Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Cradles to Crayons

The Giving Factory

four stars

96.46

155 North Beacon Street Boston, MA 02135
tel: (617) 779-4700   Web Site
EIN: 04-3584367

Board Leadership
Dean Athanasia
Board Chair

CEO
Lynn Margherio
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons (C2C) is an innovative non-profit that provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

Cradles to Crayons' unique business model provides an easy and convenient avenue through which everyday essentials in good and working condition can be recycled in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Since our founding, we have distributed over 500,000 packages of goods that are hand-picked by caring volunteers to meet a child's specific needs. Currently Cradles to Crayons has locations in Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA.

Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons (C2C) is an innovative non-profit that provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

Cradles to Crayons' unique business model provides an easy and convenient avenue through which everyday essentials in good and working condition can be recycled in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Since our founding, we have distributed over 500,000 packages of goods that are hand-picked by caring volunteers to meet a child's specific needs. Currently Cradles to Crayons has locations in Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
88.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 18.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cradles to Crayons on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cradles to Crayons on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,042,383
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,042,383
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,042,383
   Other Revenue $151,708
TOTAL REVENUE $16,194,091
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,649,327
   Administrative Expenses $762,547
   Fundraising Expenses $1,270,736
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,682,610
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $511,481
   
Net Assets $7,957,998

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,862 1.12% Lynn Margherio President, CEO

Mission

Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons (C2C) is an innovative non-profit that provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

Cradles to Crayons' unique business model provides an easy and convenient avenue through which everyday essentials in good and working condition can be recycled in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Since our founding, we have distributed over 500,000 packages of goods that are hand-picked by caring volunteers to meet a child's specific needs. Currently Cradles to Crayons has locations in Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA.

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Charity Contact Info

Cradles to Crayons
155 North Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02135
tel: (617) 779-4700
fax: (866) 841-9995
EIN: 04-3584367

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Board Leadership

Dean Athanasia
Board Chair

CEO

Lynn Margherio
Founder, CEO