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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago

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four stars

90.64

560 West Lake Street 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60661
tel: (312) 207-5600   Web Site
EIN: 36-2681212

Board Leadership
Brian Wrubel
Board Chair

CEO
Jeremy Foster
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.64 four stars
  Financial 86.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC) helps children realize their potential and build their futures. As Metro Chicago's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, BBBSMC makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles") ages 7-14. Our programs nurture children and strengthen communities across Cook, Lake and DuPage counties in Illinois and Lake County, Indiana. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC) helps children realize their potential and build their futures. As Metro Chicago's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, BBBSMC makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles") ages 7-14. Our programs nurture children and strengthen communities across Cook, Lake and DuPage counties in Illinois and Lake County, Indiana. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Financial

three stars

86.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (IL) 90.64 four stars
Fresh Lifelines for Youth (CA) 90.90 four stars
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (CA) 91.77 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Burlington (VT) 91.49 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas (TX) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,266,153
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,343,878
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $123,721
Total Contributions $6,733,752
   Program Service Revenue $13,687
Total Primary Revenue $6,747,439
   Other Revenue $-418,090
TOTAL REVENUE $6,329,349
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,408,388
   Administrative Expenses $497,325
   Fundraising Expenses $733,213
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,638,926
   
Payments to Affiliates $22,903
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,690,423
   
Net Assets $3,111,938

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
Mentoring Program $3,408,388 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 06/01/2018 90.64 four stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 89.84 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 89.88 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 90.38 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 91.40 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 91.35 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 91.10 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 89.20 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.86 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 03/01/2011 80.42 three stars
2009-06 05/01/2010 82.55 three stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 85.52 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 36-2681212
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS-BIG SISTERS OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO
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 (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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 September, 1967
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,613 1.86% Arthur G. Mollenhauer Executive Director, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$100,545 2.16% Jeremy Foster Senior Vice President of Development

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (IL) 90.64 four stars
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New Pathways for Youth (AZ) 89.71 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Bucksin Council (WV) 85.81 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (TN) 93.37 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
560 West Lake Street
5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60661
tel: (312) 207-5600
fax: (312) 427-0760
EIN: 36-2681212

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Board Leadership

Brian Wrubel
Board Chair

CEO

Jeremy Foster
Chief Executive Officer

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