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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado

Envisioning a world where all youth achieve their full potential

three stars

81.04

750 W. Hampden Ave Suite 450
Englewood, CO 80110
tel: (303) 433-6002   Web Site
EIN: 23-7161796

Board Leadership
Rob Norris
Chair

CEO
Dave Ryan
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.04 three stars
  Financial 73.20 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado creates and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving: higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships; avoidance of risky behaviors; and educational success. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado serves more than 1,800 children annually.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado creates and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving: higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships; avoidance of risky behaviors; and educational success. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado serves more than 1,800 children annually.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of mentors recruited
1,736
Hours of mentoring
91,301
Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid risky behaviors
1,580
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

two stars

73.20

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
71.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado (CO) 81.04 three stars
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (FL) 90.86 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia (VA) 89.97 three stars
Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club (NY) 88.70 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis (OR) 88.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,391,479
   Federated Campaigns $357,194
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $692,459
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $299,270
Total Contributions $3,740,402
   Program Service Revenue $33,117
Total Primary Revenue $3,773,519
   Other Revenue $-56,691
TOTAL REVENUE $3,716,828
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,372,842
   Administrative Expenses $393,587
   Fundraising Expenses $709,930
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,476,359
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $240,469
   
Net Assets $2,735,448

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 $2,372,842 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 11/01/2019 81.04 three stars
2017-09 06/01/2019 80.58 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2018 80.18 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 79.68 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.37 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 76.15 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 80.61 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 83.50 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 75.41 two 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 23-7161796
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS OF COLORADO INC
NTEE Code O31
NTEE Classification Big Brothers, Big Sisters
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 May, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,587 3.95% David W. Ryan CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado (CO) 81.04 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County (FL) 92.02 four stars
Boy Scouts of America National Council (TX) 88.14 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County (ID) 93.96 four stars
After-School All-Stars (CA) 89.90 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
750 W. Hampden Ave
Suite 450
Englewood, CO 80110
tel: (303) 433-6002
fax: (303) 455-0252
EIN: 23-7161796

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Board Leadership

Rob Norris
Chair

CEO

Dave Ryan
CEO

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