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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County

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two stars

79.41

4305 University Avenue Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92126
tel: (858) 536-4900   Web Site
EIN: 95-2151526

Board Leadership
William Brennan
Board Chair

CEO
Tina Rose
Interim President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.41 two stars
  Financial 71.16 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the single largest, oldest and most well evaluated national youth mentoring program. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has been providing one-to-one mentoring since 1961. We provide clear pathways and structured support for committed community members to serve others in ways that cross class, race, and geographic lines. The agency's approach is unique in the level of training and support we provide mentors, the rigor of volunteer background checks and in our targeted programs and neighborhood outreach initiatives to serve high-risk, under-served populations. Each year we serve over 3,000 children, families and volunteers through our 1:1 mentoring programs.
Our organization has been recognized as being top of their class for excellent service, fiscal responsibility, and quality standards: # 1 Non Profit for At -Risk Youth - Philanthropedia ; Gold Star Agency - BBBS of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the single largest, oldest and most well evaluated national youth mentoring program. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has been providing one-to-one mentoring since 1961. We provide clear pathways and structured support for committed community members to serve others in ways that cross class, race, and geographic lines. The agency's approach is unique in the level of training and support we provide mentors, the rigor of volunteer background checks and in our targeted programs and neighborhood outreach initiatives to serve high-risk, under-served populations. Each year we serve over 3,000 children, families and volunteers through our 1:1 mentoring programs.
Our organization has been recognized as being top of their class for excellent service, fiscal responsibility, and quality standards: # 1 Non Profit for At -Risk Youth - Philanthropedia ; Gold Star Agency - BBBS of America

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of clients served
1,728
Number of youth who report less likelihood to engage in criminal activity
1,710
Number of participants reporting change in behavior or cessation of activity
1,728
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

two stars

71.16

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
74.5%
  Administrative Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth -0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (CA) 79.41 two stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield (MO) 86.26 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Mason-Dixon Council (MD) 88.24 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Central Georgia Council (GA) 89.24 three stars
Girls Inc. of Alameda County (CA) 96.43 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,270,672
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $47,911
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $13,000
Total Contributions $1,331,583
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,331,583
   Other Revenue $1,147,305
TOTAL REVENUE $2,478,888
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,249,951
   Administrative Expenses $1,168,658
   Fundraising Expenses $255,494
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,674,103
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,195,215
   
Net Assets $644,105

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
Community Mentoring $1,513,871 67.3%
Site Based Mentoring $736,080 32.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 79.41 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.97 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 93.19 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.79 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 90.17 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 94.38 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 86.90 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 91.68 four stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 88.96 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 95-2151526
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY INC
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
(349) Other youth organization or 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 June, 1961
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
$153,269 4.17% S. Wayne Kay President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (CA) 79.41 two stars
Peter Westbrook Foundation (NY) 90.73 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains (TN) 91.44 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich (CT) 92.44 four stars
Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps (TX) 92.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County
4305 University Avenue
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92126
tel: (858) 536-4900
fax: (858) 536-8255
EIN: 95-2151526

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Board Leadership

William Brennan
Board Chair

CEO

Tina Rose
Interim President & CEO

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