Mission: A PRECIOUS CHILD EMPOWERS CHILDREN IN NEED TO ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

A Precious Child Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2009, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.apreciouschild.org

 7051 W. 118th Avenue
Broomfield CO 80020



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 85% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 5% Culture & Community


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by A Precious Child Inc. is a passing score

This V4 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

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



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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

95.13%

Higher effect on score

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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.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense percentage AND Liabilities to Assets

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

9/10 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

Audited

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$250,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $250,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

38.51%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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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 up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



MIKE PAINTER, CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER

$144,245


CARINA MARTIN, CEO AND FOUNDER

$100,000


ANDY CONIGLIARO, CHAIR

$0


JIMMY HOFFNER, VICE CHAIR

$0


NATE CAREY, TREASURER

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

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.


A Precious Child Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Staffing

  • Administrative Capacity


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

A Precious Child’s long-term funding plan relies on many sources, including individual donors, corporate donors, civic organizations, government support, foundation support, legacy gifts and special fundraising events. This diversified funding stream helps strengthen A Precious Child's success and ensures organizational sustainability while allowing continued growth. In 2020, A Precious Child received 48% of all funding from individual donors, a 95.12% increase compared to the previous year. This was accomplished with a strategic match campaign reproduced in 2021 with similar results, helping A Precious Child have a cushion and ensure we are able to meet the needs of the growing number of children who need our services.


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

A Precious Child had a 1,657% increase in families accessing our Empowerment Center to receive case management and wrap-around services such as foodbank access, public assistance applications, shelter access and other various resource navigations in their community. A Precious Child distributed COVID-19 Emergency kits to 42,124 individuals in our eight-county service area to ensure the most vulnerable populations had the household cleaning supplies, PPE and hygiene items they needed to stay safe during the pandemic. A Precious Child is proud to have hosted four vaccination clinics for disadvantaged families. This included translation services. A Precious Child distributed over 163 tons of basic essential goods to low-income children and their families in 2020 and has already distributed 17,464 pounds of food in 2021 alone.


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

A Precious Child provided eight drive-thru distribution events over the past year to ensure children and their caregivers had adequate clothing, hygiene items, diapers, bedding and more while staying safe. A Precious Child expanded to provide 5 additional Satellite Resource Center locations throughout the Denver Metro area to provide disadvantaged families with the basic essentials in their neighborhoods regardless of transportation and physical limitations.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

A Precious Child is in the process of becoming a Food Pantry to help address the families we serve better. A Precious Child has become a FEMA Distribution Designation and a National Diaper Bank.


...   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

A Precious Child Inc. 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.

Learn more about Impact & Results.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



A Precious Child Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$12,568,207

Spent in most recent FY

73%

Percent of program expenses


PRECIOUS ESSENTIALS PROVIDES CLOTHING, COATS, SHOES, TOILETRIES, HOME GOODS AND OTHER ESSENTIALS TO CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES STRUGGLING WITH POVERTY OR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS THROUGH OUR MAIN RESOURC ... (More)


$1,644,418

Spent in most recent FY

9%

Percent of program expenses


BASICS 4 BABIES PROVIDES BASIC NECESSITIES SUCH AS DIAPERS, WIPES, AND BABY GEAR TO FAMILIES WITH INFANTS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE RATION THESE PRODUCTS OR GO WITHOUT. THE PROGRAM ALSO PROVIDES ACCESS TO B ... (More)


$1,125,349

Spent in most recent FY

6%

Percent of program expenses


FILL A BACKPACK PROGRAM PROVIDES BACKPACKS FILLED WITH GRADE-APPROPRIATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO CHILDREN IN NEED TO MAXIMIZE THEIR ACADEMIC POTENTIAL. IN 2019, FILL A BACKPACK PROVIDED BACKPACKS TO 20,103 ... (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 A Precious Child Inc. 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


A Precious Child provides children in need with opportunities and resources to empower them to achieve their full potential.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


A Precious Child envisions a future where every child grows up to be a secure, self-reliant, contributing member of their community.


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: Increase the number of children and families receiving services;

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


Goal Two: Ensure that beneficiaries have the resources, skills and extra support they need to break the cycle of poverty and maintain self-sufficiency;

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


Goal Three: Families will be able to spend more money on housing expenses. This financial opportunity will provide families housing stability and access to general utilities needed for a healthy lifestyle;

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

Yearly we provide in-depth DEI training and certifications covering unconscious bias, inclusive conversations and communicating across cultures and creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. Our leadership is in the process of conducting a DEI survey to our boards, employees, volunteers and committees to capture the diverse makeup of those who represent and contribute to our organization. Additionally, our staff evaluation plans will provide valuable feedback on how employees used their DEI training and experiences to help the families and organization be more inclusive and create DEI-centered improvement plans for staff accountability.

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

  • Raising Awareness

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

A Precious Child has 546 Agency Partners in the community who refer children and families for services. These influential organizations, such as public schools, hospitals, nonprofits, shelters, health and human service offices around Denver Metro, each provide these children and families with services and understand the need is more than their capacity frequently. A Precious Child’s Empowerment Center receives many referrals from Agency Partners and schedules intake sessions alongside case management sessions to provide families with a full wrap-around of services and system navigations. One of the many benefits that disadvantaged families continue to access is our 187 Support Service Referral Agencies that help A Precious Child meet the needs of the whole child and family with additional services such as shelter beds, public assistance, social food programs and behavioral health access.

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.


Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace begins by setting the tone from the top, starting with our Board of Directors. In the past 12 months, we have added 3 Board members, including two females. In doing so, we’ve achieved our organizational goal to have 50% female Board members and 24% people of color (16% Asian, 8% Hispanic/Latinx). At the same time, we recognize that our Board is still underrepresented from a race/ethnicity perspective and we continue to focus our efforts on recruiting new qualified diverse Board members.

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 A Precious Child Inc. 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?

SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Paper surveys, Case management notes


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

We don't actively use collected feedback


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

The people we 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, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection


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

In 2019, A Precious Child hired QREM, a third-party evaluation company, to review our data evaluation and monitoring and found three unique benefit identifiers. • While the general Denver Metro population in poverty grows by 2% every two years, A Precious Child clients have a one-in-two chance (47.8%) of moving into economic stability in two years. • A Precious Child clients have a greater chance of moving out of economic instability in two years (47.8%) than most people in the bottom 20% of income earners in the United States do in 10 years (45.5%). • Working with A Precious Child reduces a family's reliance on public assistance programs over time, representing approximately $5.6 million in combined diverted public assistance dollars for families receiving WIC, SNAP, TFAP and TANF.



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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