Better Business Bureau Report for
The Daily Planet

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: The Daily Planet
Address: 517 W. Grace Street
  Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804-783-2505
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1978, Virginia

Mission: Our mission is to provide accessible, comprehensive, integrated quality healthcare services to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We envision a community where ALL are empowered to live healthy, enriched and stable lives.

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Evaluation Conclusions


The Daily Planet meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Daily Planet offers a holistic approach to healthcare through four clinical areas: primary medical care, behavioral health, dental and vision. This integrated care allows to address the total wellness of each man, woman and child seeking our help. The Daily Planet provides essential programs, not only for those who are homeless, but anyone regardless of their insurance, housing or financial situation living in the Central Virginia region. The Daily Planet has two Healthcare Centers: Grace Street and Southside Community Health Center. TDP operates the only freestanding health center in the Central Virginia area that serves the homeless and underprivileged on a non-emergency basis regardless of one’s ability to pay. Daily Planet also provides services to support daily life for individuals who are homeless: laundry and shower facilities, mail access, and case management services. The Daily Planet has two specialized residential programs, including Safe Haven for individuals with chronic mental illness coupled with homelessness and a Medical Respite Program offering 30 days for homeless individuals to fully recuperate after a medical situation that required hospital care. Safe Haven and Medical Respite are unique programs for the region providing services that are unavailable in other settings for the homeless.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, The Daily Planet's program expenses were:

Public Health 3,664,828
Safe Haven 353,797
Respite 326,377
Total Program Expenses: $4,345,002
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Chief Executive : Peter J. Prizzio, M.Ed., Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Tom Anderson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Community Volunteer

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 79

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, & grant proposals.
Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,374,754, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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The following information is based on The Daily Planet's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Federal government grants 3,113,302
Net patient service revenue 884,027
Program income 710,307
Other grants 647,300
Contributions 395,688
United Way allocations 182,444
Contract income 55,619
In-kind contributions 36,020
Other revenue 2,949
Total Income $6,027,656


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $6,027,656
Program expenses $4,345,002
Fund raising expenses 232,445
Administrative expenses 622,926
Total expenses $5,200,373
Income in Excess of Expenses 827,283
Beginning net assets 4,100,058
Ending net assets 4,927,341
Total liabilities 666,641
Total assets $5,593,982

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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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