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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit

Little moments. Big magic.

one star

68.95

7700 Second Avenue Suite 602
Detroit, MI 48202
tel: (313) 309-0500   Web Site
EIN: 38-6112533

Board Leadership
Terry McElroy
Chair

CEO
Jeannine Gant
President, CEO

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit’s 12/2017 audit states that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit has an “Emphasis of Matter Regarding Going Concern” that is outlined in Note 2. For more information, please see the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2017 audit.


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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 68.95 one star
  Financial 56.28 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit Mission is to provide children facing adversity with safe, strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit Mission is to provide children facing adversity with safe, strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

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Financial

one star

56.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
72.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 186.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit (MI) 68.95 one star
100 Black Men of America (GA) 88.12 three stars
Sheriff's Youth Foundation of Los Angeles County (CA) 87.30 three stars
The 52nd Street Project (NY) 91.21 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County (FL) 92.21 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $586,140
   Federated Campaigns $148,764
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $734,904
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $734,904
   Other Revenue $384,638
TOTAL REVENUE $1,119,542
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $793,841
   Administrative Expenses $139,488
   Fundraising Expenses $197,706
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,131,035
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-11,493
   
Net Assets $-218,065

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
Mentoring $793,841 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
2017-12 08/02/2019 --Moderate Concern Advisory

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit’s 12/2017 audit states that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit has an “Emphasis of Matter Regarding Going Concern” that is outlined in Note 2. For more information, please see the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2017 audit.

CN 2.1
2017-12 08/01/2019 68.95 one star
2016-12 03/01/2018 68.08 one star
2015-12 05/01/2017 67.01 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 65.33 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 66.38 one star
2013-12 05/01/2015 73.29 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 78.71 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 85.22 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 84.33 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 38-6112533
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF METROPOLITAN DETROIT
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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]
Ruling Date June, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$104,330 9.22% Jeannine Gant CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit (MI) 68.95 one star
Girls Inc. (NY) 98.23 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Las Vegas Area Council (NV) 87.61 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia (VA) 91.75 four stars
North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club (PA) 92.53 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
7700 Second Avenue
Suite 602
Detroit, MI 48202
tel: (313) 309-0500
fax: (313) 309-3459
EIN: 38-6112533

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Board Leadership

Terry McElroy
Chair

CEO

Jeannine Gant
President, CEO

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