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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

CEDARS

Helping kids in crisis. Building strong families.

three stars

89.39

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

Board Leadership
Doug Ganz
Chair

CEO
Jim Blue
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 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.

Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.27
  Program Expenses Growth -2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.7%
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) 89.39 three stars
Children's Home Society of Florida (FL) 85.55 three stars
Dawning Family Services (FL) 88.88 three stars
House of Ruth, Washington, D.C. (DC) 89.02 three stars
Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast (FL) 88.03 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,337,197
   Federated Campaigns $363,903
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $68,281
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,475,299
Total Contributions $4,244,680
   Program Service Revenue $6,799,973
Total Primary Revenue $11,044,653
   Other Revenue $1,426,020
TOTAL REVENUE $12,470,673
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,342,089
   Administrative Expenses $1,180,412
   Fundraising Expenses $383,694
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,906,195
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $564,478
   
Net Assets $31,073,582

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 Services $5,555,140 53.7%
Foundation $1,481,400 14.3%
Family Resources and Education $1,115,363 10.8%
Juvenile Justice $1,105,522 10.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 89.39 three stars
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 $174,692

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CEDARS (NE) 89.39 three stars
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services (CA) 93.58 four stars
The Center for Family Resources (GA) 87.72 three stars
Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (LA) 89.44 three stars
Kidworks (CA) 90.65 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

Doug Ganz
Chair

CEO

Jim Blue
President and CEO

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