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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Amara

A Home for Every Child

four stars

92.08

5907 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle, WA 98118
tel: (206) 260-1700   Web Site
EIN: 91-0577487

Board Leadership
Robin Rothe
President

CEO
John Morse
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.08 four stars
  Financial 89.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For over 90 years, Amara has been providing services to families and children. Throughout our history we have developed pioneering programs to meet the changing needs of our community's children, youth and families. Our mission is to create and support stable, loving homes for vulnerable children. And our vision and wish for the future is "A Home for Every Child." Amara is an independent, nonprofit in the State of Washington and was formerly known as Medina Children's Services. Amara facilitates between 70 and 90 adoptions annually.

For over 90 years, Amara has been providing services to families and children. Throughout our history we have developed pioneering programs to meet the changing needs of our community's children, youth and families. Our mission is to create and support stable, loving homes for vulnerable children. And our vision and wish for the future is "A Home for Every Child." Amara is an independent, nonprofit in the State of Washington and was formerly known as Medina Children's Services. Amara facilitates between 70 and 90 adoptions annually.

Financial

three stars

89.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.62
  Program Expenses Growth 23.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amara on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amara on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amara (WA) 92.08 four stars
Pajama Program (NY) 93.63 four stars
Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition (MO) 94.37 four stars
New Mexico Christian Children's Home (NM) 88.01 three stars
Treehouse, Washington (WA) 93.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,277,119
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $443,198
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,720,317
   Program Service Revenue $819,839
Total Primary Revenue $7,540,156
   Other Revenue $-87,940
TOTAL REVENUE $7,452,216
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,848,616
   Administrative Expenses $170,661
   Fundraising Expenses $405,579
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,424,856
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,027,360
   
Net Assets $7,578,003

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
Foster Care and Adoption Services $1,724,408 60.5%
Children's Services $634,511 22.3%
Communications $489,697 17.2%

Ratings History
Amara has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.08 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 90.36 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.55 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 92.93 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 87.25 three stars
2012-12 09/01/2014 88.26 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 91-0577487
Name in IRS Master File AMARA
NTEE Code P34
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 April, 1946
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$72,206 2.10% John Morse Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$83,277 2.43% Megan Walton Chief Operating Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amara (WA) 92.08 four stars
Smoky Mountain Children's Home (TN) 89.16 three stars
Pajama Program (NY) 93.63 four stars
Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina (NC) 89.03 three stars
New Mexico Christian Children's Home (NM) 88.01 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Amara
5907 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.,
Seattle, WA 98118
tel: (206) 260-1700
EIN: 91-0577487

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Board Leadership

Robin Rothe
President

CEO

John Morse
Executive Director

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