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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Bright by Three

Engage. Develop. Learn.

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four stars

93.90

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 93.90 four stars
  Financial 91.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bright by Three's mission is to help all families give kids a bright beginning so they can grow into healthy, happy and successful adults.

Bright by Three's mission is to help all families give kids a bright beginning so they can grow into healthy, happy and successful adults.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of volunteers
40
Number of organizational partners
500
Number of clients served
30,000
Number of participants who would recommend program to others
3,386
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.36
  Program Expenses Growth 13.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.5%
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) 93.90 four stars
Think Small (MN) 88.29 three stars
Christel House International (IN) 94.15 four stars
Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries (AR) 86.71 three stars
The Centers for Exceptional Children (NC) 89.30 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,280,915
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $92,918
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,373,833
   Program Service Revenue $30,000
Total Primary Revenue $1,403,833
   Other Revenue $2,286
TOTAL REVENUE $1,406,119
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,141,673
   Administrative Expenses $78,899
   Fundraising Expenses $193,401
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,413,973
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,854
   
Net Assets $1,742,583

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 $655,500 57.4%
Bright by Text $486,173 42.6%

Ratings History
Bright by Three has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 93.90 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 93.28 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 92.08 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$113,388 8.01% Jean McSpadden President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bright by Three (CO) 93.90 four stars
Thornwell Home for Children (SC) 96.11 four stars
Community Storehouse (TX) 91.69 four stars
Neighborhood House, Louisville (KY) 92.17 four stars
Teammates for Kids Foundation (CO) 94.24 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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