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Action for Healthy Kids

Every child healthy, active and ready to learn.

three stars

87.43

600 West Van Buren Street Suite 720
Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (800) 416-5136   Web Site
EIN: 47-0902020

Board Leadership
Martin (Jay) J. McHale, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Rob Bisceglie
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.43 three stars
  Financial 82.68 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2002, Action for Healthy Kids is dedicated to improving children's health and well-being by bringing together educators, families and other key stakeholders to help children lead healthy lives. Through our flagship programs, Game On and Parents for Healthy Kids, programmatic support, and funding opportunities, we impact more than 20 million children in 55,000 schools nationwide and in underserved communities where we can have the greatest impact. Action for Healthy Kids is the organizational home of Active Schools, formerly known as Let's Move! Active Schools, a collective impact movement of public and private sector partner organizations working to prioritize physical education and physical activity in schools.

Founded in 2002, Action for Healthy Kids is dedicated to improving children's health and well-being by bringing together educators, families and other key stakeholders to help children lead healthy lives. Through our flagship programs, Game On and Parents for Healthy Kids, programmatic support, and funding opportunities, we impact more than 20 million children in 55,000 schools nationwide and in underserved communities where we can have the greatest impact. Action for Healthy Kids is the organizational home of Active Schools, formerly known as Let's Move! Active Schools, a collective impact movement of public and private sector partner organizations working to prioritize physical education and physical activity in schools.

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Financial

three stars

82.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
84.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Action for Healthy Kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Action for Healthy Kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Action for Healthy Kids (IL) 87.43 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council (TX) 85.56 three stars
Boys and Girls Clubs of Skagit County (WA) 90.20 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (IL) 89.08 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Stamford (CT) 87.52 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,181,722
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $278,542
Total Contributions $7,460,264
   Program Service Revenue $38,078
Total Primary Revenue $7,498,342
   Other Revenue $71,983
TOTAL REVENUE $7,570,325
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,806,426
   Administrative Expenses $374,779
   Fundraising Expenses $792,207
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,973,412
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,596,913
   
Net Assets $4,851,150

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
Fight Obesity & Undernourishment $2,968,351 61.8%
Parents for Healthy Kids $1,381,084 28.7%
Webinars $456,991 9.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 87.43 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 95.47 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 95.85 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 94.24 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.07 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 86.31 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 92.26 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 92.97 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.14 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 96.40 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 96.30 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 96.39 four 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 47-0902020
Name in IRS Master File ACTION FOR HEALTHY KIDS INC
NTEE Code B19
NTEE Classification Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
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 July, 2003
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$214,653 3.59% Robert Bisceglie CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Action for Healthy Kids (IL) 87.43 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (FL) 93.83 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County (CA) 93.52 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Heart of Virginia Council (VA) 86.89 three stars
A Place Called Home (CA) 95.52 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Action for Healthy Kids
600 West Van Buren Street
Suite 720
Chicago, IL 60607
tel: (800) 416-5136
fax: (312) 212-0098
EIN: 47-0902020

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Board Leadership

Martin (Jay) J. McHale, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Rob Bisceglie
Chief Executive Officer

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