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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

WINGS for kids

Developing social & emotional skills through fresh & fun after school programs.

four stars

91.98

476 Meeting Street Suite E
Charleston, SC 29403
tel: (843) 352-3361   Web Site
EIN: 57-1055054

Board Leadership
David L. Morley
Chair

CEO
Bridget Laird
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.98 four stars
  Financial 97.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

97.24

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
84.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.93
  Program Expenses Growth 41.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WINGS for kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WINGS for kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WINGS for kids (SC) 91.98 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County (FL) 91.45 four stars
Youth & Opportunity United (IL) 97.19 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County (FL) 94.07 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Tustin (CA) 86.93 three stars

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WINGS for kids (WINGS) is an education program that teaches kids how to behave well, make good decisions and build healthy relationships. We do this by weaving a comprehensive social and emotional learning curriculum into a fresh and fun after school program. Kids get the life lessons they need to succeed and to be happy, and they get a safe place to call home after school.

Since opening in Charleston, SC, in 1996, WINGS has grown to serve more than 5,300 kids. Programs are currently located in Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; and Lake City, SC.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,005,928
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,188,746
Total Contributions $6,194,674
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,194,674
   Other Revenue $4,856
TOTAL REVENUE $6,199,530
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,440,675
   Administrative Expenses $624,609
   Fundraising Expenses $89,143
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,154,427
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,045,103
   
Net Assets $3,628,743

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
Social & Education Learning Program $4,440,675 100.0%

Ratings History
WINGS for kids has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 91.98 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2015 95.93 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 93.04 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 96.87 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 95.16 four stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 93.54 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.94 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 95.60 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 57-1055054
Name in IRS Master File WINGS FOR KIDS
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(149) Other instruction and training
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,502 2.06% Bridget Laird Chief Executive Officer

WINGS for kids (WINGS) is an education program that teaches kids how to behave well, make good decisions and build healthy relationships. We do this by weaving a comprehensive social and emotional learning curriculum into a fresh and fun after school program. Kids get the life lessons they need to succeed and to be happy, and they get a safe place to call home after school.

Since opening in Charleston, SC, in 1996, WINGS has grown to serve more than 5,300 kids. Programs are currently located in Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; and Lake City, SC.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WINGS for kids (SC) 91.98 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Garden State Council (NJ) 86.06 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia (VA) 87.22 three stars
Red Hook Initiative (NY) 91.25 four stars
BUILD, Inc. (IL) 91.09 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WINGS for kids
476 Meeting Street
Suite E
Charleston, SC 29403
tel: (843) 352-3361
fax: (866) 562-8615
EIN: 57-1055054

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Board Leadership

David L. Morley
Chair

CEO

Bridget Laird
Chief Executive Officer

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