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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles

Empowering youth to dream big

three stars

87.99

11755 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1670
Los Angeles, CA 90025
tel: (213) 213-2400   Web Site
EIN: 95-1904857

Board Leadership
Brock Moseley
Chair

CEO
Lauren Plichta
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.99 three stars
  Financial 83.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2001, every year, BBBSLA impacts more 1,500 youth through five unique mentoring programs that serve children and youth in their communities, schools, and in the workplace. By building a strong, one-to-one and professionally-supported mentoring relationship to serve as a foundation for transformative impact and life skills learning, BBBSLA's innovative approaches to expanding mentoring opportunities help to close both the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist for too many underserved children and youth.

Founded in 2001, every year, BBBSLA impacts more 1,500 youth through five unique mentoring programs that serve children and youth in their communities, schools, and in the workplace. By building a strong, one-to-one and professionally-supported mentoring relationship to serve as a foundation for transformative impact and life skills learning, BBBSLA's innovative approaches to expanding mentoring opportunities help to close both the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist for too many underserved children and youth.

Financial

three stars

83.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (CA) 87.99 three stars
Union League Boys & Girls Clubs (IL) 94.99 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay (FL) 89.14 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County (IN) 94.00 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware (DE) 88.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,691,859
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $10,404
   Fundraising Events $1,134,944
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,837,207
   Program Service Revenue $13,479
Total Primary Revenue $3,850,686
   Other Revenue $-364,407
TOTAL REVENUE $3,486,279
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,532,965
   Administrative Expenses $327,259
   Fundraising Expenses $599,053
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,459,277
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-972,998
   
Net Assets $3,302,451

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
Community-Based Mentoring $1,312,267 37.1%
School-Based Mentoring $576,507 16.3%
Workplace Mentoring $408,028 11.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 87.99 three stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 86.03 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 86.66 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 88.61 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.93 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.09 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 91.15 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 95-1904857
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF GREATER LOS ANGELES INC
NTEE Code O23
NTEE Classification Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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 June, 1956
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
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
$118,462 2.65% Lauren Plichta President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$166,692 3.73% Olivia Diaz-Lapham Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (CA) 87.99 three stars
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (AL) 92.86 four stars
The Boys' Club of New York (NY) 87.85 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Buckskin Council (WV) 85.28 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida (FL) 95.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
11755 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1670
Los Angeles, CA 90025
tel: (213) 213-2400
fax: (213) 481-1148
EIN: 95-1904857

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Board Leadership

Brock Moseley
Chair

CEO

Lauren Plichta
President & CEO

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