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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Bright Beginnings

Sunny starts. Bright futures. Where homeless children grow.

three stars

89.24

128 M Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 842-9090   Web Site
EIN: 52-1697917

Board Leadership
Billie McSeveney
President

CEO
Marla M. Dean
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.24 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 10.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bright Beginnings on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bright Beginnings on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bright Beginnings (DC) 89.24 three stars
Community Partners of Dallas (TX) 89.63 three stars
University City Children's Center (MO) 88.18 three stars
Kids House of Seminole, Inc. (FL) 88.92 three stars
Cradles to Crayons (MA) 95.47 four stars

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Bright Beginnings was established in 1991 and is today a nationally-accredited child and family development center that offers a bright start for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. Bright Beginnings serves about 186 children annually whose families are living in crisis shelters or transitional housing. Their educational, therapeutic, health and family support services prepares these children for kindergarten and stabilizes their families so ultimately they can make the transition out of homelessness. Bright Beginnings' vision is that their leadership and programming will restore and revitalize the quality of life for every homeless child and family in Washington, DC.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,119,216
   Federated Campaigns $245
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $31,693
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,810,956
Total Contributions $4,962,110
   Program Service Revenue $655,340
Total Primary Revenue $5,617,450
   Other Revenue $-504
TOTAL REVENUE $5,616,946
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,942,579
   Administrative Expenses $282,380
   Fundraising Expenses $313,352
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,538,311
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,078,635
   
Net Assets $7,231,496

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
Education $3,226,983 81.8%
Family Services $366,534 9.3%
Program Expansion $61,435 1.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 11/01/2017 89.24 three stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 89.39 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.64 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 89.08 three stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 84.49 three stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 91.80 four stars
2011-09 04/01/2013 83.61 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 52-1697917
Name in IRS Master File BRIGHT BEGINNINGS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (574) Day care center
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 January, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$148,809 3.27% Betty Jo Gaines Former Executive Director

Bright Beginnings was established in 1991 and is today a nationally-accredited child and family development center that offers a bright start for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. Bright Beginnings serves about 186 children annually whose families are living in crisis shelters or transitional housing. Their educational, therapeutic, health and family support services prepares these children for kindergarten and stabilizes their families so ultimately they can make the transition out of homelessness. Bright Beginnings' vision is that their leadership and programming will restore and revitalize the quality of life for every homeless child and family in Washington, DC.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bright Beginnings (DC) 89.24 three stars
Think Small (MN) 88.29 three stars
SAFEchild (NC) 91.00 four stars
Friends of the Children NY (NY) 91.59 four stars
Storyteller Children's Center (CA) 86.77 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bright Beginnings
128 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 842-9090
fax: (202) 842-9095
EIN: 52-1697917

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Board Leadership

Billie McSeveney
President

CEO

Marla M. Dean
Executive Director

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