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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Florida's Children First

Fighting for children's rights

four stars

93.79

1401 North University Drive Suite 408
Coral Springs, FL 33071
tel: (954) 796-0860   Web Site
EIN: 52-2372998

Board Leadership
Howard M. Talenfeld
President

CEO
Christina Spudeas
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.79 four stars
  Financial 91.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

four stars

91.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Florida's Children First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Florida's Children First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Florida's Children First (FL) 93.79 four stars
Voices for Utah Children (UT) 88.45 three stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County (TX) 95.20 four stars
CASA of Travis County (TX) 91.53 four stars
INCLUDEnyc (NY) 94.43 four stars

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Florida's Children First (FCF) was founded in 2001 by attorneys from across Florida who were working on issues affecting Florida's most vulnerable children. Our primary work is with children in state custody. We also work on issues for children who have disabilities and children who are immigrants. FCF staff, board members, volunteers, and advocates devote their time to ensure that each child in care or in an at-risk situation will have a voice that is heard when decisions are made. We use legislative and policy advocacy, executive branch education and advocacy, training and technical assistance to lawyers and Guardians Ad Litem representing children, public awareness, and filing of amicus briefs as strategies to improve child serving systems.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $919,114
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $919,114
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $919,114
   Other Revenue $18,096
TOTAL REVENUE $937,210
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $881,956
   Administrative Expenses $42,377
   Fundraising Expenses $63,588
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $987,921
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-50,711
   
Net Assets $419,452

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
Improving General Child Welfare $523,487 59.4%
Improving Outcomes for Older Youth $358,469 40.6%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 93.79 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 83.70 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 87.61 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 86.66 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 83.22 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 94.53 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 91.22 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 96.73 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 94.47 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 98.06 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 95.91 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 52-2372998
Name in IRS Master File FLORIDAS CHILDREN FIRST INC
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$110,608 11.19% Christina Spudeas Executive Director

Florida's Children First (FCF) was founded in 2001 by attorneys from across Florida who were working on issues affecting Florida's most vulnerable children. Our primary work is with children in state custody. We also work on issues for children who have disabilities and children who are immigrants. FCF staff, board members, volunteers, and advocates devote their time to ensure that each child in care or in an at-risk situation will have a voice that is heard when decisions are made. We use legislative and policy advocacy, executive branch education and advocacy, training and technical assistance to lawyers and Guardians Ad Litem representing children, public awareness, and filing of amicus briefs as strategies to improve child serving systems.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Florida's Children First (FL) 93.79 four stars
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (NY) 89.71 three stars
Promises2Kids (CA) 96.02 four stars
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (NC) 89.39 three stars
Memphis Child Advocacy Center (TN) 85.71 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Florida's Children First
1401 North University Drive
Suite 408
Coral Springs, FL 33071
tel: (954) 796-0860
fax: (954) 796-0862
EIN: 52-2372998

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Board Leadership

Howard M. Talenfeld
President

CEO

Christina Spudeas
Executive Director

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