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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Bright by Text

Engage. Develop. Learn.

four stars

94.05

P.O.Box 7038 Denver, CO 80207
tel: (303) 433-6200   Web Site
EIN: 84-1382420

Board Leadership
Doug Edwards
Chairman

CEO
Jean McSpadden
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.05 four stars
  Financial 97.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

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

Financial

four stars

97.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.45
  Program Expenses Growth 14.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bright by Text on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bright by Text on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bright by Text (CO) 94.05 four stars
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (CA) 92.96 four stars
Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries (AR) 94.97 four stars
Providence House (OH) 92.16 four stars
Casa de Esperanza de los Niños Inc. (TX) 88.13 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,098,829
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,098,829
   Program Service Revenue $280,867
Total Primary Revenue $2,379,696
   Other Revenue $8,662
TOTAL REVENUE $2,388,358
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,498,957
   Administrative Expenses $83,229
   Fundraising Expenses $94,903
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,677,089
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $711,269
   
Net Assets $3,751,602

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 Text $1,076,590 71.8%
Bright By Three $422,367 28.2%

Ratings History
Bright by Text has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 94.05 four stars
2018-12 09/03/2019 94.93 four stars
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,000 8.34% Jean McSpadden President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bright by Text (CO) 94.05 four stars
Orangewood Foundation (CA) 91.67 four stars
Childhaven (WA) 90.67 four stars
Marathon Kids (TX) 92.37 four stars
Teammates for Kids Foundation (CO) 96.04 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bright by Text
P.O.Box 7038
Denver, CO 80207
tel: (303) 433-6200
EIN: 84-1382420

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Board Leadership

Doug Edwards
Chairman

CEO

Jean McSpadden
President, CEO

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