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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Real Life Children's Ranch

Giving children the best possible care

three stars

86.43

7777 US Highway 441, SE Okeechobee, FL 34974
tel: (863) 763-4242   Web Site
EIN: 59-6173061

Board Leadership
Don Fraser
President

CEO
Mark Mayers
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.43 three stars
  Financial 93.36 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1957, Real Life Children's Ranch exists to provide a Christian residential group home that cares for boys and girls who have been abused, abandoned, and/or neglected. The children typically range in age from five to seventeen. Our goal is to give children the best possible care in a secure family atmosphere and to guide them into fulfilling and productive futures. Real Life Children's Ranch is a loving, caring environment where the children learn the richness of a well-rounded life. We have four beautifully constructed homes, each housing up to six foster children, the staff and their children. Furthermore, Real Life Children's Ranch is one of the few places in the state designed to care for sibling groups.

Founded in 1957, Real Life Children's Ranch exists to provide a Christian residential group home that cares for boys and girls who have been abused, abandoned, and/or neglected. The children typically range in age from five to seventeen. Our goal is to give children the best possible care in a secure family atmosphere and to guide them into fulfilling and productive futures. Real Life Children's Ranch is a loving, caring environment where the children learn the richness of a well-rounded life. We have four beautifully constructed homes, each housing up to six foster children, the staff and their children. Furthermore, Real Life Children's Ranch is one of the few places in the state designed to care for sibling groups.

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Financial

four stars

93.36

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
87.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.36
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Real Life Children's Ranch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Real Life Children's Ranch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Real Life Children's Ranch (FL) 86.43 three stars
The Mockingbird Society (WA) 90.26 four stars
Hope Cottage (TX) 91.73 four stars
New Mexico Christian Children's Home (NM) 91.57 four stars
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children (NY) 85.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $433,856
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $689,026
Total Contributions $1,122,882
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,122,882
   Other Revenue $17,631
TOTAL REVENUE $1,140,513
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $908,253
   Administrative Expenses $138,418
   Fundraising Expenses $12,070
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,058,741
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $81,772
   
Net Assets $2,393,576

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
Foster Home for Children $908,253 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 86.43 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 83.76 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 84.03 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.33 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 84.00 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 85.05 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 86.72 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 83.71 three stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 83.47 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 81.42 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 88.27 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 59-6173061
Name in IRS Master File REAL LIFE CHILDRENS RANCH INC
NTEE Code P32
NTEE Classification Foster Care
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (399) Other housing 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 June, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$61,707 5.82% Mark Mayers Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Real Life Children's Ranch (FL) 86.43 three stars
Smoky Mountain Children's Home (TN) 87.30 three stars
Gift of Adoption Fund (IL) 89.68 three stars
Pajama Program (NY) 98.13 four stars
Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition (MO) 94.25 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Real Life Children's Ranch
7777 US Highway 441, SE
Okeechobee, FL 34974
tel: (863) 763-4242
fax: (863) 467-8688
EIN: 59-6173061

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Board Leadership

Don Fraser
President

CEO

Mark Mayers
Executive Director

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