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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana

Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

three stars

88.39

1519 Gardiner Lane Louisville, KY 40218
tel: (502) 587-0494   Web Site
EIN: 61-6057856

Board Leadership
Diane Seaman
Chair

CEO
Jeri Swinton
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.39 three stars
  Financial 83.59 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 7 through 16, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 7 through 16, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

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Financial

three stars

83.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Individually feedback issues are addressed We've heard feedback about long wait times for service (due to a lack of funding), so we've worked to communicate realistic expectations on when they might expect service We also have been more inclusive in activities, to invite waiting list families
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana (KY) 88.39 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council (IN) 88.75 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, South Florida Council (FL) 92.92 four stars
Girl Scouts of Western Washington (WA) 85.05 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Collier County (FL) 92.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,262,264
   Federated Campaigns $230,285
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $483,584
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $150,647
Total Contributions $2,126,780
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,126,780
   Other Revenue $-50,878
TOTAL REVENUE $2,075,902
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,642,835
   Administrative Expenses $193,628
   Fundraising Expenses $276,432
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,112,895
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-36,993
   
Net Assets $1,966,130

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 $1,642,835 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 88.39 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 91.25 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 93.57 four stars
2016-06 04/01/2017 90.49 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2017 90.08 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 89.55 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 83.89 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.14 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 92.78 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 87.63 three 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 61-6057856
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF KENTUCKIANA INC
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 (349) Other youth organization or activities
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(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 September, 1968
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
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,410 5.03% Jeri Swinton Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana (KY) 88.39 three stars
Sitar Arts Center (DC) 85.60 three stars
Boy Scouts of America Juniata Valley Council (PA) 87.96 three stars
Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring (NY) 88.01 three stars
Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America (HI) 86.45 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
1519 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, KY 40218
tel: (502) 587-0494
fax: (502) 587-0608
EIN: 61-6057856

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Board Leadership

Diane Seaman
Chair

CEO

Jeri Swinton
Chief Executive Officer

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