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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Bright by Three

Engage. Develop. Learn.

four stars

92.08

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 92.08 four stars
  Financial 89.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

89.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.54
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
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) 92.08 four stars
Christel House International (IN) 92.03 four stars
Center for Development Services (SC) 91.64 four stars
The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas (TX) 91.73 four stars
Storyteller Children's Center (CA) 90.57 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,226,451
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $170,310
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,396,761
   Program Service Revenue $17,915
Total Primary Revenue $1,414,676
   Other Revenue $1,658
TOTAL REVENUE $1,416,334
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,004,878
   Administrative Expenses $75,659
   Fundraising Expenses $203,008
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,283,545
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $132,789
   
Net Assets $1,750,437

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 $1,004,878 100.0%

Ratings History
Bright by Three has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$109,050 8.49% Jean McSpadden President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bright by Three (CO) 92.08 four stars
Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit (MI) 91.69 four stars
Bivona Child Advocacy Center (NY) 94.33 four stars
Childhaven (WA) 86.36 three stars
The Moyer Foundation (PA) 89.35 three 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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