Better Business Bureau Report for
Assistance League of Salt Lake City

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2018

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Assistance League of Salt Lake City
Address: 2060 East 3300 South
P.O. Box 9353
  Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Phone: 801-484-3401
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Assistance League of Salt Lake

Year, State Incorporated: 1974, Utah
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to serve children and adults in our community through hands-on philanthropic programs."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Assistance League of Salt Lake City (ALSLC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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In 2015 – 2016, Assistance League of Salt Lake City members provided 32,566 volunteer hours (estimated fair market value of $765,301) managing and staffing its thrift shop, Thrift on 33rd, and conducting its eight philanthropic programs: 1)Assault Survivor Kits® provided new clothing and personal hygiene items to 350 victims of sexual assault. 2) Baby Bundles distributed over 1,150 newborn layettes to low-income mothers. 3) Book Bank provided literacy support by giving over 8,000 books. 4) Brighter Tomorrows provided vouchers for clothing, shoes and hair care to 213 women and men returning to work or school who were referred by social agencies. 5) Operation Healthy Teeth provided acute pediatric dental care to 168 children who had no other means of treatment. 6) Act III performed song and dance routines for over 1,000 seniors in various care centers. 7) Operation School Bell® provided new school clothing to over 5,200 economically-disadvantaged school children who were referred by school counselors and whose parents approved.8) Eye on the Community working through the Homeless Youth Resource Center, provided bus passes, first aid kits, clothing and other essentials to homeless youth as well as gave backpacks, water bottles, incentive Smith’s cards and 40 laptop computers to students at Horizonte Instructional and Training School. Assisteens, Assistance League’s auxiliary for teens in grades 8 – 12, provided food and clothing to the homeless, service to the elderly and a variety of activities for young children.

For the fiscal year ended May 31, 2016, ALSLC's program expenses were:

Operation School Bell 400,372
Operation Health Teeth 182,879
Baby Bundles 40,909
Brighter Tomorrows 29,872
Book Bank 29,107
Eye on Community 21,772
Assault Survivor Kits 8,627
Assisteens Community Service 4,952
Act III 991
Total Program Expenses: $719,481
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Chief Executive :

Chair of the Board: Marilu Peterson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Volunteer

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 0

*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, internet, membership
Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $800,241, 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 ALSLC's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and Grants 742,750
Other Revenue 57,491
Investment Income 7,033
Other Income 1,282
Total Income $808,556


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 4% 

Total income $808,556
Program expenses $719,481
Fund raising expenses 86,938
Administrative expenses 33,444
Total expenses $839,863
Expenses in Excess of Income (31,307)
Beginning net assets 2,230,461
Ending net assets 2,187,783
Total liabilities 35,402
Total assets $2,223,185

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BBB Membership


This charity is a member of this Better Business Bureau. Only charities that meet the BBB charity standards are eligible for BBB membership.

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