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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

ChildBuilders

Respected. Nurtured. Protected.

one star

69.12

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 69.12 one star
  Financial 73.90 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 65.00 one star
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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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Financial

two stars

73.90

Accountability & Transparency

one star

65.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
72.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth -13.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
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) 69.12 one star
Ignite (IL) 85.79 three stars
Youth First (IN) 85.81 three stars
Ele's Place (MI) 88.12 three stars
Shiloh Christian Children's Ranch (MO) 87.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $346,134
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $7,390
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $353,524
   Program Service Revenue $21,288
Total Primary Revenue $374,812
   Other Revenue $178
TOTAL REVENUE $374,990
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $261,138
   Administrative Expenses $44,285
   Fundraising Expenses $24,681
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $330,104
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $44,886
   
Net Assets $343,389

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
The WHO Program $221,967 85.0%
Relationship Smarts PLUS $26,113 10.0%
Parents Under Construction $13,058 5.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 69.12 one star
2018-06 12/20/2019 74.97 two stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 67.07 one star
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)
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  • June, 2019
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ChildBuilders (TX) 69.12 one star
Child Crisis Arizona (AZ) 97.11 four stars
ZERO TO THREE (DC) 96.66 four stars
Forever Young Foundation (AZ) 95.53 four stars
Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home (TX) 89.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Bryon A. Rice
President

CEO

Amanda Siroosian
Executive Director

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