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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

ChildBuilders

Respected. Nurtured. Protected.

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two stars

77.87

2425 Fountain View Drive Suite 210
Houston, TX 77057
tel: (713) 481-6555   Web Site
EIN: 23-7442963

Board Leadership
Bryon A. Rice
President

CEO
Amanda Siroosian
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.87 two stars
  Financial 70.71 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As the only non-profit organization in Houston promoting a primary prevention model, our mission is to stop child abuse, victimization and violence before it starts. This is done by training individuals to deliver programs that promote assertiveness, empathy, responsible decision-making, emotional control, and resilience. Our approach is unique in that we work on the "front end" of the issues before a child is harmed. ChildBuilders stands behind the simple truth that it is better to build up a child now than it is to repair an adult later; thus, our programs are designed to build resilient, safe, and mentally healthy youth who are equipped with the skills to overcome adversity.

As the only non-profit organization in Houston promoting a primary prevention model, our mission is to stop child abuse, victimization and violence before it starts. This is done by training individuals to deliver programs that promote assertiveness, empathy, responsible decision-making, emotional control, and resilience. Our approach is unique in that we work on the "front end" of the issues before a child is harmed. ChildBuilders stands behind the simple truth that it is better to build up a child now than it is to repair an adult later; thus, our programs are designed to build resilient, safe, and mentally healthy youth who are equipped with the skills to overcome adversity.

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This impact information is current as of January 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

two stars

70.71

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
70.0%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.36
  Program Expenses Growth -11.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ChildBuilders on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ChildBuilders on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ChildBuilders (TX) 77.87 two stars
Charity Newsies (OH) 94.28 four stars
Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries (AR) 86.51 three stars
Shoes That Fit (CA) 94.69 four stars
Roca (MA) 94.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $187,760
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $88,249
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $276,009
   Program Service Revenue $53,896
Total Primary Revenue $329,905
   Other Revenue $-190
TOTAL REVENUE $329,715
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $356,229
   Administrative Expenses $84,740
   Fundraising Expenses $87,718
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $528,687
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-198,972
   
Net Assets $223,527

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
Stand Strong Stay Safe $165,803 46.5%
Parents Under Construction $106,861 30.0%
Relationship Smarts PLUS $50,496 14.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 77.87 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 79.50 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 69.40 one star
2014-06 06/01/2016 74.22 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 76.33 two stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 77.63 two stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 82.21 three stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 89.99 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 23-7442963
Name in IRS Master File CHILD BUILDERS
NTEE Code F80
NTEE Classification Mental Health Association, Multipurpose
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (179) Other health services
(326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
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 April, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$21,610 4.08% Steve Lawrence Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$27,841 5.26% Leslie Wang Interim Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ChildBuilders (TX) 77.87 two stars
Voices For Children Foundation, Inc. (FL) 92.95 four stars
Hope Community Services (AZ) 88.70 three stars
Daystar (TN) 85.73 three stars
Providence House (OH) 93.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

ChildBuilders
2425 Fountain View Drive
Suite 210
Houston, TX 77057
tel: (713) 481-6555
fax: (713) 481-6548
EIN: 23-7442963

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Board Leadership

Bryon A. Rice
President

CEO

Amanda Siroosian
Executive Director

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