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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

The Adoption Exchange

Connecting children and families since 1983

88.32

1325 South Colorado Boulevard, B700 Denver, CO 80222
tel: (800) 451-5246   Web Site
EIN: 84-0793576

Board Leadership
Jamie Moyer
Chair

CEO
Lauren Arnold
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.32
  Financial 83.98
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Adoption Exchange is a child welfare organization founded in 1983 to work for safety and permanence in the lives of foster children. Initially an exchange point for caseworkers to discuss placement of children with families seeking to adopt in the Rocky Mountain region, the organization has grown considerably over the years. Today, The Adoption Exchange works to create a world where every waiting child finds a permanent family. Through rigorous collaboration with state, federal and other relevant agencies, The Adoption Exchange focuses on innovative child-specific strategies that provide vibrant pre- and post-adoption services that speed waiting children to caring and loving relationships that last. Since its inception, the agency has connected over 8,000 waiting children with loving adoptive homes. Headquartered in Colorado, The Adoption Exchange offices operate in Utah, New Mexico, and Nevada. Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming are also participating member states.

The Adoption Exchange is a child welfare organization founded in 1983 to work for safety and permanence in the lives of foster children. Initially an exchange point for caseworkers to discuss placement of children with families seeking to adopt in the Rocky Mountain region, the organization has grown considerably over the years. Today, The Adoption Exchange works to create a world where every waiting child finds a permanent family. Through rigorous collaboration with state, federal and other relevant agencies, The Adoption Exchange focuses on innovative child-specific strategies that provide vibrant pre- and post-adoption services that speed waiting children to caring and loving relationships that last. Since its inception, the agency has connected over 8,000 waiting children with loving adoptive homes. Headquartered in Colorado, The Adoption Exchange offices operate in Utah, New Mexico, and Nevada. Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming are also participating member states.

Financial

83.98

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
74.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Adoption Exchange on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Adoption Exchange on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Adoption Exchange (CO) 88.32
New Mexico Christian Children's Home (NM) 88.79
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services (TX) 95.79
Boys & Girls Aid (OR) 87.25
SOS Children's Villages - Florida (FL) 85.69

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,286,384
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,004,263
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,008,772
Total Contributions $6,299,419
   Program Service Revenue $97,252
Total Primary Revenue $6,396,671
   Other Revenue $215,685
TOTAL REVENUE $6,612,356
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,342,667
   Administrative Expenses $631,135
   Fundraising Expenses $729,881
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,703,683
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $908,673
   
Net Assets $3,524,407

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
Intensive Recruitment Services $1,982,543 45.7%
Family Support Program $1,143,732 26.3%
Media-Based Recruitment Services $605,509 13.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 88.32
2018-06 04/01/2019 82.34
2017-06 06/01/2018 84.72
2016-06 12/01/2017 83.76
2015-06 12/01/2016 81.77
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.74
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 82.84
2013-06 06/01/2014 88.50
2012-06 08/01/2013 86.09
2011-06 05/01/2012 74.07
2010-06 09/20/2011 74.91
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 64.75
2009-06 08/01/2010 70.10
2008-06 11/01/2009 88.04
2007-06 03/01/2009 87.91
2006-06 06/01/2007 87.73
2005-06 07/01/2006 88.39

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

EIN 84-0793576
Name in IRS Master File RAISE THE FUTURE
NTEE Code P31
NTEE Classification Adoption
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (569) Referral service (social agencies)
(603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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 September, 1979
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
$156,225 2.73% Lauren Arnold CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Adoption Exchange (CO) 88.32
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (OH) 96.53
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services (TX) 95.79
Hope Cottage (TX) 86.03
Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina (NC) 91.35

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Charity Contact Info

The Adoption Exchange
1325 South Colorado Boulevard, B700
Denver, CO 80222
tel: (800) 451-5246
EIN: 84-0793576

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Board Leadership

Jamie Moyer
Chair

CEO

Lauren Arnold
Chief Executive Officer

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