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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Think Small

Leaders in early learning

81.64

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

Board Leadership
Tanya Skogerboe
Chair

CEO
Barbara Yates
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.64
  Financial 75.00
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

75.00

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
94.9%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.09
  Program Expenses Growth -4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 63.0%
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) 81.64
All Our Kin (CT) 93.33
Orangewood Foundation (CA) 91.67
Bivona Child Advocacy Center (NY) 99.53
NPH USA (IL) 88.23

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,911,950
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $25,102,539
Total Contributions $27,014,489
   Program Service Revenue $276,810
Total Primary Revenue $27,291,299
   Other Revenue $2,101,163
TOTAL REVENUE $29,392,462
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $28,396,968
   Administrative Expenses $1,376,309
   Fundraising Expenses $314,491
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $30,087,768
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-695,306
   
Net Assets $3,195,813

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
Family Engagement $21,420,154 75.4%
Professional Development, Consultation and Coaching $6,761,158 23.8%
Catalyze Change: Beanstalk $215,656 0.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 10/01/2021 81.64
2019-06 09/01/2020 83.21
2018-06 10/01/2019 89.02
2017-06 06/01/2018 88.29
2016-06 06/01/2017 88.29
2015-06 07/01/2016 89.02
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.29
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 93.61
2013-06 12/01/2014 91.10
2012-06 08/01/2013 92.95
2011-06 11/06/2012 92.04

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$192,009 0.63% Barbara Yates President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Think Small (MN) 81.64
Forever Young Foundation (AZ) 95.94
The Centers for Exceptional Children (NC) 89.11
HOPE Farm (TX) 86.84
Common Threads (TX) 90.43

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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

Tanya Skogerboe
Chair

CEO

Barbara Yates
President, CEO

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