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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.

86.63

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

Board Leadership
Lori Kozak
Chair

CEO
Charity Chandler-Cole
Chief Executive Officer

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.63
  Financial 82.45
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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

82.45

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
76.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth 14.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CASA of Los Angeles (CA) 86.63
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County (CA) 91.30
INCLUDEnyc (NY) 92.48
CHIP of Roanoke Valley (VA) 92.92
Prevent Child Abuse America (IL) 90.95

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,583,672
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,208,552
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $342,020
Total Contributions $6,134,244
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,134,244
   Other Revenue $-302,827
TOTAL REVENUE $5,831,417
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,730,858
   Administrative Expenses $361,548
   Fundraising Expenses $744,199
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,836,605
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $994,812
   
Net Assets $3,299,656

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) $3,730,858 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 11/01/2021 86.63
2019-06 11/01/2020 86.19
2018-06 07/01/2019 85.08
2017-06 06/01/2018 80.49
2016-06 08/01/2017 79.74
2016-06 07/01/2017 79.54
2015-06 11/01/2016 81.19
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.89
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.64
2013-06 03/01/2015 88.73
2012-06 08/01/2013 86.66

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
$165,540 3.42% Wendelyn Julien Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CASA of Los Angeles (CA) 86.63
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County (TX) 92.85
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Collin County (TX) 91.35
Voices for Utah Children (UT) 94.07
INCLUDEnyc (NY) 92.48

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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

Lori Kozak
Chair

CEO

Charity Chandler-Cole
Chief Executive Officer

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