Better Business Bureau Report for
Virginia League for Planned Parenthood

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Virginia League for Planned Parenthood
Address: 201 N. Hamilton Street
  Richmond, VA 23221
Phone: 804-355-4358
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1974, Virginia
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Our mission is to ensure that individuals and families have the freedom, information, and ability to make their own informed reproductive choices. We believe that each individual has a basic right to control his/her reproductive life. Individual control will lead to a better quality of life and stronger families and communities. Reproductive health decisions must be voluntary and private.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Virginia League for Planned Parenthood meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood (VLPP) has been providing reproductive health care services to the Greater Richmond Metropolitan area for over 65 years. VLPP provides a full range of low-cost reproductive health care services including annual exams, diagnosis and treatment of pre-cancerous cervical conditions, comprehensive pre-natal care, sexually transmitted disease screenings and treatment, basic medical care, first trimester abortions, and adoption services. VLPP is the single largest provider of preventative, routine gynecological services for low-to-moderate income women in the Greater Richmond Area. Also, VLPP is the only local provider of low-cost follow-up procedures for women who experience an abnormal Pap test result. Low-income women are less likely to obtain annual exams and even less likely to follow-up on negative results than their higher income counterparts. They are also less likely to obtain a system of consistent birth control. VLPP is often the only low-cost option for women’s health care to women who do not have health insurance. In 2010 VLPP provided the following services: • Served 12,000 women • Dispensed more than 5,000 cycles of prescription birth control. • Performed more than 3,000 low-cost annual exams. • Provided prenatal care and educational support for nearly 200 women.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, Virginia League for Planned Parenthood's program expenses were:

Patient Services 1,468,526
other 208,255
Public Affairs 172,114
Fundraising 155,900
Total Program Expenses: $2,004,795
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Chief Executive : Paulette McElwain, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Irene Cimino
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Manager of Public Relations, Dominion Resources

Board Size: 17

Paid Staff Size: 26

*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, print advertisements, grant proposals, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,450,552, 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 Virginia League for Planned Parenthood's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.

Source of Funds  
contributions 1,450,552
Clinic Income 1,126,107
other 494,261
Total Income $3,070,920


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 11%  Other Expenses: 8%

Total income $3,070,920
Program expenses $2,004,795
Fund raising expenses 155,900
Administrative expenses 283,589
Other Expenses 208,255
Total expenses $2,652,539
Income in Excess of Expenses 418,381
Beginning net assets 2,407,060
Other Changes in Net Assets 713,197
Ending net assets 3,538,638
Total liabilities 1,615,747
Total assets $5,154,385

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