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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Kids Forward

Raising voices to make every kid count

three stars

88.34

555 West Washington Avenue Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703
tel: (608) 284-0580   Web Site
EIN: 39-0806301

Board Leadership
Jacquie Boggess
President

CEO
Ken Taylor
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.34 three stars
  Financial 87.73 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, WCCF or the Council, is to ensure that every child in Wisconsin grows up in a just and nurturing family and community. The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families was established in 1881 as the Wisconsin Conference on Charities and Corrections. For well over a century, the organization has focused on improving conditions for families and children through policy change, expanded public investments and public education that lead to improvements in outcomes and practices in the delivery of publicly funded health care, education, workforce development and social services.

The mission of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, WCCF or the Council, is to ensure that every child in Wisconsin grows up in a just and nurturing family and community. The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families was established in 1881 as the Wisconsin Conference on Charities and Corrections. For well over a century, the organization has focused on improving conditions for families and children through policy change, expanded public investments and public education that lead to improvements in outcomes and practices in the delivery of publicly funded health care, education, workforce development and social services.

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Financial

three stars

87.73

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
90.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kids Forward on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kids Forward on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kids Forward (WI) 88.34 three stars
Association to Benefit Children (NY) 96.93 four stars
Mujeres Latinas en Acción (IL) 85.38 three stars
Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay (CA) 92.22 four stars
House of Ruth, Washington, D.C. (DC) 90.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,378,726
   Federated Campaigns $39,857
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $38,730
   Related Organizations $83,500
   Government Grants $185,728
Total Contributions $1,726,541
   Program Service Revenue $118,398
Total Primary Revenue $1,844,939
   Other Revenue $9,794
TOTAL REVENUE $1,854,733
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,496,467
   Administrative Expenses $105,955
   Fundraising Expenses $42,302
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,644,724
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $210,009
   
Net Assets $1,448,987

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
State Education and Public Issues $1,496,467 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 88.34 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 87.89 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 85.90 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.17 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.58 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 82.04 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.74 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 87.52 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 39-0806301
Name in IRS Master File KIDS FORWARD INC
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 (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
(59) Other school related activities
(927) Fundraising
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 February, 1942
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,865 6.61% Ken Taylor Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kids Forward (WI) 88.34 three stars
Crosswinds Youth Services (FL) 90.02 four stars
Jewish Family Service Agency (NV) 89.48 three stars
National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section (NY) 92.95 four stars
House of Ruth, Washington, D.C. (DC) 90.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kids Forward
555 West Washington Avenue
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703
tel: (608) 284-0580
fax: (608) 284-0583
EIN: 39-0806301

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Board Leadership

Jacquie Boggess
President

CEO

Ken Taylor
Executive Director

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