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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

CASA of Los Angeles

A child's life. A child's voice. Lifted up. By you.

three stars

86.19

201 Centre Plaza Drive Suite 1100
Monterey Park, CA 91754
tel: (323) 859-2888   Web Site
EIN: 95-3890446

Board Leadership
Harriet Zaretsky
Chair

CEO
Wende Julien
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.19 three stars
  Financial 81.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1983, Friends of Child Advocates, now CASA of Los Angeles, organized a public/private partnership to increase awareness and raise money for the recruitment, training and support of volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children under the care of the Dependency Court. The mission of CASA of Los Angeles is to improve the lives of foster children with trained volunteer advocates. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interests of a foster child. CASA seeks to reduce and reverse the effects of child abuse and neglect.

In 1983, Friends of Child Advocates, now CASA of Los Angeles, organized a public/private partnership to increase awareness and raise money for the recruitment, training and support of volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children under the care of the Dependency Court. The mission of CASA of Los Angeles is to improve the lives of foster children with trained volunteer advocates. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interests of a foster child. CASA seeks to reduce and reverse the effects of child abuse and neglect.

Financial

three stars

81.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 13.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CASA of Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CASA of Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CASA of Los Angeles (CA) 86.19 three stars
Voices for Utah Children (UT) 94.07 four stars
Florida's Children First (FL) 86.28 three stars
Fair Chance (DC) 87.78 three stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County (TX) 90.01 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,188,373
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,293,889
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $634,192
Total Contributions $5,116,454
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,116,454
   Other Revenue $-198,361
TOTAL REVENUE $4,918,093
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,570,997
   Administrative Expenses $338,184
   Fundraising Expenses $672,777
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,581,958
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $336,135
   
Net Assets $2,304,081

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
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAS) $3,570,997 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 86.19 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 85.08 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 80.49 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 79.74 two stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 79.54 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 81.19 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.89 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.64 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 88.73 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 86.66 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 95-3890446
Name in IRS Master File CASA OF LOS ANGELES
NTEE Code R2X
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 (927) Fundraising
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1989
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
$172,070 3.75% Wendelyn Julien Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CASA of Los Angeles (CA) 86.19 three stars
Children's Defense Fund (DC) 86.79 three stars
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (NY) 87.09 three stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County (TX) 90.01 four stars
Memphis Child Advocacy Center (TN) 91.41 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

CASA of Los Angeles
201 Centre Plaza Drive
Suite 1100
Monterey Park, CA 91754
tel: (323) 859-2888
fax: (323) 264-5020
EIN: 95-3890446

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Board Leadership

Harriet Zaretsky
Chair

CEO

Wende Julien
Chief Executive Officer

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