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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

The Mockingbird Society

Transforming foster care and ending youth homelessness.

four stars

90.57

2100 24th Ave South Suite 240
Seattle, WA 98144
tel: (206) 323-5437   Web Site
EIN: 91-2051340

Board Leadership
Lisa Matchette
President

CEO
Annie Blackledge
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.57 four stars
  Financial 89.34 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The Mockingbird Society™ is to transform foster care and end youth homelessness. We do this through advocacy and innovation. We provide training and a platform for young people with lived experience to make their voice heard by those with the power to change policies and practices that affect foster and homeless youth. Over the past 17 years, we have led efforts to enact more than 30 major reforms and numerous other administrative practice changes. We also invented an innovative foster care delivery model that is currently being piloted and/or adopted locally, nationally, and internationally; it shows promise to improve wellbeing outcomes for foster youth, including reducing exits from the system to homelessness.

The mission of The Mockingbird Society™ is to transform foster care and end youth homelessness. We do this through advocacy and innovation. We provide training and a platform for young people with lived experience to make their voice heard by those with the power to change policies and practices that affect foster and homeless youth. Over the past 17 years, we have led efforts to enact more than 30 major reforms and numerous other administrative practice changes. We also invented an innovative foster care delivery model that is currently being piloted and/or adopted locally, nationally, and internationally; it shows promise to improve wellbeing outcomes for foster youth, including reducing exits from the system to homelessness.

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Financial

three stars

89.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.24
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Mockingbird Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Mockingbird Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Mockingbird Society (WA) 90.57 four stars
Lifesong for Orphans (IL) 100.00 four stars
Hope Cottage (TX) 90.64 four stars
Pajama Program (NY) 93.18 four stars
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (OH) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $889,380
   Federated Campaigns $2,989
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $190,456
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $225,023
Total Contributions $1,307,848
   Program Service Revenue $96,299
Total Primary Revenue $1,404,147
   Other Revenue $-31,044
TOTAL REVENUE $1,373,103
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,579,603
   Administrative Expenses $229,110
   Fundraising Expenses $212,424
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,021,137
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-648,034
   
Net Assets $2,315,225

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
Mockingbird Family Model $606,477 38.4%
Mockingbird Youth Network $579,214 36.7%
Public Policy & Communication $222,120 14.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 12/01/2017 90.57 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 88.34 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.70 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 85.91 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.48 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 85.36 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 91-2051340
Name in IRS Master File MOCKINGBIRD SOCIETY
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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 October, 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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$117,185 5.79% Annie Blackledge Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$7,938 0.39% Laura Pierce Interim Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Mockingbird Society (WA) 90.57 four stars
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Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina (NC) 89.03 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Mockingbird Society
2100 24th Ave South
Suite 240
Seattle, WA 98144
tel: (206) 323-5437
fax: (206) 323-1003
EIN: 91-2051340

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Board Leadership

Lisa Matchette
President

CEO

Annie Blackledge
Executive Director

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