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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

StandUp for Kids

Committed to the rescue of homeless and street kids

three stars

89.97

83 Walton Street, NW Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (800) 365-4543   Web Site
EIN: 33-0414855

Board Leadership
Mike Zelnio
Board Chairman

CEO
Juanita Mitchell
Director of Finance/Administration

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.97 three stars
  Financial 91.05 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

four stars

91.05

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
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) 89.97 three stars
Kids in Crisis (CT) 90.12 four stars
Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch (MO) 88.39 three stars
St. Anne's (CA) 96.46 four stars
Covenant House Alaska (AK) 95.46 four stars

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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

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,289,186
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $68,168
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,357,354
   Program Service Revenue $7,727
Total Primary Revenue $1,365,081
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,365,081
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $960,993
   Administrative Expenses $80,085
   Fundraising Expenses $102,250
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,143,328
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $221,753
   
Net Assets $1,002,745

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$79,500 6.95% Kelly Fields Program ED
$57,200 5.00% Juanita Mitchell Senior Director of Finance
$9,600 0.83% Justine Palmore Program ED

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

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
StandUp for Kids (GA) 89.97 three stars
KidsTLC (KS) 92.54 four stars
Epworth Children's Home (SC) 97.15 four stars
Wears Valley Ranch (TN) 87.39 three stars
Rawhide Boys Ranch (WI) 90.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

StandUp for Kids
83 Walton Street, NW
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (800) 365-4543
fax: (404) 954-6610
EIN: 33-0414855

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Board Leadership

Mike Zelnio
Board Chairman

CEO

Juanita Mitchell
Director of Finance/Administration

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