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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Youth First

Transforming and strengthening the lives of young people and their families

four stars

90.58

111 SE Third Street Suite 405
Evansville, IN 47708
tel: (812) 421-8336   Web Site
EIN: 35-2050168

Board Leadership
John Kamin
Chair

CEO
Parri O. Black
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.58 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 15.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth First (IN) 90.58 four stars
Masonic Home of Georgia (GA) 86.55 three stars
Community Storehouse (TX) 89.61 three stars
WestSide Baby (WA) 90.58 four stars
Friends of Chimbote (ND) 90.69 four stars

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Founded in 1998, Youth First, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization based in Evansville, Indiana, and primarily serves the Southwest Indiana region. Youth First exists to transform and strengthen the lives of young people and their families. We are the only organization that provides Masters level social workers in area schools and prevention programs for families and youths. On-site, free of charge behavioral health services and programs prevent substance abuse, improve family relationships and develop life skills.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,158,474
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $158,602
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $940,683
Total Contributions $2,257,759
   Program Service Revenue $898,810
Total Primary Revenue $3,156,569
   Other Revenue $54,868
TOTAL REVENUE $3,211,437
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,891,366
   Administrative Expenses $185,956
   Fundraising Expenses $300,842
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,378,164
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-166,727
   
Net Assets $1,682,952

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
2016-06 07/01/2017 90.58 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 88.14 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.54 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 91.74 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 35-2050168
Name in IRS Master File YOUTH FIRST INC
NTEE Code F21
NTEE Classification Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Prevention Only
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(537) Use of drugs or narcotics
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 October, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,477 2.79% Parri Black President & CEO

Founded in 1998, Youth First, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization based in Evansville, Indiana, and primarily serves the Southwest Indiana region. Youth First exists to transform and strengthen the lives of young people and their families. We are the only organization that provides Masters level social workers in area schools and prevention programs for families and youths. On-site, free of charge behavioral health services and programs prevent substance abuse, improve family relationships and develop life skills.

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Youth First (IN) 90.58 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Youth First
111 SE Third Street
Suite 405
Evansville, IN 47708
tel: (812) 421-8336
EIN: 35-2050168

Mail donations to:
PO Box 3897
Evansville, IN 47737

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Board Leadership

John Kamin
Chair

CEO

Parri O. Black
President & CEO

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