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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Common Threads

America's Kids Cooking for Life!

four stars

91.19

3811 Bee Caves Road Suite 108
Austin, TX 78746
tel: (512) 879-3379   Web Site
EIN: 20-0106847

Board Leadership
Art Smith
President

CEO
Linda Novick O'Keefe
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.19 four stars
  Financial 88.21 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Common Threads is to educate low-income children on the importance of nutrition and physical wellbeing, empowering them to be agents of change for healthier families, schools, and communities. By providing children with a toolkit of knowledge and skills, we can help prevent childhood obesity and reverse the trend of generations of non-cookers, getting America's kids cooking for life!

The mission of Common Threads is to educate low-income children on the importance of nutrition and physical wellbeing, empowering them to be agents of change for healthier families, schools, and communities. By providing children with a toolkit of knowledge and skills, we can help prevent childhood obesity and reverse the trend of generations of non-cookers, getting America's kids cooking for life!

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Financial

three stars

88.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Common Threads on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Common Threads on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Common Threads (TX) 91.19 four stars
NPH USA (IL) 87.23 three stars
Teen Parent Connection (IL) 96.46 four stars
Operation Breakthrough (MO) 95.72 four stars
PACER Center (MN) 88.09 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,869,465
   Federated Campaigns $37,500
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $756,639
Total Contributions $3,663,604
   Program Service Revenue $227,864
Total Primary Revenue $3,891,468
   Other Revenue $66,052
TOTAL REVENUE $3,957,520
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,024,584
   Administrative Expenses $264,186
   Fundraising Expenses $390,618
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,679,388
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $278,132
   
Net Assets $2,181,824

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Common Threads has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 91.19 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 91.24 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.19 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 88.00 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.45 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 80.54 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 70.01 two stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 80.78 three stars
2010-12 10/01/2012 87.49 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 20-0106847
Name in IRS Master File COMMON THREADS
NTEE Code A70
NTEE Classification Humanities Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 December, 2003
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,074 3.75% Linda Novick O'Keefe CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Common Threads (TX) 91.19 four stars
CARE House of Oakland County (MI) 93.32 four stars
Amigos For Kids (FL) 91.36 four stars
Shoes and Clothes for Kids (OH) 97.17 four stars
Ele's Place (MI) 87.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Common Threads
3811 Bee Caves Road
Suite 108
Austin, TX 78746
tel: (512) 879-3379
EIN: 20-0106847

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Board Leadership

Art Smith
President

CEO

Linda Novick O'Keefe
Chief Executive Officer

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