EIN 23-6406222

Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC)

IRS 501(c) type
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Year formed
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NTEE code, primary
The mission of Bucks County Opportunity Council is to reduce poverty and partner with their community to promote economic self-sufficiency.
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Program areas at BCOC

Food program:the food program garners the support of the entire community of Bucks County including businesses, farmers, education, united way, private donors, and County government, as well as state and federal resources to provide ample nutritious food to low-income individuals and families in Bucks County through 69 food distribution sites. In fy21, more than 69,000 visits were made to the food network by families in need. Through our community collaborations, we greatly increased the amounts of fresh produce and other food items being distributed to improve the health and well-being of the low-income community.
Economic self-sufficiency program:the economic self-sufficiency (es) program is the core program of the Opportunity Council and is at the heart of the mission. The es program requires partnerships and collaborations, and both public and private funding to be effective and efficient. While all our programs contribute to a more stable community, this program helps people leave poverty, permanently and thrive in the community. 359 households have graduated from the program since 1997 with an average increase of income of over $33,000 annually.
Emergency services program:the emergency services program includes rapid rehousing and homeless prevention assistance as well as utility assistance in partnership with multiple entities throughout Bucks County. We assist over 2,000 households annually through emergency and housing programs. The volunteer income tax assistance program (vita) assists low to moderate income households by preparing tax returns for free and eliminating the cost burden of annual filing. This program closes the income gap that families experience throughout the year by maximizing refunds through earned income tax credits. We average 1,200 returns annually.

Grants made by BCOC

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
A Woman's Place (AWP)To Feed Those Who Cannot Afford Food$0
Bucks County Housing Group (BCHG)To Feed Those Who Cannot Afford Food$0
Pennridge Fish OrganizationTo Feed Those Who Cannot Afford Food$0
...and 34 more grants made totalling $0

Who funds Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
United Way of Bucks CountySelf Sufficency$349,613
Hunger-Free PennsylvaniaAid in Hunger Relief$66,824
Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian FundGeneral Support$66,500
...and 21 more grants received totalling $691,710
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of Health and Human ServicesCOMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT$877,988
Department of Health and Human ServicesLOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE$441,223
...and 11 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at BCOC

Erin LukossChief Executive Officer and Ed / Executive Director$115,098
Sarajane K HamiltonChief Financial Officer$88,966
Jennifer CoutureDirector of Development / Community Resource Navigator
Joseph CuozzoDirector of Development
Tammy SchoonoverDirector of Community Services
...and 12 more key personnel

Financials for BCOC

RevenuesFYE 06/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$13,163,246
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$623
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,327
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$462,468
Total revenues$13,628,664

Form 990s for BCOC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-21990View PDF
2019-062020-10-19990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
2017-062018-06-14990View PDF
2016-062017-07-14990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $66,824 from Hunger-Free Pennsylvania
January 11, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $349,613 from United Way of Bucks County
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 2, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Human service organizationsFamily service centersHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharitiesCommunity Action Programs
Human servicesHousingHomelessnessFood and nutritionHunger
State / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
100 Doyle St
Doylestown, PA 18901
Metro area
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Bucks County, PA
Website URL
(215) 345-8175
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P60: Emergency Assistance
NAICS code, primary
624190: Individual and Family Services
Parent/child status
Central organization
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