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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Wellspring Family Services

Taking on the root causes of homelessness and instability

three stars

87.71

1900 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144
tel: (206) 826-3050   Web Site
EIN: 91-0567261

Board Leadership
Ethan Norris
Chair

CEO
Heather L. Fitzpatrick
Interim CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.71 three stars
  Financial 86.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1892, Wellspring Family Services has been helping area families achieve self-sufficiency. Our services have changed over the years, but our commitment to a stronger, healthier community has never wavered. Wellspring Family Services builds emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families and a non-violent community in which they can thrive. Last year we served more than 7,000 children, adults and families in King County. By addressing the overlapping issues of mental health challenges, domestic violence, and homelessness we help strengthen our community by providing families with the solutions they need to build healthy relationships and stable lives.

Since 1892, Wellspring Family Services has been helping area families achieve self-sufficiency. Our services have changed over the years, but our commitment to a stronger, healthier community has never wavered. Wellspring Family Services builds emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families and a non-violent community in which they can thrive. Last year we served more than 7,000 children, adults and families in King County. By addressing the overlapping issues of mental health challenges, domestic violence, and homelessness we help strengthen our community by providing families with the solutions they need to build healthy relationships and stable lives.

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Financial

three stars

86.55

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 9.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 46.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wellspring Family Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wellspring Family Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wellspring Family Services (WA) 87.71 three stars
Oasis - A Haven for Women and Children (NJ) 94.53 four stars
National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section (NY) 87.46 three stars
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (CA) 85.42 three stars
Jewish Family Service of San Diego (CA) 91.82 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,254,938
   Federated Campaigns $771,413
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $493,231
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,196,583
Total Contributions $5,716,165
   Program Service Revenue $8,704,185
Total Primary Revenue $14,420,350
   Other Revenue $-241,645
TOTAL REVENUE $14,178,705
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,844,515
   Administrative Expenses $2,030,781
   Fundraising Expenses $858,744
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,734,040
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,555,335
   
Net Assets $8,097,782

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
Services for Homeless and At-Risk Families $5,168,591 40.2%
Counseling and Training Services $3,832,746 29.8%
Employee Assistance Program $3,516,024 27.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 87.71 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 88.21 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 85.95 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 82.64 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 90.41 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 91.42 four stars
2010-12 05/01/2012 93.02 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.62 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 96.02 four 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 91-0567261
Name in IRS Master File WELLSPRING FAMILY SERVICES
NTEE Code P40
NTEE Classification Family Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(179) Other health services
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 November, 1923
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,435 0.96% Ruthann Howell President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wellspring Family Services (WA) 87.71 three stars
National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section (NY) 87.46 three stars
Jewish Family Service of Dallas (TX) 95.07 four stars
Mercy Center (NJ) 85.25 three stars
Children's Fund (CA) 87.26 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wellspring Family Services
1900 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
tel: (206) 826-3050
fax: (877) 903-0711
EIN: 91-0567261

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Board Leadership

Ethan Norris
Chair

CEO

Heather L. Fitzpatrick
Interim CEO

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