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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Think Small

Leaders in early learning

three stars

88.29

10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117
tel: (651) 641-0305   Web Site
EIN: 41-1260581

Board Leadership
Hunter Saklad
Chair

CEO
Barbara Yates
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.29 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
95.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 49.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 60.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Think Small on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Think Small on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Think Small (MN) 88.29 three stars
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FL) 92.51 four stars
Bright by Three (CO) 92.36 four stars
Pendleton Place (SC) 91.33 four stars
Charity Newsies (OH) 92.15 four stars

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Think Small's mission is to advance quality care and education of children in their crucial early years. We remain as dedicated to our mission now as we have always been-and to the principles that gave rise to our organization in 1971: That the quality of a child's early experiences greatly influences his or her success later in life. That there is much that can be done to improve the quality of early childhood settings to optimize a child's development.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,012,949
   Federated Campaigns $500
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $623,958
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $27,444,081
Total Contributions $30,081,488
   Program Service Revenue $512,894
Total Primary Revenue $30,594,382
   Other Revenue $2,581,356
TOTAL REVENUE $33,175,738
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $30,513,300
   Administrative Expenses $1,087,709
   Fundraising Expenses $346,125
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $31,947,134
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,228,604
   
Net Assets $5,682,040

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
Financial Support (Scholarship & Grants) $24,642,022 80.8%
Professional Development $2,657,764 8.7%
Publishing $2,160,595 7.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 88.29 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 89.02 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.29 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 93.61 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 91.10 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 92.95 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 92.04 four 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 41-1260581
Name in IRS Master File THINK SMALL
NTEE Code P33
NTEE Classification Child Day Care
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
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 March, 1976
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$172,861 0.54% Barbara Yates President, CEO

Think Small's mission is to advance quality care and education of children in their crucial early years. We remain as dedicated to our mission now as we have always been-and to the principles that gave rise to our organization in 1971: That the quality of a child's early experiences greatly influences his or her success later in life. That there is much that can be done to improve the quality of early childhood settings to optimize a child's development.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Think Small (MN) 88.29 three stars
Voices for Illinois Children (IL) 88.85 three stars
Clothes To Kids (FL) 91.16 four stars
Youth First (IN) 90.58 four stars
Center for Development Services (SC) 91.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Think Small
10 Yorkton Court
St. Paul, MN 55117
tel: (651) 641-0305
fax: (651) 645-0990
EIN: 41-1260581

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Board Leadership

Hunter Saklad
Chair

CEO

Barbara Yates
President, CEO

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