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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Thornwell

Building Tomorrow's Families

94.84

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

Board Leadership
Craig Garner
Chair

CEO
Lindy Scott
Interim President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.84
  Financial 92.71
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1875, Thornwell's mission to prevent child abuse and neglect, build up and reunite families, and strengthen healthy communities in the name of Jesus Christ is carried out daily by its Board of Trustees and staff. This mission comes to life on Thornwell's residential and educational campus in Clinton, South Carolina, and across Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina where evidence-based programs are offered by Master's level, licensed therapists who partner with children and families to give them the tools they need to build healthy relationships and strong bonds for the future. Thornwell's holistic continuum of care offers programs that align with state and federal guidelines and are designed to empower children and families to live their best lives. In 2020, Thornwell served more than 2,300 children and families, operating from a belief in empowered communities in which all people can experience both life and love in abundance.

Founded in 1875, Thornwell's mission to prevent child abuse and neglect, build up and reunite families, and strengthen healthy communities in the name of Jesus Christ is carried out daily by its Board of Trustees and staff. This mission comes to life on Thornwell's residential and educational campus in Clinton, South Carolina, and across Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina where evidence-based programs are offered by Master's level, licensed therapists who partner with children and families to give them the tools they need to build healthy relationships and strong bonds for the future. Thornwell's holistic continuum of care offers programs that align with state and federal guidelines and are designed to empower children and families to live their best lives. In 2020, Thornwell served more than 2,300 children and families, operating from a belief in empowered communities in which all people can experience both life and love in abundance.

Financial

92.71

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.27
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thornwell on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thornwell on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thornwell (SC) 94.84
All Our Kin (CT) 93.33
Emergency Infant Services (OK) 98.23
Bright Beginnings, Inc. (DC) 94.78
Voices For Children Foundation, Inc. (FL) 92.39

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,414,564
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $982,513
Total Contributions $7,397,077
   Program Service Revenue $1,781,781
Total Primary Revenue $9,178,858
   Other Revenue $2,106,267
TOTAL REVENUE $11,285,125
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,259,707
   Administrative Expenses $901,531
   Fundraising Expenses $868,155
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,029,393
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,255,732
   
Net Assets $59,104,759

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 $4,001,254 48.4%
Educational Support Services $2,199,486 26.6%
Building Families Program $2,058,967 24.9%

Ratings History
Thornwell has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 94.84
2018-12 08/01/2020 97.46
2018-12 06/01/2020 96.19
2018-12 05/01/2020 94.43
2017-12 05/01/2019 96.11
2016-12 06/01/2018 94.35
2015-12 08/01/2017 96.69
2015-12 07/01/2017 95.65
2015-12 05/01/2017 91.54
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.74
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 88.48
2013-12 08/01/2015 89.10
2012-12 04/01/2014 82.02
2011-09 08/01/2013 86.55
2011-09 12/01/2012 84.61
2010-09 09/20/2011 74.29
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 06/01/2011 66.88
2009-09 02/01/2011 68.36
2008-09 02/01/2010 75.63
2007-09 03/01/2009 68.05

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,135 1.63% Rev. Elliot Smith President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thornwell (SC) 94.84
Children's Advocacy Center of Collier County (FL) 89.98
Community Partners of Dallas (TX) 86.33
Shiloh Christian Children's Ranch (MO) 87.01
Childcare Resources (AL) 85.92

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Craig Garner
Chair

CEO

Lindy Scott
Interim President

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