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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

80.27

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

Board Leadership
Stephen Jenks
Chair

CEO
Elycia Cook
CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.27
  Financial 72.10
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 1,100 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 1,100 children annually.

Financial

72.10

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
69.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.3%
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) 80.27
MidwayUSA Foundation Inc. (MO) 97.87
Do Something (NY) 90.07
Boys & Girls Club of Collier County (FL) 86.79
Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council (IN) 87.85

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,739,115
   Federated Campaigns $283,618
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $555,093
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $439,016
Total Contributions $3,016,842
   Program Service Revenue $32,470
Total Primary Revenue $3,049,312
   Other Revenue $16,567
TOTAL REVENUE $3,065,879
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,544,745
   Administrative Expenses $206,942
   Fundraising Expenses $858,018
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,609,705
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-543,826
   
Net Assets $2,405,344

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 $2,544,745 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 80.27
2019-09 02/01/2021 78.79
2018-09 03/01/2020 82.47
2017-09 11/01/2019 81.04
2017-09 06/01/2019 80.58
2015-12 04/01/2018 80.18
2015-12 04/01/2017 79.68
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.37
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 76.15
2013-12 05/01/2015 80.61
2012-12 02/01/2014 83.50
2011-12 07/01/2013 75.41

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,144 3.60% David W. Ryan CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado (CO) 80.27
Boy Scouts of America, South Texas Council (TX) 91.20
Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council (CA) 92.86
Operation Shoestring (MS) 95.85
Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council (TX) 89.39

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Official Charity Response

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado relies heavily on volunteer mentors to carry out our mission of supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Page 37 of our 990 states that in 2020, volunteers provided 75,534 volunteer hours valued at $2.2 million. This significant value results in lower administrative/fundraising-related expense percentages than reflected in the 990, part IX. When the program-related expenses are combined with this volunteer-provided added value, our program-related expenses equal 80% of our total expenditures. 

Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Stephen Jenks
Chair

CEO

Elycia Cook
CEO

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