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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers

Serving families and children since 1899

four stars

92.02

93 Silver Street Waterville, ME 04901
tel: (207) 872-0261   Web Site
EIN: 01-0267392

Board Leadership
Linette E. Gamache
President

CEO
Richard Dorian
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1899, the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers builds and strengthens families and their children, instilling hope for the future and a better quality of life. It is a multi-faceted organization that has grown to meet the evolving needs of those it serves. Our services include: The Hague-accredited Adoption Program, the longest-operating program of its kind in Maine, offering domestic and international adoption services, home studies, post adoption, and birth parent services, as well as The Children's Place, delivering early care and education to children 6 weeks old to age 5.

Founded in 1899, the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers builds and strengthens families and their children, instilling hope for the future and a better quality of life. It is a multi-faceted organization that has grown to meet the evolving needs of those it serves. Our services include: The Hague-accredited Adoption Program, the longest-operating program of its kind in Maine, offering domestic and international adoption services, home studies, post adoption, and birth parent services, as well as The Children's Place, delivering early care and education to children 6 weeks old to age 5.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.67
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers (ME) 92.02 four stars
New Mexico Christian Children's Home (NM) 91.57 four stars
Pajama Program (NY) 98.13 four stars
My Stuff Bags Foundation (CA) 100.00 four stars
The Mockingbird Society (WA) 88.04 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $964,687
   Federated Campaigns $15,829
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $18,015
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $998,531
   Program Service Revenue $909,883
Total Primary Revenue $1,908,414
   Other Revenue $237,945
TOTAL REVENUE $2,146,359
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,171,347
   Administrative Expenses $136,861
   Fundraising Expenses $164,849
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,473,057
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-326,698
   
Net Assets $9,079,207

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
The Children's Place $782,959 36.1%
The Christmas Program $283,459 13.1%
Teen Parent School Program $222,671 10.3%

Ratings History
The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 92.02 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 92.00 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 91.30 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.41 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 88.46 three stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 90.40 four 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 01-0267392
Name in IRS Master File MAINE CHILDRENS HOME FOR LITTLE WANDERERS
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 (399) Other housing activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1963
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$63,724 2.57% Richard L Dorian Executive Di

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers (ME) 92.02 four stars
Gift of Adoption Fund (IL) 89.68 three stars
Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition (MO) 94.25 four stars
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services (TX) 95.25 four stars
Amara (WA) 92.08 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers
93 Silver Street
Waterville, ME 04901
tel: (207) 872-0261
EIN: 01-0267392

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Board Leadership

Linette E. Gamache
President

CEO

Richard Dorian
Executive Director

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