Better Business Bureau Report for
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2017

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Address: 200 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 2100
  Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-922-2322
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1985, Illinois
Affiliates: Center for Housing & Health
Stated Purpose: (Per AFC’s bylaws, revised November 2011): The purpose of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is to provide central leadership, communication and coordination in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Evaluation Conclusions


AIDS Foundation of Chicago meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The mission of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic. Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, AFC is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AFC collaborates with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; funds and coordinates prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champions effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, AIDS Foundation of Chicago's program expenses were:

Grants & awards 16,343,910
Service coordination programs public 3,781,877
Advocacy and public policy 1,088,270
Programs private 1,011,700
Total Program Expenses: $22,225,757
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Chief Executive : John Peller, President/Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Ben Stringfellow
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 33

Paid Staff Size: 96

*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, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $23,992,115, 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 AIDS Foundation of Chicago's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Government grant revenue earned 19,125,302
Foundation and corporate grants 3,131,335
Special events (net) 1,125,485
Other revenue (fee for service & honoraria) 715,467
Bequests 326,623
Individual contributions (net of direct mail expense) 283,370
Investment income 170,524
Total Income $24,878,106


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 92%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $24,878,106
Program expenses $22,225,757
Fund raising expenses 872,066
Administrative expenses 893,774
Total expenses $23,991,597
Income in Excess of Expenses 886,509
Beginning net assets 8,569,313
Ending net assets 9,455,822
Total liabilities 27,857,706
Total assets $27,857,706

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