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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

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four stars

92.96

509 Valley Way Building 2
Milipitas, CA 95035
tel: (408) 416-0400   Web Site
EIN: 77-0250773

Board Leadership
Mala Jairam
Chair

CEO
Frederick J. Ferrer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.96 four stars
  Financial 90.89 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley provides stability and hope to abused children by being a powerful voice in their lives. By matching trained volunteers (Advocates) with dependent children, we ensure the needs and best interests of foster children in our program are met. Because our volunteers are court-appointed, they can thoroughly research every aspect of a child's case, including meeting teachers, social workers and foster parents. Advocates provide reports to the court so judges can make decisions with clear and accurate information. In addition to representing children in court, Advocates serve as friends and mentors.

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley provides stability and hope to abused children by being a powerful voice in their lives. By matching trained volunteers (Advocates) with dependent children, we ensure the needs and best interests of foster children in our program are met. Because our volunteers are court-appointed, they can thoroughly research every aspect of a child's case, including meeting teachers, social workers and foster parents. Advocates provide reports to the court so judges can make decisions with clear and accurate information. In addition to representing children in court, Advocates serve as friends and mentors.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of foster children served.
905
Percentage of foster children enrolled in preschool
71
Percentage of foster youth who complete high school or equivalency
95
Number of volunteers
660
Percentage of CASA volunteers who saw an improvement in their foster child's success at school
69
Percentage of CASA volunteers who felt their court recommendations were fully considered by the judge presiding over their child's case
90
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Child Advocates of Silicon Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Child Advocates of Silicon Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (CA) 92.96 four stars
Comic Relief Inc. (NY) 88.29 three stars
The Centers for Exceptional Children (NC) 88.19 three stars
Teen Parent Connection (IL) 96.46 four stars
Think Small (MN) 89.02 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,505,265
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $549,467
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $790,591
Total Contributions $2,845,323
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,845,323
   Other Revenue $80,707
TOTAL REVENUE $2,926,030
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,154,419
   Administrative Expenses $177,516
   Fundraising Expenses $373,235
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,705,170
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $220,860
   
Net Assets $3,224,836

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
Train and Support Court-Appointed Special Advocate $2,154,419 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 92.96 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 88.36 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 92.18 four stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 97.82 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 97.94 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 97.19 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.53 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 88.47 three stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 89.94 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 88.81 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 77-0250773
Name in IRS Master File CHILD ADVOCATES OF SILICON VALLEY INC
NTEE Code R20
NTEE Classification Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 June, 1990
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Frederick Ferrer Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$121,096 4.47% Karen Scussel Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (CA) 92.96 four stars
New Yorkers For Children (NY) 91.54 four stars
Power to Decide (DC) 92.92 four stars
Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit (MI) 95.18 four stars
Youth First (IN) 85.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
509 Valley Way
Building 2
Milipitas, CA 95035
tel: (408) 416-0400
fax: (408) 416-0406
EIN: 77-0250773

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Board Leadership

Mala Jairam
Chair

CEO

Frederick J. Ferrer
Executive Director

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