 11: Financial Statements - Make available to all, on request, complete annual financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. When total annual gross income exceeds $500,000, these statements should be audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. For charities whose annual gross income is less than $500,000, a review by a certified public accountant is sufficient to meet this standard. For charities whose annual gross income is less than $250,000, an internally produced, complete financial statement is sufficient to meet this standard.

Apna Ghar, Inc does not meet this Standard because:

  • Its audited financial statements were not prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
In addition, the BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight, effectiveness measures, finances, solicitation materials, donor privacy, and fundraising disclosures and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 15Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, and 19.
Apna Ghar, Inc meets the remaining 4 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Apna Ghar empowers women to be self-sufficient by a full spectrum of services from education to emergency and transitional housing to counseling and legal services.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, Apna Ghar, Inc's program expenses were:

Residential 572,393
Comprehensive Support Services 260,038
Child Visitation Center 192,362
Education, Prevention, Outreach and Advocacy 70,175
Total Program Expenses: $1,094,968
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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:

Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $474,386, 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 Apna Ghar, Inc's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Government contracts and awards 742,592
Contributions 241,123
Special Events 188,466
United way 100,000
In-Kind Contribution 44,797
Other Income 9,735
Interest Income 833
Total Income $1,327,546


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $1,327,546
Program expenses $1,094,968
Fund raising expenses 60,578
Administrative expenses 193,147
Total expenses $1,348,693
Expenses in Excess of Income (21,147)
Beginning net assets 803,241
Ending net assets 782,094
Total liabilities 637,023
Total assets $1,419,117

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