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Human Services : Children's and Family Services (Grantmaking)

Free The Kids

Providing basic shelter, food, medical care, religious and educational instruction to the underprivileged in Haiti

four stars

95.47

5704 West Market Street Greensboro, NC 27419
tel: (844) 222-6300   Web Site
EIN: 22-3741436

Board Leadership
Clifford D. Sethness
Chairman

CEO
Frank Irr
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Free The Kids provides basic shelter, food, medical care, religious and educational instruction to the underprivileged in Haiti. Today, our primary residence is Hope Village or in Creole, Vilaj Espwa. Hope Village encompasses over 100 acres of land. At Hope Village we have planted a farm, built dormitories and schools and begun vocational training to teach the children viable trades to secure their future. We have over 550 children living at Hope Village and hundreds more coming to our schools each day from poor neighboring communities.

Free The Kids provides basic shelter, food, medical care, religious and educational instruction to the underprivileged in Haiti. Today, our primary residence is Hope Village or in Creole, Vilaj Espwa. Hope Village encompasses over 100 acres of land. At Hope Village we have planted a farm, built dormitories and schools and begun vocational training to teach the children viable trades to secure their future. We have over 550 children living at Hope Village and hundreds more coming to our schools each day from poor neighboring communities.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
91.8%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth 16.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free The Kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Free The Kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Free The Kids (NC) 95.47 four stars
Teen Parent Connection (IL) 96.46 four stars
Youth Haven, Florida (FL) 92.20 four stars
Bright Beginnings (DC) 93.28 four stars
First Star (CA) 90.80 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,333,054
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,333,054
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,333,054
   Other Revenue $15,843
TOTAL REVENUE $2,348,897
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,507,916
   Administrative Expenses $85,527
   Fundraising Expenses $196,476
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,789,919
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-441,022
   
Net Assets $1,151,414

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
Food, Shelter, Medicine, and Education $2,507,916 100.0%

Ratings History
Free The Kids has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 95.47 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 94.74 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 89.39 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 85.49 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 79.95 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 88.95 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 95.70 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 95.95 four stars
2010-06 06/01/2012 83.57 three stars
2010-06 05/01/2012 80.76 three stars
2010-06 04/01/2012 89.14 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.66 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 94.69 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 22-3741436
Name in IRS Master File FREE THE KIDS INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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 March, 2001
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,000 4.30% Francis Irr Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Free The Kids (NC) 95.47 four stars
All Our Kin (CT) 96.42 four stars
The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas (TX) 91.33 four stars
Bivona Child Advocacy Center (NY) 94.34 four stars
Emergency Infant Services (OK) 95.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Free The Kids
5704 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27419
tel: (844) 222-6300
fax: (888) 423-2447
EIN: 22-3741436

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Board Leadership

Clifford D. Sethness
Chairman

CEO

Frank Irr
Executive Director

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