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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Daystar

Providing support, encouragement, & compassion to children, adolescents & families in need

three stars

86.15

2801 Azalea Place Nashville, TN 37204
tel: (615) 298-5353   Web Site
EIN: 62-1244203

Board Leadership
Jane Smith
Chairman

CEO
Melissa Trevathan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.15 three stars
  Financial 95.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

95.27

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.24
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Daystar on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Daystar on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Daystar (TN) 86.15 three stars
West Valley Child Crisis Center (AZ) 90.78 four stars
Southside Early Childhood Center (MO) 92.32 four stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Collier County (FL) 93.74 four stars
Bright Beginnings (DC) 89.39 three stars

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Founded in 1985, Daystar offers counseling to kids and families in the Middle Tennessee area. Daystar offers both individual and group counseling for children, adolescents, families, and young adults. Counseling services are provided on a sliding scale. Daystar's model is "one-life-touching-another". It is demonstrated through one-on-one counseling sessions between a kid & a counselor, but also through group counseling, where kids learn to how to respond to each other and encourage one another.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $292,488
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $260,587
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $553,075
   Program Service Revenue $1,075,043
Total Primary Revenue $1,628,118
   Other Revenue $28,765
TOTAL REVENUE $1,656,883
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,459,588
   Administrative Expenses $213,089
   Fundraising Expenses $162,657
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,835,334
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-178,451
   
Net Assets $2,103,457

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-07 11/01/2016 86.15 three stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 86.26 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 11/01/2015 84.84 three stars
2013-07 12/01/2014 86.19 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 62-1244203
Name in IRS Master File DAYSTAR COUNSELING MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
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 (7) Evangelism
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 September, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
  • July, 2012
  • July, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$78,349 4.26% Melissa Trevathan Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$122,099 6.65% Helen Goff Counselor
$104,306 5.68% David Thomas Counselor

Founded in 1985, Daystar offers counseling to kids and families in the Middle Tennessee area. Daystar offers both individual and group counseling for children, adolescents, families, and young adults. Counseling services are provided on a sliding scale. Daystar's model is "one-life-touching-another". It is demonstrated through one-on-one counseling sessions between a kid & a counselor, but also through group counseling, where kids learn to how to respond to each other and encourage one another.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Daystar (TN) 86.15 three stars
Bright Beginnings (DC) 89.39 three stars
Ele's Place (MI) 89.50 three stars
Charity Newsies (OH) 92.15 four stars
Forever Young Foundation (AZ) 98.64 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Daystar
2801 Azalea Place
Nashville, TN 37204
tel: (615) 298-5353
fax: (615) 298-3351
EIN: 62-1244203

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Board Leadership

Jane Smith
Chairman

CEO

Melissa Trevathan
Executive Director

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