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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago

Together, We Are Defenders of Potential.

three stars

89.08

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

Board Leadership
Brian Kohout
Board President

CEO
Jeremy Foster
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.08 three stars
  Financial 84.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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") from age seven through high school graduation. Our programs nurture children and strengthen communities across Cook, Lake and DuPage counties in Illinois and Lake County, Indiana. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

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") from age seven through high school graduation. Our programs nurture children and strengthen communities across Cook, Lake and DuPage counties in Illinois and Lake County, Indiana. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of clients served
1,885
Number of high school seniors who graduate from high school on time
100
Number of participants who do not become involved in the juvenile justice system
100
Number of program sites
68
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
73.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.9%
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) 89.08 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Wichita Falls (TX) 87.71 three stars
Girl Scouts of the USA (NY) 92.38 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Brookings (SD) 94.30 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Greater St. Louis Area Council (MO) 86.08 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,424,560
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,098,500
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $435,614
Total Contributions $4,958,674
   Program Service Revenue $1,810
Total Primary Revenue $4,960,484
   Other Revenue $-150,158
TOTAL REVENUE $4,810,326
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,828,651
   Administrative Expenses $855,774
   Fundraising Expenses $500,449
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,184,874
   
Payments to Affiliates $33,958
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-374,548
   
Net Assets $3,036,361

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 $3,828,651 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 89.08 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 90.46 four stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$139,490 2.69% Jeremy Foster Executive Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (IL) 89.08 three stars
North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club (PA) 93.61 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Wichita Falls (TX) 87.71 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council (TX) 85.56 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas (TX) 87.61 three 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 Kohout
Board President

CEO

Jeremy Foster
Chief Executive Officer

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