Human Services : Children's and Family Services

The Mockingbird Society

Transforming foster care and ending youth homelessness.

three stars

88.04

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

Board Leadership
Kelly Warner-King
President

CEO
Annie Blackledge
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.04 three stars
  Financial 87.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of policy guidelines or proposals developed
5
Number of volunteers
108
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.17

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,660,302
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $143,926
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $288,591
Total Contributions $2,092,819
   Program Service Revenue $142,963
Total Primary Revenue $2,235,782
   Other Revenue $-17,104
TOTAL REVENUE $2,218,678
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,616,730
   Administrative Expenses $243,103
   Fundraising Expenses $291,071
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,150,904
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $67,774
   
Net Assets $2,473,269

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,480 5.83% Annie Blackledge Executive Director

Mission

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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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

Kelly Warner-King
President

CEO

Annie Blackledge
Executive Director