Better Business Bureau Report for
Planned Parenthood of Illinois

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 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: Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Address: 18 S. Michigan Ave, 6th Floor
  Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-592-6800
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1947, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Based on these beliefs, and reflecting the diverse communities within which they operate, the mission of Planned Parenthood is to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications

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Evaluation Conclusions


Planned Parenthood of Illinois does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 1: Oversight of Operations and Staff - Organizations shall have a board of directors that provides adequate oversight of the charity's operations and its staff. Indication of adequate oversight includes, but is not limited to, regularly scheduled appraisals of the CEO's performance, evidence of disbursement controls such as board approval of the budget, fund raising practices, establishment of a conflict of interest policy, and establishment of accounting procedures sufficient to safeguard charity finances.

Planned Parenthood of Illinois does not meet this Standard because its board of directors does not:

  • Ensure that the organization‘s arrangements with outside fundraising firms are made in writing.
In addition, the BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s finances and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following Standard for Charity Accountability: 14.
Planned Parenthood of Illinois meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. They believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. They believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual's right to privacy. They further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life and strong family relationships.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Planned Parenthood of Illinois's program expenses were:

Medical Services 17,817,097
Management Information Services 862,927
Public Policy 568,768
Education 476,692
Public Relations 256,398
Total Program Expenses: $19,981,882
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Chief Executive :

Chair of the Board: Susan Musich
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 36

Paid Staff Size: 265

*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 26% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,997,320, 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 Planned Parenthood of Illinois's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Medical Services Reveneu 21,541,617
Public Support 4,997,320
Other Revenue 249,000
Total Income $26,787,937


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 11% 

Total income $26,787,937
Program expenses $19,981,882
Fund raising expenses 1,319,446
Administrative expenses 2,695,621
Total expenses $23,996,949
Income in Excess of Expenses 2,790,988
Beginning net assets 17,852,700
Ending net assets 20,600,829
Total liabilities 10,002,197
Total assets $30,603,026

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