Ralston House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA)

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Ralston House
Employer Identification Number (EIN)231387107
Name of OrganizationRalston House
Address3615 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2676
ActivitiesHousing for the aged (see also 153), Other health services
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date12/1934
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2012
Assets$10,000,000 to $49,999,999
Income$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$12,740,331
Amount of Income$1,590,052
Form 990 Revenue Amount$1,019,439
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Human Services - Multipurpose and Other: Senior Centers, Services


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Amount of income in 2012: $1,590,052
This organization: 

 $1,590,052
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,643,397

Assets in 2012: $12,740,331
This organization: 

 $12,740,331
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,364,011

Expenses in 2002: $869,471
Ralston House: 

 $869,471
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,146,053

Income to expenses ratio in 2002: -0.1
Ralston House: 

 -0.1
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.0

Expenses allocated to program services in 2002: 85.7%
This organization: 

 85.7%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 86.4%

Number of employees in 2002: 6
This organization: 

 6
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 33

Grants share in income in 2002: -252.4%
Ralston House: 

 -252.4%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 63.1%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2002

Assets at end of 2002

Expenses for 2002

Functional Expenses for 2002 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2002

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
200020012002
Total revenue$2,037,218$1,784,883$-57,422
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$563,040$184,145$144,936
Contributions to donor advised funds
Direct public support$563,040$184,145$144,936
Indirect public support$0$0$0
Government contributions (grants)$0$0$0
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$575,794$492,075$484,205
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$0$0$0
Dividends and interest from securities$532,827$224,633$220,656
Net rental income or (loss)$0$0$0
Gross rents$0$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0$0
Other investment income$0$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$365,557$884,030$-907,219
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$5,208,065$5,591,131$2,885,134
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$4,842,508$4,707,101$3,792,353
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0$0$0
Gross revenue$0$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$0$0$0
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0$0$0
Less: cost of goods sold$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0
Total expenses$2,369,311$809,346$869,471
Program services$2,239,897$628,996$744,918
Management and general$126,976$169,018$103,650
Fundraising$2,438$11,332$20,903
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$12,982,878$11,862,990$10,294,811
Excess or (deficit) for the year$-332,093$975,537$-926,893
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$15,480,161$12,982,878$11,862,990
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$-2,165,190$-2,095,425$-641,286
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2002)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$869,471$744,918$103,650$20,903
Grants paid from donor advised funds
Other grants and allocations$25,000
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$76,650$62,086$14,564$0
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$207,363$182,281$11,087$13,995
Pension plan contributions not included above$0$0$0$0
Employee benefits not included above$31,304$25,645$5,659$0
Payroll taxes$0$0$0$0
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$16,082$0$16,082$0
Legal fees$639$0$639$0
Supplies$16,273$14,265$2,008$0
Telephone$3,385$1,181$2,204$0
Postage and shipping$1,967$1,473$494$0
Occupancy$34,348$25,390$8,958$0
Equipment rental and maintenance$2,839$2,833$6$0
Printing and publications$250$0$250$0
Travel$1,716$1,716$0$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$2,569$0$2,569$0
Interest$0$0$0$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$208,545$199,098$9,447$0
Other expenses not covered above$240,541$203,950$29,683$6,908
Balance Sheets
200020012002
Total assets$13,802,234$12,332,048$10,638,762
Cash - non-interest-bearing$527,806$166,697$205,392
Savings and temporary cash investments$0$0$0
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$137,584$242,122$109,153
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$50,000$5,500$0
Grants receivable$0$0$0
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0
Inventories for sale or use$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$1,146$7,781$20,636
Investments - publicly-traded securities
Investments - other securities$0$0$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0
Investments - other$8,242,867$7,366,959$6,170,726
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$1,877,137$1,824,992$1,752,502
Other assets, including program-related investments$2,965,694$2,717,997$2,380,353
Total liabilities$819,356$469,058$343,951
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$20,614$8,941$51,992
Grants payable$20,000$0$0
Deferred revenue$27,084$33,333$33,333
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$751,658$426,784$258,626
Other liabilities$0$0$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$13,802,234$12,332,048$10,638,762
Total net assets or fund balances$12,982,878$11,862,990$10,294,811
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
200020012002
Total revenue$2,037,218$1,784,883$-57,422
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$2,037,218$1,784,883$849,797
Other expenses$0$0$0
Net unrealized gains on investments$0$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$-907,219
Investment expenses$0$0$0
Other$0$0$-907,219
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
200020012002
Total expenses$2,369,311$809,346$869,471
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$2,369,311$2,904,771$869,471
Other revenue$0$2,095,425$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0
Losses$0$2,095,425$0
Other$0$0$0
Other expenses$0$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings0
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?No
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?Yes
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 20066
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2002)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$-686,563$484,205
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$484,205
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$0
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$000$0$0
Dividends and interest from securities000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$220,656$0
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$000$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$0Gain (or loss, to the extent allowed) from the sale of investments and other non-inventory property and from certain property acquired from financial institutions that are in conservatorship or receivership (sections 512(b)(5) and 512(b)(16)(A))$-907,219$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$0
Other revenue000000$000$0$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2002)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
0%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2002)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0000
Statements About Activities (for 2002)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$0
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?
Enter the total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year
Enter the total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isOrganization that receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Support Schedule
199920002001
Total$1,484,137$1,152,004$979,315
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$428,439$108,540$228,645
Membership fees received$0$0$0
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$614,650$543,217$526,037
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$441,048$500,247$224,633
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$0$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2002)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$0
Other exempt purpose expenditures$0
Lobbying nontaxable amount$0
Grassroots nontaxable amount$0
Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$1,064,812
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$389,428
Program Service Revenue$478,585
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$256,107
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$0
Net loss from sales of assets other than inventory$-59,308
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory (Securities / Other)$1,529,202 / $0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses (Securities / Other)$1,588,510 / $0
Gain or (loss) (Securities / Other)$-59,308 / $0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$1,135,431
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$124,000
Other salaries and wages$206,711
Payroll taxes$20,378
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$784,342
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$11,988,653
Total liabilities$68,432
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$68,432
Total net assets or fund balances$11,920,221
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total Support$2,548,254
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$1,291,742
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$1,256,512
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$2,312,866
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Colorado1
Connecticut4
District of Columbia2
Delaware2
Florida8
Georgia5
Iowa2
Illinois6
Indiana4
Kansas2
Kentucky2
Louisiana2
Massachusetts5
Maryland2
Maine1
Michigan4
Minnesota1
Missouri4
Montana1
North Carolina8
Nebraska3
New Hampshire1
New Jersey3
New Mexico3
Nevada1
New York17
Ohio11
Oklahoma2
Oregon2
Pennsylvania18
Rhode Island1
South Carolina2
South Dakota1
Tennessee3
Texas8
Virginia6
Washington3
Wisconsin4
West Virginia1
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