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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Thornwell Home for Children

A joyful Christian community offering hope and wholeness to children and families

four stars

94.35

302 South Broad Street Clinton, SC 29325
tel: (888) 310-9387   Web Site
EIN: 57-0314418

Board Leadership
Jim Morton
Chairman

CEO
Elliot M. Smith
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.35 four stars
  Financial 96.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Thornwell Home for Children is all about helping children and youth - caring for them, nurturing them, helping prepare them to become the faithful individuals God created them to be. Founded in 1875, today Thornwell is a vital ministry of the Presbyterian Church, serving children and families throughout the three-state region of the Synod of the South Atlantic - South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Each year, Thornwell's referral network receives more than 300 calls from families in crisis; and, each year, more than 120 children find their way to our home. Most come to us battered and broken, frightened, full of sadness and despair. We offer them a safe haven; a warm, loving, family-style community in which to grow and thrive.

Thornwell Home for Children is all about helping children and youth - caring for them, nurturing them, helping prepare them to become the faithful individuals God created them to be. Founded in 1875, today Thornwell is a vital ministry of the Presbyterian Church, serving children and families throughout the three-state region of the Synod of the South Atlantic - South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Each year, Thornwell's referral network receives more than 300 calls from families in crisis; and, each year, more than 120 children find their way to our home. Most come to us battered and broken, frightened, full of sadness and despair. We offer them a safe haven; a warm, loving, family-style community in which to grow and thrive.

Financial

four stars

96.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.96
  Program Expenses Growth 15.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thornwell Home for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thornwell Home for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thornwell Home for Children (SC) 94.35 four stars
Charity Newsies (OH) 94.28 four stars
Cradles to Crayons (MA) 96.46 four stars
Operation Breakthrough (MO) 96.69 four stars
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GA) 89.29 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,178,193
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,766,470
Total Contributions $11,944,663
   Program Service Revenue $16,202
Total Primary Revenue $11,960,865
   Other Revenue $4,975,529
TOTAL REVENUE $16,936,394
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,886,245
   Administrative Expenses $700,086
   Fundraising Expenses $807,082
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,393,413
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,542,981
   
Net Assets $51,961,178

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
Residential Program $5,754,219 83.6%
Building Families Program $701,179 10.2%
Thornwell Learning Center $430,847 6.3%

Ratings History
Thornwell Home for Children has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 94.35 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 96.69 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 95.65 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 91.54 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 88.48 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 89.10 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 82.02 three stars
2011-09 08/01/2013 86.55 three stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 84.61 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 74.29 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 06/01/2011 66.88 one star
2009-09 02/01/2011 68.36 one star
2008-09 02/01/2010 75.63 two stars
2007-09 03/01/2009 68.05 one star
2006-09 06/01/2007 70.20 two stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 76.80 two stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 77.43 two 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 57-0314418
Name in IRS Master File THORNWELL
NTEE Code P73
NTEE Classification Group Home (Long Term)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
(40) Scholarships (other)
(46) Private school
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 February, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,982 1.50% Elliot M. Smith President

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Charity Contact Info

Thornwell Home for Children
302 South Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325
tel: (888) 310-9387
EIN: 57-0314418

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Board Leadership

Jim Morton
Chairman

CEO

Elliot M. Smith
President

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