Mission: Love146's mission is to journey alongside children impacted by trafficking today and prevent the trafficking of children tomorrow.

Love146 is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2004, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://www.love146.org

 P.O. Box 8266
New Haven CT 06530 

  203-772-4420


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Good

This charity's score is 85.39, earning it a 3-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity. 

This score is calculated from two sub-scores:

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS.

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

70.4%


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Administrative Expenses

15.7%


As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Expenses

13.7%


This measure reflects what a charity spends to raise money. Fundraising expenses can include campaign printing, publicity, mailing, and staffing and costs incurred in soliciting donations, memberships, and grants. Dividing a charity's average fundraising expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

9.0%


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Part of our goal in rating the financial performance of charities is to help donors assess the financial capacity and sustainability of a charity. As do organizations in other sectors, charities must be mindful of their management of total liabilites in relation to their total assets. This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and or long term sustainability. Dividing a charity's total liabilities by its total assets yields this percentage.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Efficiency

$0.13


The amount spent to raise $1 in charitable contributions. To calculate a charity's fundraising efficiency, we divide its average fundraising expenses by the average total contributions it receives. We calculate the charity's average expenses and average contributions over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Working Capital Ratio

0.26 years


Determines how long a charity could sustain its level of spending using its net available assets, or working capital, as reported on its most recently filed Form 990. We include in a charity's working capital unrestricted and temporarily restricted net assets, and exclude permanently restricted net assets. Dividing these net available assets in the most recent year by a charity's average total expenses, yields the working capital ratio. We calculate the charity's average total expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Program Expense Growth

8.91%


We compute the average annual growth of program expenses using the following formula: [(Yn/Y0)(1/n)]-1, where Y0 is a charity's program expenses in the first year of the interval analyzed, Yn is the charity's program expenses in the most recent year, and n is the interval of years passed between Y0 and Yn.


Source: IRS Form 990

Governance


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has these governance practices in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990

Governance:
Independent Voting Board Members  ... (More)
No Material Diversion of Assets ... (More)

A diversion of assets – any unauthorized conversion or use of the organization's assets other than for the organization's authorized purposes, including but not limited to embezzlement or theft – can seriously call into question a charity's financial integrity. We check the charity's last two Forms 990 to see if the charity has reported any diversion of assets. If the charity does report a diversion, then we check to see if it complied with the Form 990 instructions by describing what happened and its corrective action. This metric will be assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Full Credit: There has been no diversion of assets within the last two years.

  • Partial Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity has used Schedule O on the Form 990 to explain: the nature of the diversion, the amount of money or property involved and the corrective action taken to address the matter. In this situation, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity's explanation on Schedule O is either non-existent or not sufficient. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Audited Financials Prepared by Independent Accountant ... (More)

Audited financial statements provide important information about financial accountability and accuracy. They should be prepared by an independent accountant with oversight from an audit committee. (It is not necessary that the audit committee be a separate committee. Often at smaller charities, it falls within the responsibilities of the finance committee or the executive committee.) The committee provides an important oversight layer between the management of the organization, which is responsible for the financial information reported, and the independent accountant, who reviews the financials and issues an opinion based on its findings. We check the charity's Form 990 reporting to see if it meets this criteria.

  • Full Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant with an audit oversight committee.

  • Partial Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant, but it did not have an audit oversight committee. In this case, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: The charity did not have its audited financials prepared by an independent accountant. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties ... (More)
Documents Board Meeting Minutes ... (More)
Distributes 990 to Board Before Filing ... (More)
Compensates Board ... (More)

Policies


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization has these policies in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Policies:
Conflict of Interest  ... (More)
Whistleblower ... (More)
Records Retention and Destruction ... (More)
CEO Compensation Process ... (More)
Donor Privacy ... (More)

Donors have expressed extreme concern about the use of their personal information by charities and the desire to have this information kept confidential. The exchanging and sale of lists for telemarketing and the mass distribution of "junk mail," among other things, can be minimized if the charity assures the privacy of its donors. Privacy policies are assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Yes: This charity has a written donor privacy policy published on its website, which states unambiguously that (1) it will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations or (2) it will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

  • Opt-out: The charity has a written privacy policy published on its website which enables donors to tell the charity to remove their names and contact information from lists the charity shares or sells. How a donor can have themselves removed from a list differs from one charity to the next, but any and all opt-out policies require donors to take specific action to protect their privacy.
  • No: This charity either does not have a written donor privacy policy in place to protect their contributors' personal information, or the existing policy does not meet our criteria.

The privacy policy must be specific to donor information. A general website policy which references "visitor" or "user" personal information will not suffice. A policy that refers to donor information collected on the website is also not sufficient as the policy must be comprehensive and applicable to both online and offline donors. The existence of a privacy policy of any type does not prohibit the charity itself from contacting the donor for informational, educational, or solicitation purposes.

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Transparency


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization makes this information easily accessible.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Transparency:
CEO Salary Listed on 990 ... (More)
Board of Directors Listed on Website ... (More)
Key Staff Listed on Website ... (More)
Audited Financial Statements on Website ... (More)
Form 990 Available on Website ... (More)

Additional Information

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are this organizations key compensated staff members as identified by our analysts. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



Steve Martin, Chief Executive Officer

$97,519 (2.40% of Total Expenses)


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


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). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Love146 reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Staffing


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Due to the financial impact of COVID, in July 2020, Love146 had to lay off three administrative staff and reduced the hours of a fourth administrative staff member. Additionally, Love146 cut operational expenses by consolidating office space at our New Haven headquarters. While these cuts have not reduced the number of children our programs serve, they have put significant burden on remaining operational staff who have assumed additional responsibilities and larger workloads.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

The biggest challenge faced by Love146’s Survivor Care Program was providing high-quality services during the pandemic, & the need to balance the urgency for services with the need to ensure the safety of staff and participants. At the beginning of this fiscal year, Love146 provided all Long-Term Services and urgent Rapid Responses virtually. We developed a waitlist for non-urgent Rapid Responses. We also began providing virtual Rapid Responses. We reallocated non-VOCA funds to assist youth and their families with basic needs in order to prevent possible re-victimization and trafficking. As a program that implements in-person training, COVID-19 forced the US Prevention team to reimagine how to implement training at all levels. We decided not to transition our youth curriculum implementation or the facilitator certification training, as the face to face components are critical to fidelity and efficacy.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

Staff was able to fairly seamlessly transition to a virtual environment in mid-March of 2020, and leveraged an effective use of technology to keep the teams connected across our four U.S. offices & with our remote staff. From programs to back-office to development to communications, Love146 established a three-pronged approach of navigating the pandemic from the lenses of organizational wellness, staff wellness, and programmatic success. Establishing this at the outset was key ensuring that vision, mission, and our values continued to be our north star. Love146 and its supporters and funders rallied together at this critical time in history and continued to build and work towards a safer world for children.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

While we did not move the Not a Number curriculum to a virtual option, we now offer online professional trainings for providers who are seeking to learn more about both the risk and protective factors for trafficking in their youth populations. As opposed to hosting regional in-person trainings, we have been able to canvass whole states and provide shared learning opportunities through a virtual model that has increased collaboration & ensured resource sharing. This is something we look forward to taking with us post-pandemic. Survivor Care services in the US will continue to utilize technology that allows us to meet virtually with youth, families. This was essential during the pandemic. Lastly, We have recognized that the ways we work can change and so our return to work will feature a hybrid model of working from home and being in our offices. We also know that stronger flexible work policies allow for better work-life effectiveness, and have formalized this into policy.


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
11/1/20202019 85.39
7/1/20192018 88.62
7/10/20182017 86.96
8/1/20172016 85.68
6/1/20162015 90.27
Rating Version: 2.0
9/1/20152014 90.90
6/1/20142013 90.87
5/1/20132012 90.93
4/1/20122011 89.18
9/20/20112010 87.37
Rating Version: 1.0
6/1/20112010 82.14
6/1/20102008 87.42

...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Love146 cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Love146 reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$2,064,482

Spent in most recent FY

64%

Percent of program expenses


Our Survivor Care in the United States consists of two efforts: Our Long-Term Care and our Rapid Response services. Youth that are identified as at-risk of or experiencing trafficking receive a Rapid  ... (More)


$674,528

Spent in most recent FY

21%

Percent of program expenses


Love146 implements quality prevention education and awareness tools directly with children and scales our impact by training and equipping facilitators to bring these programs to their own communities ... (More)


$460,730

Spent in most recent FY

14%

Percent of program expenses


Child exploitation is a horrifically common occurrence in the Philippines. Children, some under 5 years of age, are being exploited on the streets, taken or sold to brothels, purchased by customers in ... (More)


...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Love146 is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


Love146's mission is to journey alongside children impacted by trafficking today and prevent the trafficking of children tomorrow.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


Love146's vision is to end child trafficking and exploitation. Nothing less.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Continue moving states along Love146’s prevention education continuum - moving 3 states into state saturation & 3 states into training of trainers. Deepen survivor care to offer 2-generation services.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: Complete evaluation of U.S. Prevention Education Program and undertake evaluation of U.S. Survivor Care Program.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Goal Three: Pursue broad based systems change through policy advocacy and community activism.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Love146 invests in Leadership Development by providing regular internal training for all supervisors (which includes a training tailored to new managers). We also offer an annual DEI training for supervisors. In planning for the future, we will be developing an internal Leadership Development Program.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

At the core of Love146 is the belief that all people have a role to play in increasing the awareness of and addressing the crime of human trafficking. As such, Love146’s programs are community-based and implemented in collaboration with partner agencies and community members. In addition, Love146 engages parents, businesses, and other community partners to raise their awareness, provide them with information and resources, and support them in helping to protect children in their own communities.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


One of the biggest challenges faced by Love146’s U.S. Survivor Care Program was providing high-quality services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to balance the urgency for services with the need to ensure the safety of staff and program participants. We balanced these sometimes competing demands by triaging referrals and prioritizing youth with the greatest need and urgency. At the beginning of this fiscal year, Love146 was providing all Long-Term Services and urgent Rapid Responses virtually. We developed a waitlist for non-urgent Rapid Responses with the belief that in-person Rapid Responses were most effective for youth who did not require immediate attention. As it became apparent that the need for social distancing was going to extend much longer than we initially anticipated, we began providing virtual Rapid Responses for all referrals in an effort to get youth services sooner rather than later. Throughout the year, the impact of COVID has been significant both on our youth and on our staff. We have worked hard as an organization to support the youth and families we serve by assisting youth and their families with basic needs support such as rent, groceries, and supplies, in order to prevent possible re-victimization and trafficking. As for staff, we have focused on staff wellness and self-care, offering additional time off to staff that needs it. While we did not move the Not a Number curriculum to a virtual option, we did learn where we could be flexible in program delivery. Now, we offer online professional trainings for providers who are seeking to learn more about both the risk and protective factors for trafficking in their youth populations. While we weren't able to host regional in-person trainings, we were able to canvass whole states and provide shared learning opportunities through a virtual model that has increased collaboration and ensured resource sharing, as a result. This is something we look forward to taking with us post-pandemic.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Love146 is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of an organization's Culture and Community by measuring its Constituent Feedback practices (see report below). Constituent Feedback data provides 100% of the basis for the initial evaluation of the Culture & Community Beacon.


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback

Full Credit


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback.


Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:


How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Other means


How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve


With whom does your organization share the feedback you got from the people you serve?

Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners


What challenges does your organization face in collecting feedback from the people you serve?

It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time


Briefly describe a recent change that your organization made in response to feedback from the people you serve.

In 2020, we began our US Survivor Care employment and education program based on feedback from youth. Typical workforce development programs are often unable to meet the needs of victims of human trafficking and, in some cases, they can cause additional trauma. Leveraging our comprehensive understanding of human trafficking and trauma-informed services, the Employment and Education Program provides targeted services to support youth with finding employment and post-secondary education. Based on feedback from youth, partner agencies, facilitators, focus groups, and marginalized communities we released an updated version of our Not a Number US Prevention Education curriculum in 2020.



Methodology


Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective. We've partnered with GuideStar by Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Charity Navigator awards full credit for this Beacon to every nonprofit that is eligible for an Encompass Rating that completes the survey, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. This data is not evaluated for quality at this time. Validation will be added in future iterations of this Beacon.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving, and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.

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