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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Fiver Children's Foundation

Empowering Children to Make Positive Life Choices

three stars

89.30

519 8th Avenue, 24th Floor New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 971-9562   Web Site
EIN: 13-3993633

Board Leadership
Thomas H. Tucker
Founder & Chairman

CEO
Christie Ko
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.30 three stars
  Financial 85.42 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Fiver Children's Foundation is a comprehensive youth development organization that makes a 10-year commitment to children from underserved communities throughout New York City and central New York. Through character-building summer and year-round out-of-school time programs, Fiver empowers children to make ethical and healthy decisions, to become engaged citizens, and to succeed in school, careers, and life.

Program Overview: Program participants, known as "Fivers," progress through ten years of developmentally appropriate program stages. They are referred to Fiver at age eight and remain involved until they graduate from high school. Fiver takes a holistic approach to youth development by serving all of the children within a family as well as providing educational programs for parents. Fiver programs are developmentally appropriate, experiential, inquiry-based, and free of charge.

The Fiver Children's Foundation is a comprehensive youth development organization that makes a 10-year commitment to children from underserved communities throughout New York City and central New York. Through character-building summer and year-round out-of-school time programs, Fiver empowers children to make ethical and healthy decisions, to become engaged citizens, and to succeed in school, careers, and life.

Program Overview: Program participants, known as "Fivers," progress through ten years of developmentally appropriate program stages. They are referred to Fiver at age eight and remain involved until they graduate from high school. Fiver takes a holistic approach to youth development by serving all of the children within a family as well as providing educational programs for parents. Fiver programs are developmentally appropriate, experiential, inquiry-based, and free of charge.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2015
Percentage of seniors that graduate from high school
99
Percentage of high school graduates that enroll in college
90
Number of students that attend residential summer camp
446
Percentage of children that demonstrate character development (self-confidence, compassion, team-player, community-builder, etc.)
446
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Financial

three stars

85.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.43
  Program Expenses Growth -0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fiver Children's Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fiver Children's Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fiver Children's Foundation (NY) 89.30 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties (FL) 90.33 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County (WA) 96.30 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley (NH) 89.32 three stars
Youth Empowerment Project (LA) 87.43 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,183,880
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $457,266
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $67,980
Total Contributions $1,709,126
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,709,126
   Other Revenue $31,717
TOTAL REVENUE $1,740,843
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,448,173
   Administrative Expenses $95,584
   Fundraising Expenses $152,288
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,696,045
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $44,798
   
Net Assets $2,489,367

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
Youth Development $1,448,173 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-01 02/01/2018 89.30 three stars
2016-01 02/01/2017 90.17 four stars
2015-01 06/01/2016 93.19 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-01 02/01/2016 83.89 three stars
2014-01 08/01/2015 90.17 four stars
2013-01 07/01/2014 93.69 four stars
2013-01 04/01/2014 90.39 four stars
2013-01 12/20/2013 77.54 two stars
2012-01 03/01/2013 85.69 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 13-3993633
Name in IRS Master File FIVER CHILDRENS FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code O50
NTEE Classification Youth Development Programs, Other
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 October, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End January
IRS Forms 990
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  • January, 2017
  • January, 2016
  • January, 2015
  • January, 2014
  • January, 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
$101,077 5.95% Christie Ko Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fiver Children's Foundation (NY) 89.30 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas (TX) 91.45 four stars
Royal Family Kids (CA) 89.38 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas (KS) 86.67 three stars
Caldera (OR) 92.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fiver Children's Foundation
519 8th Avenue, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 971-9562
fax: (212) 971-9564
EIN: 13-3993633

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Board Leadership

Thomas H. Tucker
Founder & Chairman

CEO

Christie Ko
Executive Director

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