Disable all preview features

Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

We are here to start something

three stars

86.30

1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 130 Nashville, TN 37203
tel: (615) 329-9191   Web Site
EIN: 23-7056024

Board Leadership
Matt Knight
President

CEO
Melissa Hudson-Gant
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.30 three stars
  Financial 84.06 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1969, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Founded in 1969, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

three stars

84.06

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee (TN) 86.30 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket (RI) 85.97 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis (OR) 88.63 three stars
Big City Mountaineers (CO) 94.84 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis (TN) 95.79 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $589,194
   Federated Campaigns $133,579
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,312,124
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $713,443
Total Contributions $2,748,340
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,748,340
   Other Revenue $-194,079
TOTAL REVENUE $2,554,261
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,006,528
   Administrative Expenses $245,847
   Fundraising Expenses $387,456
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,639,831
   
Payments to Affiliates $20,128
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-85,570
   
Net Assets $2,109,281

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 Program $2,006,528 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 86.30 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 87.61 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.13 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 82.33 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.49 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 74.39 two stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 73.24 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 23-7056024
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE
NTEE Code O30
NTEE Classification Adult, Child Matching Programs
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(349) Other youth organization or 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 October, 1970
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$69,480 2.63% Melissa Hudson-Gant CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee (TN) 86.30 three stars
American Youth Foundation (MO) 92.27 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica (CA) 90.61 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry (SC) 88.27 three stars
Creative Action (TX) 85.99 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 130
Nashville, TN 37203
tel: (615) 329-9191
fax: (615) 321-5913
EIN: 23-7056024

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Matt Knight
President

CEO

Melissa Hudson-Gant
Chief Executive Officer

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.