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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities

Empowering children to succeed

two stars

79.24

2550 University Avenue West Suite 410 North
Saint Paul, MN 55114
tel: (651) 789-2400   Web Site
EIN: 32-0017737

Board Leadership
Patric Cooper
Chair

CEO
Michael J. Goar
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.24 two stars
  Financial 70.92 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four 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 Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin cities is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, 1-to-1 mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities targets children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty or coping with parental incarceration.

The mission of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin cities is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, 1-to-1 mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities targets children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty or coping with parental incarceration.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of youth mentored
3,531
This impact information is current as of March 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

two stars

70.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
55.0%
  Administrative Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 29.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities (MN) 79.24 two stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (CA) 91.82 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama (AL) 100.00 four stars
Creative Action (TX) 85.99 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Golden Spread Council (TX) 90.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,009,799
   Federated Campaigns $452,762
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $355,810
   Related Organizations $121,975
   Government Grants $414,403
Total Contributions $10,354,749
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,354,749
   Other Revenue $-4,586,700
TOTAL REVENUE $5,768,049
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,323,232
   Administrative Expenses $893,330
   Fundraising Expenses $1,706,240
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,922,802
   
Payments to Affiliates $25,111
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-154,753
   
Net Assets $5,258,501

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
Mentoring $3,323,232 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 10/01/2019 79.24 two stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 80.30 three stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 81.28 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 80.61 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 77.04 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 75.83 two stars
2013-09 06/01/2014 74.87 two 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 32-0017737
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE GREATER TWIN CITIES
NTEE Code O31
NTEE Classification Big Brothers, Big Sisters
NTEE Type Youth Development
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 November, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$176,183 2.97% Michael Goar President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities (MN) 79.24 two stars
Boy Scouts of America Blue Ridge Council (SC) 86.03 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, South Texas Council (TX) 89.92 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County (WA) 90.54 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Truckee Meadows (NV) 91.72 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
2550 University Avenue West
Suite 410 North
Saint Paul, MN 55114
tel: (651) 789-2400
fax: (651) 789-2499
EIN: 32-0017737

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Board Leadership

Patric Cooper
Chair

CEO

Michael J. Goar
CEO

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