Mission: The mission of Judi's House is to help children and families grieving a death find connection and healing. Our vision is that no child should be alone in grief. Our  ... (More)

Judi's House is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2002, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://www.judishouse.org/

 1741 Gaylord Street
Denver CO 80206 

  877-369-8936


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Good

This charity's score is 85.51, 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

71.4%


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

11.4%


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

17.1%


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

4.2%


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

$0.14


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

1.87 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

1.30%


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 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)
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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:
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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 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 do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



MICHAELEEN BURNS, CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER

$128,963


COURTNEY ELLIS, DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPY &

$127,626


LAURA LANDRY, DIRECTOR OF EVALUATION & RESEARCH

$119,826


JESSICA MAYO, CEO

$117,189


BROOK GRIESE PHD, CEO/DIRECTOR

$48,782


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.


Judi's House reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Balance Sheet


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

Donations to our organization were flat compared to 2019. We applied for and received a PPP loan and thus were able to employee a full staff throughout 2020. The leadership team reviewed the budget and forecast on a weekly basis and identified opportunities to reduce expenses to manage cash on hand.


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

Due to public health guidance and the general uncertainty surrounding the virus, Judi's House transitioned from onsite group therapy offerings to telehealth and virtual therapy. As restrictions loosened by summer of 2020 and in response to requests from the families we serve, Judi's House resumed in-person groups in an outdoor setting. Groups were paused again as COVID cases spiked in the fall and winder and resumed Spring 2021. While our direct service offerings were the most impacted by the pandemic, our community outreach efforts increased during the pandemic, expanding our reach beyond our traditional Metro Denver service area. Our evaluation and research team continued its work on evaluating the prevalence of childhood bereavement at the national, state and local levels. This information helps the childhood bereavement field advocate for critical funds to support children and families grieving a death.


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

We shifted our direct service to virtual offerings at the onset of the pandemic. Our clients resoundingly told us that they would benefit more from our traditional in-person group therapy model. We remained nimble to offer in-person services including individual, couples, family and group therapeutic services in alignment with public health guidelines. School closures forced our team to think creatively about how to provide grief education and support to students. We launched a virtual Grief Education Workshop for grades 1-12. These workshops are developmentally tailored in terms of content and time to support grieving and non-grieving students become more grief aware. Shifting to virtual delivery enabled us to expand our reach to more students throughout the state. In 2020 we also launched a virtual Caring for Grieving Kids workshop, held twice monthly, to provide tools to caregivers in helping the children they care for navigate their grief.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

The pandemic taught us to be flexible, innovative and courageous. We intend to resume our typical group therapy offerings as public health guidance allows and will retain the ability to provide telehealth/virtual therapeutic services to those who desire it. We also plan to continue offering virtual workshops for caregivers and schools as a means to create a more grief-aware and grief-informed society.


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
4/1/20212019 85.51
3/1/20212018 86.76
12/1/20192018 86.15

This organization received multiple star ratings within this fiscal year, due to an update to it's Accountability and Transparency data and/or the receipt of an amended Form 990.

3/1/20192017 95.19
9/1/20182016 95.06
7/1/20182016 94.31
3/1/20172015 92.91
7/1/20162014 91.26
6/1/20162014 90.82
Rating Version: 2.0
12/1/20152014 93.98
6/1/20152013 82.98
3/1/20142012 93.68

...   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

Judi's House 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



Judi's House reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$2,045,611

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


JUDI'S HOUSE IS THE ONLY ORGANIZATION IN METRO DENVER DEVOTED SOLELY TO SUPPORTING GRIEVING CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES WITH RESEARCH-BASED CARE. SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 2002, JUDI'S HOUSE HAS PROVIDED  ... (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 Judi's House 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


The mission of Judi's House is to help children and families grieving a death find connection and healing. Our values are accountability, compassion, courage, and respect.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Our vision is that no child should be alone in grief.


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: Leverage virtual program offerings to increase grief awareness and build workforce capacity to increase access care to grieving children and families through internship offerings.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Goal Two: Diversify revenue generation strategies to ensure Judi's House is poised for sustainable service provision to achieve mission and vision.

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


Goal Three: Leverage the Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model to elevate childhood bereavement to a public priority through the dissemination of data and tools for use by the bereavement field.

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

Completed DiSC assessments for all staff in late 2019/early 2020 to understand the makeup of our team in the areas of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness. This assessment enabled us to identify gaps and learn how to our colleagues approach work and conflict to improve relationships and outcomes. The organization provides staff, including the leadership team with a modest budget and 12 hours of PTO to be used for professional development activities. The leadership team has taken part Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training offered by our partners at New York Life Foundation.

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

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Leveraging the celebrity of our co-founder, former NFL quarterback, Brian Griese, Judi's House raises awareness around the issue of childhood bereavement through media outreach and partnerships. Judi's House has strategic partnerships with more than 90 schools and community groups to deliver workshops and programming to create a more grief-informed society. As national leaders in the childhood bereavement field, Judi's House and its research and training arm, JAG Institute, created the Childhood Bereavement Changemakers (CBC) initiative. The CBC supports bereavement agencies across the country with using data to better understand the prevalence of of childhood bereavement and advocate for funding in their local communities. Additionally, in its nearly 20-year history, Judi's House experts have been authors on many peer-reviewed papers and thought leadership activities.

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.


In 2020, Judi’s House’s greatest challenge was undoubtedly navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and developing innovative ways to keep families connected to services amid social distancing regulations. Judi's House adapted its therapeutic programming by adding telehealth options, offering outdoor groups, and including strict COVID-19 protocols for all in-person services. These adaptations enabled Judi's House to address increased mental health needs by continuing to provide services at no cost. The cornerstone of services at Judi's House is the recognition that clients are not alone in their grief. Once Judi's House can increase capacity to gather communities together, it anticipates a significant influx of calls from those experiencing bereavement. Despite the challenges of 2020, Judi's House continued to build a supportive environment that nurtures the whole family. Each family in the organization's care received regular outreach from a member of our clinical team. Clinicians recorded and shared videos on topics that would typically be discussed in group therapy for children and caregivers. Judi's House also sent care packages to clients that included activities to facilitate the grief process at home. Through these efforts, Judi's House ensured that children and families received the support they needed during the pandemic. Judi's House also continued to expand the depth and accessibility of services provided to children in local schools and community organizations. In response to COVID-19, Judi’s House developed virtual, school-based bereavement workshops for children in first through 12th grades, which have already reached more than 8,306 youth as far as Grand Junction. The organization also began offering virtual workshops designed to help adult caregivers support grieving children while managing their own response to the loss.

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 Judi's House 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?

Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email


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 inform the development of new programs/projects, 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


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

We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


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

Note: The organization did not respond to this question.



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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