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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

CEDARS

Helping kids in crisis. Building strong families.

four stars

92.29

6601 Pioneers Boulevard Suite 1
Lincoln, NE 68506
tel: (402) 434-5437   Web Site
EIN: 47-6024881

Board Leadership
Jill Gradwohl Schroeder
Chair

CEO
Jim Blue
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.29 four stars
  Financial 89.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

It is the mission of CEDARS to help children who have been abused, neglected, and homeless achieve safety, stability, and enduring family relationships. Helping children who face seemingly insurmountable odds has been the important work of CEDARS since being founded in 1947 by the Reverend Charles and Alberta Danner. CEDARS continues that vision today to create a place where children can "experience a real childhood and begin planning for the future." That simple act of kindness more than 60 years ago has resulted in thousands of children building new family lives. The Danners' passion still lives on through our work today as we give hope to youth in need and direction to families struggling to stay together.

It is the mission of CEDARS to help children who have been abused, neglected, and homeless achieve safety, stability, and enduring family relationships. Helping children who face seemingly insurmountable odds has been the important work of CEDARS since being founded in 1947 by the Reverend Charles and Alberta Danner. CEDARS continues that vision today to create a place where children can "experience a real childhood and begin planning for the future." That simple act of kindness more than 60 years ago has resulted in thousands of children building new family lives. The Danners' passion still lives on through our work today as we give hope to youth in need and direction to families struggling to stay together.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total dollars received in contributions
1,472,930
This impact information is current as of October 2019, 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

89.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.21
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CEDARS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CEDARS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CEDARS (NE) 92.29 four stars
PRISM (MN) 87.83 three stars
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest New Jersey (NJ) 87.99 three stars
Jewish Family Service of the Desert (CA) 85.90 three stars
Stronger Families (WA) 87.31 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,073,469
   Federated Campaigns $407,452
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $72,960
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,317,891
Total Contributions $3,871,772
   Program Service Revenue $8,474,547
Total Primary Revenue $12,346,319
   Other Revenue $1,223,342
TOTAL REVENUE $13,569,661
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,336,211
   Administrative Expenses $998,601
   Fundraising Expenses $353,855
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,688,667
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-119,006
   
Net Assets $30,670,982

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
Out of Home Residential Services $6,191,534 50.2%
Early Childhood and School Age $1,836,789 14.9%
Juvenile Justice Programs $1,073,329 8.7%
Family Solutions $1,430,063 11.6%

Ratings History
CEDARS has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 92.29 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 95.72 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 97.11 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2017 95.55 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 85.66 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 77.29 two stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 72.98 two stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 81.21 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 47-6024881
Name in IRS Master File CEDARS HOME FOR CHILDREN FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code P11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 1949
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- James Blue President, CEO $177,276

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CEDARS (NE) 92.29 four stars
Chai Lifeline (NY) 89.99 three stars
Jewish Family & Children's Service of St. Louis (MO) 91.70 four stars
National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section (NY) 92.95 four stars
Family & Children's Service (TN) 90.97 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

CEDARS
6601 Pioneers Boulevard
Suite 1
Lincoln, NE 68506
tel: (402) 434-5437
fax: (402) 437-8833
EIN: 47-6024881

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Board Leadership

Jill Gradwohl Schroeder
Chair

CEO

Jim Blue
President and CEO

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