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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Austin Children's Services

Protecting and healing children, young adults and families in need

four stars

93.55

4800 Manor Road Austin, TX 78723
tel: (512) 499-0090   Web Site
EIN: 74-2320657

Board Leadership
Gretchen Ellis
Chair

CEO
Kelly White
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.55 four stars
  Financial 90.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

90.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.04
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Austin Children's Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Austin Children's Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Children's Services (TX) 93.55 four stars
Tara Hall (SC) 85.82 three stars
Living Hope International (WI) 87.27 three stars
StandUp for Kids (GA) 89.97 three stars
Covenant House New Orleans (LA) 97.50 four stars

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Austin Children's Services (formerly Austin Children's Shelter) has been working to end child abuse and neglect in the Austin community since 1984. ACS protects and heals children and youth who have experienced abuse and/or neglect by providing a safe home and supportive services through our residential programs: Emergency Shelter Care, a Transitional Living Program for youth working toward independence, a Teen Parent Program helping young mothers in foster care break the cycle of abuse and Respite Care. ACS has dramatically expanded its services to include community-based programs that work toward safety, permanency and well-being through the provision of various programs, including: Strong Start, a child abuse prevention program for at-risk families with children under age 6; the Care Academy, a child development and family support center; and Foster in Austin, a program to recruit, train, monitor and support loving families that provide foster placements for children.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,688,168
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,140,238
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $637,307
Total Contributions $4,465,713
   Program Service Revenue $1,576,101
Total Primary Revenue $6,041,814
   Other Revenue $-193,243
TOTAL REVENUE $5,848,571
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,446,460
   Administrative Expenses $752,572
   Fundraising Expenses $533,689
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,732,721
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-884,150
   
Net Assets $12,180,538

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
Shelter $5,209,252 95.6%
Community Services $237,208 4.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.55 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 90.31 four stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 89.91 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.69 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 96.07 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 91.75 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 95.36 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.81 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.43 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 98.33 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 95.80 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 95.72 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 74-2320657
Name in IRS Master File THE SAFE ALLIANCE
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
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 November, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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 Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Kelly White Chief Executive Officer $136,000

Austin Children's Services (formerly Austin Children's Shelter) has been working to end child abuse and neglect in the Austin community since 1984. ACS protects and heals children and youth who have experienced abuse and/or neglect by providing a safe home and supportive services through our residential programs: Emergency Shelter Care, a Transitional Living Program for youth working toward independence, a Teen Parent Program helping young mothers in foster care break the cycle of abuse and Respite Care. ACS has dramatically expanded its services to include community-based programs that work toward safety, permanency and well-being through the provision of various programs, including: Strong Start, a child abuse prevention program for at-risk families with children under age 6; the Care Academy, a child development and family support center; and Foster in Austin, a program to recruit, train, monitor and support loving families that provide foster placements for children.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Children's Services (TX) 93.55 four stars
Kids in Crisis (CT) 90.12 four stars
Youth For Tomorrow (VA) 91.45 four stars
Joy Ranch (VA) 89.95 three stars
Covenant House Texas (TX) 94.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Austin Children's Services
4800 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78723
tel: (512) 499-0090
fax: (512) 499-0438
EIN: 74-2320657

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 684213
Austin, TX 78768

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Board Leadership

Gretchen Ellis
Chair

CEO

Kelly White
Chief Executive Officer

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