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Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 3/18/2014
1845 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-721-6215
Fax: 612-721-5848
EIN 41-0986200
Principal Staff LuAnne Speeter,
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 8
Number of Volunteers 1,028
Number of Clients Served 914
General Information
Board Chair Nicholas Keller
Number of Board Members 10
Board meetings with quorum 9
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 7.9
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In Fiscal Year 2013, LBFE provided services to 395 unduplicated elder clients and 839 duplicated community-at-large members. Staff members and volunteers provided 5,361 in-person visits, and 4,294 telephone visits and written correspondences. 165 elders who participated in the Visiting Volunteer program received approximately 2,074 personal visits and 1,149 phone visits. 189 homebound elders in our Friendship and Flowers program received monthly flowers and treats plus a personal visit from a team of 117 volunteers. Organization-wide, 749 committed community volunteers provided approximately 7,100 volunteer hours. 84 social events were held with a total attendance of 1,285 elders. We provided 1,257 rides to these events; served 2,321 on-site meals and 674 on-site snacks; and delivered 147 meals.
Current Goals
Friends of the Elderly is committed to helping older adults remain independent for as long as possible and to connect them with needed resources, companionship and social engagement. Our five strategic goals for Fiscal Year 2014 are: • Increase social engagement programming to be more community-based, holistic, varied, and frequent • Expand one-on-one companionship services to enable elders to maintain an independent life • Strengthen image of LBFE in the community • Establish neighborhood-based services that support elders in their communities • Increase and diversify funding base
Community or Constituency Served
Older adults age 60 and over who are isolated and lack social and personal connections.
Geographic Area Served
The Greater Twin Cities Area
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $547,202 67%
Management: $136,586 16.7%
Fundraising: $132,932 16.3%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $336,494 $435,924 $416,050
Beginning of Year $435,924 $416,050 $534,399
Difference ($99,430) $19,874 ($118,349)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $336,494
Based on information provided on 2011 to 2013
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