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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties

Providing friendship, support, and guidance at a crucial time in a child's life.

three stars

80.79

403 North US Highway 1 Fort Pierce, FL 34950
tel: (772) 466-8535   Web Site
EIN: 59-2455513

Board Leadership
Bradley Lorimier
Chair

CEO
Stacey Watson-Mesley
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.79 three stars
  Financial 80.59 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our service matches children from primarily one-parent households, with adult volunteers. The mentors and the children come from all walks of life. Prospective volunteers, who usually commit to an hour a week for abut a year, are carefully evaluated by agency staff. Each match is based on the needs of the child and the interests of both the child and the volunteer. Once a match is made, professional caseworkers are there to provide advice and support to help the match grow.

Our service matches children from primarily one-parent households, with adult volunteers. The mentors and the children come from all walks of life. Prospective volunteers, who usually commit to an hour a week for abut a year, are carefully evaluated by agency staff. Each match is based on the needs of the child and the interests of both the child and the volunteer. Once a match is made, professional caseworkers are there to provide advice and support to help the match grow.

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Financial

three stars

80.59

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties (FL) 80.79 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington (WA) 91.51 four stars
Chicago Youth Centers (IL) 87.34 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas (TX) 98.23 four stars
Girl Scouts of Western Washington (WA) 85.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $824,031
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $273,516
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $369,270
Total Contributions $1,466,817
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,466,817
   Other Revenue $-1,995
TOTAL REVENUE $1,464,822
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,122,542
   Administrative Expenses $119,825
   Fundraising Expenses $244,835
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,487,202
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-22,380
   
Net Assets $465,092

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
Matching Mentors and Children $1,122,542 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 80.79 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 81.82 three stars
2016-12 11/01/2017 90.33 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 85.89 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 84.33 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 83.26 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 77.81 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 74.51 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 59-2455513
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF ST LUCIE INDIAN RIVER & OKEECHOBEE CO
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$60,000 4.03% Stacey Watson-mesley Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$39,542 2.65% Judi Miller Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties (FL) 80.79 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County (OK) 91.87 four stars
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MA) 88.06 three stars
Northstar Foundation (NE) 91.22 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (CA) 99.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties
403 North US Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
tel: (772) 466-8535
fax: (772) 828-2098
EIN: 59-2455513

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Board Leadership

Bradley Lorimier
Chair

CEO

Stacey Watson-Mesley
Chief Executive Officer

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