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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

CASA of St. Louis

Speaking up for kids in foster care

three stars

87.83

105 South Central Avenue St. Louis, MO 63105
tel: (314) 615-2912   Web Site
EIN: 43-1807059

Board Leadership
Kimberley Vuitel
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Howard
Interim Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.83 three stars
  Financial 83.27 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Voices for Children advocates for abused and neglected children and youth in St. Louis by representing their best interests in court and in the community. While working toward a safe home with a forever family, Voices' teams of child advocates—CASA volunteers, social work professionals and child advocacy attorneys—work on behalf of each child to expedite vital health, mental health and educational services. Our child advocates give each child a strong voice in the critical decisions that impact every aspect of their lives. Our vision is a community where every child is nurtured, supported and has access to connections and resources necessary for them to know their value and reach their full potential.

Voices for Children advocates for abused and neglected children and youth in St. Louis by representing their best interests in court and in the community. While working toward a safe home with a forever family, Voices' teams of child advocates—CASA volunteers, social work professionals and child advocacy attorneys—work on behalf of each child to expedite vital health, mental health and educational services. Our child advocates give each child a strong voice in the critical decisions that impact every aspect of their lives. Our vision is a community where every child is nurtured, supported and has access to connections and resources necessary for them to know their value and reach their full potential.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
75% of children represented by Voices for Children will be placed in a safe, permanent home when his/her case closes with the court
203
90% of court hearings will have a court report provided by the Voices' advocacy team ensuring judges have the information necessary to make informed decisions in the best interest of the child
567
85% of children will receive developmental, educational, or preparation for independence services
452
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

83.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CASA of St. Louis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CASA of St. Louis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CASA of St. Louis (MO) 87.83 three stars
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County (CA) 90.53 four stars
Greater Richmond SCAN (VA) 87.55 three stars
Voices for Utah Children (UT) 90.58 four stars
INCLUDEnyc (NY) 86.94 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $756,527
   Federated Campaigns $125,340
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $201,651
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $837,177
Total Contributions $1,920,695
   Program Service Revenue $101,556
Total Primary Revenue $2,022,251
   Other Revenue $-20,150
TOTAL REVENUE $2,002,101
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,497,938
   Administrative Expenses $272,236
   Fundraising Expenses $314,020
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,084,194
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-82,093
   
Net Assets $1,538,041

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program $1,497,938 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 87.83 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 82.68 three stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 80.77 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 79.75 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 76.56 two stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 82.91 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 43-1807059
Name in IRS Master File CASA OF ST LOUIS
NTEE Code R20
NTEE Classification Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,466 4.58% Steve Moergen Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CASA of St. Louis (MO) 87.83 three stars
Children's Action Alliance (AZ) 93.60 four stars
ChildSafe (TX) 88.09 three stars
Child Advocates San Antonio (TX) 90.95 four stars
Florida's Children First (FL) 86.28 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

CASA of St. Louis
105 South Central Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105
tel: (314) 615-2912
EIN: 43-1807059

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 16611
St. Louis, MO 63105

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Board Leadership

Kimberley Vuitel
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Howard
Interim Chief Executive Officer

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