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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

StandUp for Kids

Committed to the rescue of homeless and street kids

four stars

92.02

200 Nelson Ferry Road Suite B
Decatur, GA 30030
tel: (800) 365-4543   Web Site
EIN: 33-0414855

Board Leadership
Eddy Ameen
Board Chair

CEO
Juanita Mitchell
National Finance Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

STANDUP FOR KIDS (SUFK), founded in 1990, is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless and at-risk youth and young adults. Its National Headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The core mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States. STANDUP FOR KIDS carries out this mission every day in cities across America through our national volunteers, who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives by providing and connecting them with life-saving services. The mission is also furthered through deterrence and resource programs provided in schools and via the internet. All facets of this mission are guided by the mandate that our volunteers shall tell the kids they care about them and then, at every turn, prove it. STANDUP FOR KIDS continuously strives to provide life-saving and outreach services to homeless, street kids and at-risk youth

STANDUP FOR KIDS (SUFK), founded in 1990, is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless and at-risk youth and young adults. Its National Headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The core mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States. STANDUP FOR KIDS carries out this mission every day in cities across America through our national volunteers, who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives by providing and connecting them with life-saving services. The mission is also furthered through deterrence and resource programs provided in schools and via the internet. All facets of this mission are guided by the mandate that our volunteers shall tell the kids they care about them and then, at every turn, prove it. STANDUP FOR KIDS continuously strives to provide life-saving and outreach services to homeless, street kids and at-risk youth

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.26
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by StandUp for Kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by StandUp for Kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
StandUp for Kids (GA) 92.02 four stars
St. Anne's (CA) 93.91 four stars
Tennyson Center for Children (CO) 95.63 four stars
Today's Harbor for Children (TX) 91.28 four stars
Wichita Children's Home (KS) 91.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,480,801
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,480,801
   Program Service Revenue $9,750
Total Primary Revenue $1,490,551
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,490,551
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,044,290
   Administrative Expenses $95,238
   Fundraising Expenses $80,700
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,220,228
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $270,323
   
Net Assets $1,464,267

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
StandUp for Kids has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 92.02 four stars
2016-12 09/01/2017 94.29 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 89.97 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.60 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 80.27 three stars
2013-12 09/01/2015 80.92 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 80.30 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 82.01 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 88.74 three stars
2010-12 09/21/2012 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Friday, September 21, 2012

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for StandUp for Kids on October 1, 2013 because the advisory has been in place for more than a year (since September 21, 2012) and because the reason for the Advisory has been resolved. Specifically: 

  • On July 12, 2013, The Denver Channel reported that Richard Koca, Sr. was "convicted on 22 counts of sex assault on a child." (For more information, please see The Denver Channel story.) And the charity provided a signed statement from the father of the victim confirming that his son was in no way affiliated with StandUp for Kids.
  • There have been no claims from youth associated with StandUp For Kids presently or in the past alleging misconduct by Mr. Koca.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this  charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On September 19, 2012, CNN reported that Richard Lee Koca Sr., the founder of StandUp for Kids and the prior Executive Director, “has been accused of sexually abusing a minor he was supervising.”  Furthermore, “investigators said they're concerned Richard Lee Koca Sr. may have abused other children during his decades of work with nonprofits serving children, from the Boy Scouts to his own StandUp for Kids.” For more information, please see the CNN story.
  • On November 19, 2012, Stand Up for Kids posted their response to this Donor Advisory on their website. Please visit their site to view that statement.
2010-12 09/01/2012 84.01 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.82 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 91.17 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 87.97 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 84.26 three 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 33-0414855
Name in IRS Master File STANDUP FOR KIDS
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 August, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • 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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$64,950 5.32% Juanita Mitchell Senior Director of Finance
$15,100 1.23% Justine Palmore Program ED

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
StandUp for Kids (GA) 92.02 four stars
Straight Ahead Ministries (MA) 87.33 three stars
Sunny Glen Children's Home (TX) 88.16 three stars
Covenant House Texas (TX) 90.16 four stars
Crossnore School (NC) 94.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

StandUp for Kids
200 Nelson Ferry Road
Suite B
Decatur, GA 30030
tel: (800) 365-4543
fax: (404) 954-6610
EIN: 33-0414855

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Board Leadership

Eddy Ameen
Board Chair

CEO

Juanita Mitchell
National Finance Director

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