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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Kids Forward

Raising voices to make every kid count

three stars

87.89

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 87.89 three stars
  Financial 91.75 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

four stars

91.75

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
90.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
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) 87.89 three stars
Families First (GA) 87.47 three stars
Jewish Social Service Agency (MD) 96.66 four stars
National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NJ) 90.06 four stars
Chai Lifeline (NY) 89.99 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,046,672
   Federated Campaigns $16,093
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $57,280
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $463,267
Total Contributions $1,583,312
   Program Service Revenue $239,033
Total Primary Revenue $1,822,345
   Other Revenue $3,532
TOTAL REVENUE $1,825,877
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,670,124
   Administrative Expenses $150,118
   Fundraising Expenses $31,912
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,852,154
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-26,277
   
Net Assets $1,238,978

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
Early Learning $748,752 44.8%
Affordable Health Care $329,820 19.7%
Race to Equity Project $591,552 35.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,865 5.87% Ken Taylor Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kids Forward (WI) 87.89 three stars
Open Door Community House, Inc. (GA) 92.44 four stars
The Korean-American Family Service Center, Inc. (NY) 89.16 three stars
Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast (FL) 89.63 three stars
The Dougy Center (OR) 85.69 three 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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