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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

CEDARS

Helping kids in crisis. Building strong families.

four stars

97.11

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

Board Leadership
John Kuchta
Chair

CEO
Jim Blue
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.11 four stars
  Financial 95.92 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

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

Financial

four stars

95.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.15
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
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) 97.11 four stars
The Center for Family Resources (GA) 88.00 three stars
The Family Conservancy (KS) 85.51 three stars
Several Sources Shelters (NJ) 94.30 four stars
Jewish Family Service of Seattle (WA) 88.45 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,212,346
   Federated Campaigns $421,484
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $79,506
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,319,898
Total Contributions $4,033,234
   Program Service Revenue $7,569,644
Total Primary Revenue $11,602,878
   Other Revenue $1,222,913
TOTAL REVENUE $12,825,791
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,138,346
   Administrative Expenses $985,330
   Fundraising Expenses $348,604
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,472,280
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $353,511
   
Net Assets $27,587,271

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 $5,095,463 45.7%
Juvenile Justice Programs $1,995,609 17.9%
Family Resources & Education $1,666,660 15.0%
Family Solutions $1,580,612 14.2%

Ratings History
CEDARS has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- James Blue President, CEO $169,199

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CEDARS (NE) 97.11 four stars
COA Youth & Family Centers (WI) 95.11 four stars
Crosswinds Youth Services (FL) 86.84 three stars
Wellspring Family Services (WA) 88.21 three stars
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WI) 86.17 three 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

John Kuchta
Chair

CEO

Jim Blue
President and CEO

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