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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Fiver Children's Foundation

Empowering Children to Make Positive Life Choices

four stars

90.17

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 90.17 four stars
  Financial 91.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

91.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.41
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.4%
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) 90.17 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley (NH) 86.27 three stars
Fresh Lifelines for Youth (CA) 91.45 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council (FL) 87.22 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Old Hickory Council (NC) 86.19 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,235,666
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $373,076
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $60,835
Total Contributions $1,669,577
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,669,577
   Other Revenue $-445
TOTAL REVENUE $1,669,132
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,430,144
   Administrative Expenses $96,750
   Fundraising Expenses $149,863
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,676,757
   
Payments to Affiliates $140,546
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,625
   
Net Assets $2,444,569

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 $1,430,144 100.0%

Ratings History
Fiver Children's Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • January, 2016
  • January, 2015
  • January, 2014
  • January, 2013
  • January, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$111,435 6.64% Christine Ko Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fiver Children's Foundation (NY) 90.17 four stars
Holy Family Ministries (IL) 92.92 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Dane County (WI) 90.45 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (CA) 88.79 three stars
Creative Action (TX) 85.89 three 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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