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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

CASA of Travis County

CASA speaks up for children who've been abused or neglected by empowering community volunteers to advocate for them.

three stars

89.82

7600 Chevy Chase Dr Ste 200
Austin, TX 78752
tel: (512) 459-2272   Web Site
EIN: 74-2369123

Board Leadership
Meghan Elwell
Chair

CEO
Laura D. Wolf
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.82 three stars
  Financial 86.18 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

CASA of Travis County exists to promote and protect the best interest of children who have been abused or neglected, by training volunteers to advocate for them in courts, in schools and in our community to help them find safe, permanent and loving homes.

CASA of Travis County exists to promote and protect the best interest of children who have been abused or neglected, by training volunteers to advocate for them in courts, in schools and in our community to help them find safe, permanent and loving homes.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of clients served
2,024
Number of unique website visitors
10,889
Number of volunteers
772
Number of people trained
291
Number of youth who exit foster care at age 18
41
This impact information is current as of August 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

86.18

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 11.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CASA of Travis County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CASA of Travis County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Feedback has helped us shape training plans for our staff and volunteers by identifying areas of growth
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CASA of Travis County (TX) 89.82 three stars
Family First (FL) 89.66 three stars
Memphis Child Advocacy Center (TN) 90.10 four stars
Child Advocates San Antonio (TX) 90.95 four stars
CASA of the Pikes Peak Region (CO) 88.82 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,711,038
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $742,575
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,453,613
   Program Service Revenue $1,932,811
Total Primary Revenue $4,386,424
   Other Revenue $179,771
TOTAL REVENUE $4,566,195
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,948,544
   Administrative Expenses $370,767
   Fundraising Expenses $620,577
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,939,888
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-373,693
   
Net Assets $2,617,688

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
Child Abuse Advocacy $3,948,544 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 89.82 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 91.53 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 89.92 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.53 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.59 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 90.80 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 92.67 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 89.24 three stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 87.64 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 74-2369123
Name in IRS Master File COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES OF TRAVIS COUNTY
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 (327) Prevention of cruelty to children
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 July, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$146,800 2.97% Laura Wolf CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CASA of Travis County (TX) 89.82 three stars
Kentucky Youth Advocates (KY) 95.91 four stars
Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PA) 90.36 four stars
CASA of St. Louis (MO) 87.83 three stars
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County (CA) 90.53 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

CASA of Travis County
7600 Chevy Chase Dr
Ste 200
Austin, TX 78752
tel: (512) 459-2272
fax: (512) 459-4550
EIN: 74-2369123

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Board Leadership

Meghan Elwell
Chair

CEO

Laura D. Wolf
Chief Executive Officer

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