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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Council for Children's Rights

Charlotte-Mecklenburg's leading voice for children

three stars

84.30

601 East Fifth Street Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28202
tel: (704) 372-7961   Web Site
EIN: 56-1325184

Board Leadership
Leslie Schlernitzauer
President

CEO
Heather Johnson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.30 three stars
  Financial 78.94 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Council for Children's Rights is a legal advocacy program for children in the Southeast which stands up for every child's right to be safe, healthy, and educated. In 2006, the Council for Children and the Children's Law Center united to create Council for Children's Rights. As the state's leading expert on children's issues, we provide holistic representation for children in Mecklenburg County to ensure their long-term success and well-being. Our team of 30, highly-skilled advocates, attorneys and social workers provide legal representation, advocacy, systems reform, public policy, and research and planning for the most at-risk populations in the community.

Council for Children's Rights is a legal advocacy program for children in the Southeast which stands up for every child's right to be safe, healthy, and educated. In 2006, the Council for Children and the Children's Law Center united to create Council for Children's Rights. As the state's leading expert on children's issues, we provide holistic representation for children in Mecklenburg County to ensure their long-term success and well-being. Our team of 30, highly-skilled advocates, attorneys and social workers provide legal representation, advocacy, systems reform, public policy, and research and planning for the most at-risk populations in the community.

Financial

two stars

78.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth -3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Council for Children's Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Council for Children's Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Council for Children's Rights (NC) 84.30 three stars
Kentucky Youth Advocates (KY) 93.48 four stars
Prevent Child Abuse America (IL) 92.92 four stars
CHIP of Roanoke Valley (VA) 89.39 three stars
ProKids (OH) 94.64 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,261,451
   Federated Campaigns $389,244
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $354,350
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $514,900
Total Contributions $2,519,945
   Program Service Revenue $72,719
Total Primary Revenue $2,592,664
   Other Revenue $-76,604
TOTAL REVENUE $2,516,060
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,769,539
   Administrative Expenses $76,083
   Fundraising Expenses $372,424
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,218,046
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $298,014
   
Net Assets $1,203,775

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
Children's Defense Advocacy $731,106 41.3%
Custody Advocacy $530,696 30.0%
Individual Advocacy $348,360 19.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 84.30 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 82.26 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 81.60 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 83.33 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.30 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.43 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 87.83 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 96.00 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 95.05 four 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 56-1325184
Name in IRS Master File COUNCIL FOR CHILDRENS RIGHTS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (327) Prevention of cruelty to children
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,384 5.69% Bob Simmons Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Council for Children's Rights (NC) 84.30 three stars
Alliance For Children (TX) 94.66 four stars
ProKids (OH) 94.64 four stars
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (NY) 87.09 three stars
Voices for Utah Children (UT) 94.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Council for Children's Rights
601 East Fifth Street
Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28202
tel: (704) 372-7961
fax: (704) 372-5941
EIN: 56-1325184

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Board Leadership

Leslie Schlernitzauer
President

CEO

Heather Johnson
Executive Director

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