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Advocates for Children of New Jersey

Giving Every Child A Chance

three stars

88.32

35 Halsey Street Second Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 643-3876   Web Site
EIN: 22-1695034

Board Leadership
Robert Sterling
President

CEO
Cecilia Zalkind
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.32 three stars
  Financial 87.69 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

87.69

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.41
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Advocates for Children of New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Advocates for Children of New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Advocates for Children of New Jersey (NJ) 88.32 three stars
Foundation for Economic Education (GA) 91.45 four stars
Council for a Strong America (DC) 92.21 four stars
Clal - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (NY) 88.86 three stars
American Institute for Economic Research (MA) 85.50 three stars

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Advocates for Children of New Jersey is the trusted, independent voice putting children's needs first for more than 30 years. We educate the public and policymakers and equip caregivers with the information they need to be their child's strongest ally. Our work results in better laws and policies, more effective funding and stronger services for children and families. This means more children are given the chance to grow up safe, healthy and educated.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,226,158
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,226,158
   Program Service Revenue $4,727
Total Primary Revenue $1,230,885
   Other Revenue $481,481
TOTAL REVENUE $1,712,366
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,530,685
   Administrative Expenses $167,116
   Fundraising Expenses $106,905
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,804,706
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-92,340
   
Net Assets $9,461,290

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
Community Outreach $426,003 27.8%
Public Policy $409,590 26.8%
Legal Center $330,789 21.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 88.32 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.94 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 80.83 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 80.88 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 82.04 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 89.15 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 22-1695034
Name in IRS Master File ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN OF NEW JERSEY
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 September, 1964
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,624 8.56% Cecilia Zalkind Executive Director

Advocates for Children of New Jersey is the trusted, independent voice putting children's needs first for more than 30 years. We educate the public and policymakers and equip caregivers with the information they need to be their child's strongest ally. Our work results in better laws and policies, more effective funding and stronger services for children and families. This means more children are given the chance to grow up safe, healthy and educated.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Advocates for Children of New Jersey (NJ) 88.32 three stars
Hope Street Group (DC) 91.27 four stars
NALEO Educational Fund (CA) 86.21 three stars
Reason Foundation (CA) 92.91 four stars
Drug Policy Alliance (NY) 85.28 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Advocates for Children of New Jersey
35 Halsey Street
Second Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 643-3876
fax: (973) 643-9153
EIN: 22-1695034

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Board Leadership

Robert Sterling
President

CEO

Cecilia Zalkind
Executive Director

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