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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

CHILDREN AT RISK

Improving the quality of life for children through research, policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy

two stars

74.39

2900 Weslayan Street Suite 400
Houston, TX 77027
tel: (713) 869-7740   Web Site
EIN: 76-0360533

Board Leadership
Chris Watt
Chair

CEO
Robert Sanborn
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.39 two stars
  Financial 64.69 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

CHILDREN AT RISK (C@R) is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration, and advocacy.

CHILDREN AT RISK (C@R) is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration, and advocacy.

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Financial

one star

64.69

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
71.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CHILDREN AT RISK on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CHILDREN AT RISK on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CHILDREN AT RISK (TX) 74.39 two stars
Alliance for Children's Rights (CA) 91.00 four stars
Prevent Child Abuse America (IL) 92.92 four stars
INCLUDEnyc (NY) 92.80 four stars
Child Advocates San Antonio (TX) 85.46 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,999,214
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $503,535
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,502,749
   Program Service Revenue $216,013
Total Primary Revenue $2,718,762
   Other Revenue $-46,095
TOTAL REVENUE $2,672,667
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,800,001
   Administrative Expenses $222,865
   Fundraising Expenses $473,022
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,495,888
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $176,779
   
Net Assets $735,388

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
Public Awareness Campaign $779,622 43.3%
Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being $249,833 13.9%
Food in Schools Initiative $236,854 13.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 74.39 two stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 73.70 two stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 82.56 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.18 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 86.61 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 76-0360533
Name in IRS Master File CHILDREN AT RISK INC
NTEE Code I72
NTEE Classification Child Abuse, Prevention of
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (327) Prevention of cruelty to children
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 July, 1992
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,000 7.01% Robert Sanborn President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CHILDREN AT RISK (TX) 74.39 two stars
Child Advocates San Antonio (TX) 85.46 three stars
Greater Richmond SCAN (VA) 87.55 three stars
Family First (FL) 89.66 three stars
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (NC) 97.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

CHILDREN AT RISK
2900 Weslayan Street
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77027
tel: (713) 869-7740
fax: (713) 869-3409
EIN: 76-0360533

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Board Leadership

Chris Watt
Chair

CEO

Robert Sanborn
President & CEO

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