Better Business Bureau Report for
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2015

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 2200
  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: 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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AFC’s mission is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic. AFC collaborates with individual, government, and community partners to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; funds and coordinates prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champions effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy. AFC serves as the hub of HIV/AIDS services in Chicago, coordinating the array of resources available to meet the changing needs of people impacted by the epidemic and working to ensure the efficient use of limited resources. AFC’s Service Providers Council (SPC) consists of more than 150 agencies that work in partnership with AFC’s Board and staff to help determine AFC's community outreach, identify service gaps, and expand and improve HIV care and education programs. AFC’s Northeastern Illinois HIV/AIDS Case Management Cooperative coordinates nearly 150 case managers at nearly 40 local agencies who link more than 5,500 individuals and families annually with a wide range of necessary services, including primary care, mental health, and substance abuse treatment. AFC also coordinates housing programs, transportation, and emergency financial assistance, benefiting more than 1,200 people affected by HIV/AIDS.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, AIDS Foundation of Chicago's program expenses were:

Grants and awards to support community-based HIV/AIDS services 15,481,003
Direct program expenses 5,524,245
Total Program Expenses: $21,005,248
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Chief Executive : David Ernesto Munar, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Curtis Reed
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Senior Vice President, JPMorgan Chase

Board Size: 44

Paid Staff Size: 101

*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 $22,664,326, 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, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Government Grants 17,536,428
Foundation and corporation grants 3,573,347
Special events proceeds 2,340,358
Individual contributions 383,694
Other revenue 256,688
Direct mail campaign proceeds 139,083
Investment Income 46,346
Direct mail campaign expenses -45,236
Special events expenses -1,308,584
Total Income $22,922,124


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

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

Total income $22,922,124
Program expenses $21,005,248
Fund raising expenses 955,340
Administrative expenses 815,095
Total expenses $22,775,683
Income in Excess of Expenses 146,441
Beginning net assets 8,368,980
Ending net assets 8,515,421
Total liabilities 16,554,482
Total assets $25,069,903

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