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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties

Our mentoring works

two stars

74.28

500 Broad Street Second Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 642-2447   Web Site
EIN: 22-3676931

Board Leadership
Leslie Quick, III
Chair

CEO
Carlos Lejnieks
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.28 two stars
  Financial 71.04 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties is to help "at-risk" children reach their potential through professionally supoprted, one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable outcomes and proven results. Our vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties is to help "at-risk" children reach their potential through professionally supoprted, one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable outcomes and proven results. Our vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.

Financial

two stars

71.04

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 7.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 169.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties (NJ) 74.28 two stars
Boys & Girls Club of Venice (CA) 85.54 three stars
Creative Action (TX) 85.86 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Greater Niagara Frontier Council (NY) 85.84 three stars
WINGS for kids (SC) 91.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,047,252
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $92,768
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $330,168
Total Contributions $1,470,188
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,470,188
   Other Revenue $46
TOTAL REVENUE $1,470,234
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,182,471
   Administrative Expenses $86,017
   Fundraising Expenses $183,419
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,451,907
   
Payments to Affiliates $18,797
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $18,327
   
Net Assets $-176,632

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 $1,182,471 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 08/01/2017 74.28 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 22-3676931
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF ESSEX HUDSON AND UNION COUNTIES NJ INC
NTEE Code O23
NTEE Classification Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
NTEE Type Youth Development
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 January, 2000
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
$164,999 11.36% Carlos Lejnieks President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties (NJ) 74.28 two stars
Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America (HI) 88.38 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Central Florida Council (FL) 87.62 three stars
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (MD) 86.84 three stars
Girl Scouts of Citrus Council (FL) 86.10 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties
500 Broad Street
Second Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 642-2447
fax: (973) 242-0945
EIN: 22-3676931

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Board Leadership

Leslie Quick, III
Chair

CEO

Carlos Lejnieks
Chief Executive Officer

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