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Arthritis Patient Services

A BBB Accredited Charity since 11/01/2008.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Arthritis Patient Services
Phone: (704) 331-4878
Fax: (704) 358-8562
Address: 1817 Central Ave # 211
Charlotte, NC 28205-5109
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Report Creation Date: October 25, 2016
Report Expiration Date: October 25, 2018
Original Business Start Date: January 1990
Principal: Ms. Cynthia Berrier, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Cynthia Berrier, Executive Director - (704) 331-4878 or
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: January 1990, NC
Employees: 3 Full Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Health
BBB Accreditation: Arthritis Patient Services is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

Arthritis Patient Services' purpose is to promote health and hope to those in the community with arthritis and related conditions.

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.


Total Program Expenses:$194,740


Chief Executive Officer:Ms. Cynthia Berrier, Executive Director
Board Size:15
Paid Staff Size:3 Full Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Arthritis Patient Services' fundraising methods include direct and indirect public support and grants.

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.


According to Arthritis Patient Services's IRS 990 for the year ended December 31, 2015:

 Total Income:$202,704
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$194,740 86.64%96.07%
 Fund Raising:$14,481 6.44%7.14%
 Administrative:$15,537 6.91%7.66%
 Other:$0 0.00%0.00%
 Total Expenses:$224,758
* Excess of Expenses over Income$22,054
Ending Net Assets:$67,736
Total Assets$86,370
Total Liabilities$18,634

* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.

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ID: 135501
Report as of January 16, 2017 16:15
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