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Support Center for Child Advocates

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four stars

91.30

Support Center for Child Advocates 1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel: (267) 546-9200   Web Site
EIN: 23-2048664

Board Leadership
Deborah Cohen
President

CEO
Frank Cervone
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.30 four stars
  Financial 87.70 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1971 and incorporated in 1977, the Support Center for Child Advocates is the country's oldest and largest pro bono legal and social services agency for children. Their mission is to advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect with the goal of securing a permanent, nurturing environment for every child. Child Advocates provides legal assistance and social service advocacy for abused and neglected children in Philadelphia County. They are one of the most successful volunteer models serving children in the country. Since its founding, Child Advocates has trained more than 3,500 attorneys who contribute pro bono services valued at more than $3.5 million annually.

Founded in 1971 and incorporated in 1977, the Support Center for Child Advocates is the country's oldest and largest pro bono legal and social services agency for children. Their mission is to advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect with the goal of securing a permanent, nurturing environment for every child. Child Advocates provides legal assistance and social service advocacy for abused and neglected children in Philadelphia County. They are one of the most successful volunteer models serving children in the country. Since its founding, Child Advocates has trained more than 3,500 attorneys who contribute pro bono services valued at more than $3.5 million annually.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
At case closing: %age of abused & neglected children & youth in safe, permanent homes; %age with health insurance; %age in school; %age of convictions & guilty pleas in criminal abuse cases
87
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
70.2%
  Administrative Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.99
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Support Center for Child Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Support Center for Child Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Support Center for Child Advocates (PA) 91.30 four stars
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 92.31 four stars
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (DC) 88.22 three stars
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.43 three stars
Justice in Aging (DC) 98.14 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $987,367
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $624,914
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,572,316
Total Contributions $3,184,597
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,184,597
   Other Revenue $93,557
TOTAL REVENUE $3,278,154
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,476,412
   Administrative Expenses $600,759
   Fundraising Expenses $482,265
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,559,436
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-281,282
   
Net Assets $6,699,251

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
Support Center for Child Advocates has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 91.30 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.29 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2017 91.54 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.79 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 92.08 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 85.99 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 90.17 four stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 81.68 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 80.31 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 23-2048664
Name in IRS Master File SUPPORT CENTER FOR CHILD ADVOCATES
NTEE Code I72
NTEE Classification Child Abuse, Prevention of
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (461) Other litigation or support of litigation
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 February, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,740 3.67% Frank Cervone Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Support Center for Child Advocates (PA) 91.30 four stars
Ayuda (DC) 94.69 four stars
And Justice for All (UT) 92.09 four stars
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Center for Constitutional Rights (NY) 91.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Support Center for Child Advocates
Support Center for Child Advocates
1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel: (267) 546-9200
fax: (267) 546-9201
EIN: 23-2048664

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Board Leadership

Deborah Cohen
President

CEO

Frank Cervone
Executive Director

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