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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Operation Breakthrough

Help build our future . . .one child at a time

four stars

93.26

3039 Troost Kansas City, MO 64109
tel: (816) 756-3511   Web Site
EIN: 43-0971560

Board Leadership
Kevin Boyer
Chair

CEO
Mary Esselman
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.26 four stars
  Financial 90.48 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

90.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.29
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Operation Breakthrough on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Operation Breakthrough on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation Breakthrough (MO) 93.26 four stars
University City Children's Center (MO) 89.89 three stars
Infant Crisis Services (OK) 93.09 four stars
The New York Center for Children (NY) 87.89 three stars
Storyteller Children's Center (CA) 86.77 three stars

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The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment. Operation Breakthrough also strives to support and empower the children's families through advocacy, referral services and emergency aid. The program began in 1971 with 50 infants, toddlers and preschoolers at 31st and Paseo. In 1976, it expanded to include before- and after-school care. The Center moved to its current location at 31st and Troost in 1981. Since that time, it has added a broad range of social services to meet the needs of the children and their families and in 2006 completed a $13 million facility expansion that increased our licensed capacity. Today, we serve 266 children (0-5 years) in our Early Childhood Education program; 110 school-age children (5 - 13 years) in Before/After-School and Summer programming; and the children's 205+ parents through a broad range of support services.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,902,481
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $578,380
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,275,243
Total Contributions $6,756,104
   Program Service Revenue $603,033
Total Primary Revenue $7,359,137
   Other Revenue $585,708
TOTAL REVENUE $7,944,845
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,085,287
   Administrative Expenses $1,077,546
   Fundraising Expenses $459,587
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,622,420
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $322,425
   
Net Assets $16,165,542

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
Early Childhood Education Program $5,594,356 91.9%
Meal Plan for Enrolled Children $490,931 8.1%

Ratings History
Operation Breakthrough has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-10 11/01/2016 93.26 four stars
2014-10 07/01/2016 92.13 four stars
2014-10 06/01/2016 91.85 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-10 08/01/2015 89.62 three stars
2013-10 07/01/2015 88.18 three stars
2012-10 02/01/2014 88.59 three stars
2011-10 06/01/2013 89.64 three stars
2010-10 12/01/2011 96.96 four stars
2009-10 11/01/2011 95.12 four stars
2009-10 09/20/2011 88.67 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-10 07/01/2011 90.11 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 43-0971560
Name in IRS Master File OPERATION BREAKTHROUGH INC
NTEE Code P33
NTEE Classification Child Day Care
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
(149) Other instruction and training
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
  • October, 2012
  • October, 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
Not compensated -- Mary Esselman President/CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$123,342 1.61% Susan Stanton Former Chief Executive Officer

The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment. Operation Breakthrough also strives to support and empower the children's families through advocacy, referral services and emergency aid. The program began in 1971 with 50 infants, toddlers and preschoolers at 31st and Paseo. In 1976, it expanded to include before- and after-school care. The Center moved to its current location at 31st and Troost in 1981. Since that time, it has added a broad range of social services to meet the needs of the children and their families and in 2006 completed a $13 million facility expansion that increased our licensed capacity. Today, we serve 266 children (0-5 years) in our Early Childhood Education program; 110 school-age children (5 - 13 years) in Before/After-School and Summer programming; and the children's 205+ parents through a broad range of support services.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Operation Breakthrough (MO) 93.26 four stars
WestSide Baby (WA) 90.58 four stars
Youth Haven, Florida (FL) 94.97 four stars
Infant Crisis Services (OK) 93.09 four stars
HOPE Farm (TX) 86.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Operation Breakthrough
3039 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64109
tel: (816) 756-3511
EIN: 43-0971560

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Board Leadership

Kevin Boyer
Chair

CEO

Mary Esselman
Chief Executive Officer

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