Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Florida's Children First

Fighting for children's rights

three stars

86.28

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 86.28 three stars
  Financial 80.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

80.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $971,850
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $971,850
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $971,850
   Other Revenue $12,917
TOTAL REVENUE $984,767
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $898,322
   Administrative Expenses $90,468
   Fundraising Expenses $59,829
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,048,619
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-63,852
   
Net Assets $287,147

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$107,265 10.22% Christina Spudeas Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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