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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Storyteller Children's Center

Caring for our community's children.

three stars

89.90

2115 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105
tel: (805) 682-9585   Web Site
EIN: 77-0283072

Board Leadership
Patricia Madrigal
President

CEO
Susan Cass
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.90 three stars
  Financial 86.30 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Storyteller Children's Center helps Santa Barbara's homeless and at-risk toddlers and preschoolers achieve Kindergarten Readiness by providing therapeutic preschool and support services for their families.
Core Values:
- Storyteller believes that all families have strengths and strives to meet the families where they are and provide a place of non-judgment.
- Storyteller believes the parents know what is best for their child and are the child's
primary teachers.
- Storyteller operates from a place of compassion, empathy, respect and integrity.
- Storyteller provides a safe, supportive, trauma informed, educational environment for the children, families and staff.
- Storyteller supports its teachers and staff through professional development and reflective practice.
- Storyteller values its collaborations with outside agencies and believes they are an integral part of Storyteller's programs.

Storyteller Children's Center helps Santa Barbara's homeless and at-risk toddlers and preschoolers achieve Kindergarten Readiness by providing therapeutic preschool and support services for their families.
Core Values:
- Storyteller believes that all families have strengths and strives to meet the families where they are and provide a place of non-judgment.
- Storyteller believes the parents know what is best for their child and are the child's
primary teachers.
- Storyteller operates from a place of compassion, empathy, respect and integrity.
- Storyteller provides a safe, supportive, trauma informed, educational environment for the children, families and staff.
- Storyteller supports its teachers and staff through professional development and reflective practice.
- Storyteller values its collaborations with outside agencies and believes they are an integral part of Storyteller's programs.

Financial

three stars

86.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.69
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Storyteller Children's Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Storyteller Children's Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Storyteller Children's Center (CA) 89.90 three stars
Infant Crisis Services (OK) 91.55 four stars
Childcare Resources (AL) 85.69 three stars
Ele's Place (MI) 88.12 three stars
Teen Parent Connection (IL) 93.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $862,098
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $677,387
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,539,485
   Program Service Revenue $642,209
Total Primary Revenue $2,181,694
   Other Revenue $-79,568
TOTAL REVENUE $2,102,126
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,314,732
   Administrative Expenses $167,809
   Fundraising Expenses $123,797
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,606,338
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $495,788
   
Net Assets $2,829,654

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
CA State Preschool Program $549,675 41.8%
Head Start Program $407,516 31.0%
Steps and Toddler Programs $357,541 27.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 89.90 three stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 92.48 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2019 92.91 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.38 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 87.56 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 90.57 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 86.77 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.01 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.20 four stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 86.99 three stars
2012-06 04/01/2014 82.51 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 77-0283072
Name in IRS Master File STORYTELLER CHILDRENS CENTER INC
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$107,861 6.71% Donna Barranco-Fisher Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Storyteller Children's Center (CA) 89.90 three stars
The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth (KY) 86.94 three stars
CARE House of Oakland County (MI) 92.01 four stars
KIDS Center (OR) 90.94 four stars
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (CA) 92.96 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Storyteller Children's Center
2115 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
tel: (805) 682-9585
EIN: 77-0283072

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Board Leadership

Patricia Madrigal
President

CEO

Susan Cass
Executive Director

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