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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Bright by Three

Engage. Develop. Learn.

four stars

92.36

3605 Martin Luther King Boulevard Denver, CO 80205
tel: (303) 433-6200   Web Site
EIN: 84-1382420

Board Leadership
Jim Carpenter
Chairman

CEO
Jean McSpadden
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.36 four stars
  Financial 89.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

89.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.56
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bright by Three on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bright by Three on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bright by Three (CO) 92.36 four stars
Bivona Child Advocacy Center (NY) 94.33 four stars
Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NE) 93.98 four stars
North Fulton Child Development Association (GA) 90.71 four stars
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services (FL) 88.59 three stars

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Bright Beginnings' mission is to provide a bright beginning for all Colorado children by helping families support their children's physical, emotional, and intellectual development during the critical first three years of life.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $964,023
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $243,858
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,207,881
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,207,881
   Other Revenue $1,522
TOTAL REVENUE $1,209,403
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $961,841
   Administrative Expenses $71,607
   Fundraising Expenses $99,590
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,133,038
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $76,365
   
Net Assets $1,617,648

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
Bright By Three $961,841 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 92.36 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 84-1382420
Name in IRS Master File BRIGHT BEGINNINGS
NTEE Code P99
NTEE Classification Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
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 April, 1997
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$95,708 8.44% Jean McSpadden Executive Director

Bright Beginnings' mission is to provide a bright beginning for all Colorado children by helping families support their children's physical, emotional, and intellectual development during the critical first three years of life.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bright by Three (CO) 92.36 four stars
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (DC) 92.38 four stars
Forever Young Foundation (AZ) 100.00 four stars
Arms of Hope (TX) 88.54 three stars
Voices For Children Foundation, Inc. (FL) 90.90 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bright by Three
3605 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Denver, CO 80205
tel: (303) 433-6200
EIN: 84-1382420

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Board Leadership

Jim Carpenter
Chairman

CEO

Jean McSpadden
President, CEO

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