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 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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 January 2020, 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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- James Blue President, CEO $177,276

Mission

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) 92.29 four stars
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (CA) 88.38 three stars
Jewish Family & Children's Service of St. Louis (MO) 91.70 four stars
Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery (WA) 87.40 three stars
Port Chester Carver Center (NY) 94.88 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