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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Voices for Illinois Children

Building better lives

two stars

75.90

c/o We Work 125 S. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 456-0600   Web Site
EIN: 36-3480909

Board Leadership
Christa Markgraff
Chair

CEO
Tasha R. Green Cruzat
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.90 two stars
  Financial 71.71 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Voices for Illinois Children is an independent advocacy organization that champions strong public policies and investments for all children in our state.

Through strategic civic engagement and collective action, Voices seeks to be the leading statewide advocacy organization in Illinois for all children and issues affecting their well-being. Voices wants all children in Illinois to grow up to live happy, healthy, and safe lives.

Voices for Illinois Children is an independent advocacy organization that champions strong public policies and investments for all children in our state.

Through strategic civic engagement and collective action, Voices seeks to be the leading statewide advocacy organization in Illinois for all children and issues affecting their well-being. Voices wants all children in Illinois to grow up to live happy, healthy, and safe lives.

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Financial

two stars

71.71

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
73.5%
  Administrative Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth -27.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Voices for Illinois Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Voices for Illinois Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Voices for Illinois Children (IL) 75.90 two stars
Encompass (WA) 91.36 four stars
Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries (AR) 89.84 three stars
The Mentoring Alliance (TX) 94.31 four stars
CARE House of Oakland County (MI) 93.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $596,509
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $66,861
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $663,370
   Program Service Revenue $289,434
Total Primary Revenue $952,804
   Other Revenue $23,919
TOTAL REVENUE $976,723
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $871,827
   Administrative Expenses $206,327
   Fundraising Expenses $131,787
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,209,941
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-233,218
   
Net Assets $417,269

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
Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership $314,656 36.1%
Fiscal Policy Center $264,718 30.4%
Early Childhood $160,648 18.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 75.90 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 77.65 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 87.17 three stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 88.85 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 87.16 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.22 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 77.47 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 76.61 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 87.76 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 80.90 three stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 82.67 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 36-3480909
Name in IRS Master File VOICES FOR ILLINOIS CHILDREN INC
NTEE Code P01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1987
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,023 11.32% Tasha Green Cruzat President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Voices for Illinois Children (IL) 75.90 two stars
Youth First (IN) 85.81 three stars
Teammates for Kids Foundation (CO) 93.81 four stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (FL) 88.90 three stars
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (VA) 89.94 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Voices for Illinois Children
c/o We Work
125 S. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 456-0600
fax: (312) 456-0088
EIN: 36-3480909

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Board Leadership

Christa Markgraff
Chair

CEO

Tasha R. Green Cruzat
President

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