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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.

89.08

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

Board Leadership
Brian Wrubel
Board President

CEO
Jeremy Foster
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.08
  Financial 84.57
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
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.

Financial

84.57

Accountability & Transparency

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
Girl Scouts of Greater New York (NY) 91.55
Boy Scouts of America, Coronado Area Council (KS) 89.54
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle (NC) 89.86
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston (NC) 91.95

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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
2018-06 10/01/2019 90.46
2017-06 06/01/2018 90.64
2016-06 05/01/2017 89.84
2015-06 06/01/2016 89.88
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 90.38
2013-06 06/01/2014 91.40
2012-06 07/01/2013 91.35
2012-06 06/01/2013 91.10
2011-06 03/01/2012 89.20
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.86
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 03/01/2011 80.42
2009-06 05/01/2010 82.55
2008-06 04/01/2009 85.52

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)
(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
$139,490 2.69% Jeremy Foster Executive Director, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (IL) 89.08
Boys and Girls Clubs of Skagit County (WA) 90.37
Fresh Lifelines for Youth (CA) 86.38
Global Teen Challenge (GA) 90.97
100 Black Men of America (GA) 86.15

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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 President

CEO

Jeremy Foster
Chief Executive Officer

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