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Children Now

On a mission to give kids power

four stars

92.02

1404 Franklin Street Suite 700
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 763-2444   Web Site
EIN: 94-3059243

Board Leadership
Jason Salzetti Jason Salzetti
Board Chair

CEO
Ted Lempert
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1988, Children Now serves as the hub for all of the key children's issues, supporting and connecting thousands of groups in California to create an unprecedented power base for kids. To accomplish this, Children Now employs the top three strategies that all of the country's strongest interest groups have in common and, for the first time, applies those to kids: umbrella coverage, deep inside expertise and outside pressure.

Founded in 1988, Children Now serves as the hub for all of the key children's issues, supporting and connecting thousands of groups in California to create an unprecedented power base for kids. To accomplish this, Children Now employs the top three strategies that all of the country's strongest interest groups have in common and, for the first time, applies those to kids: umbrella coverage, deep inside expertise and outside pressure.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.72
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children Now on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children Now on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,845,647
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $41,201
Total Contributions $8,886,848
   Program Service Revenue $732,768
Total Primary Revenue $9,619,616
   Other Revenue $170,834
TOTAL REVENUE $9,790,450
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,745,361
   Administrative Expenses $530,967
   Fundraising Expenses $329,621
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,605,949
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,184,501
   
Net Assets $12,211,129

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$536,791 7.05% Edward Lempert President

Mission

Founded in 1988, Children Now serves as the hub for all of the key children's issues, supporting and connecting thousands of groups in California to create an unprecedented power base for kids. To accomplish this, Children Now employs the top three strategies that all of the country's strongest interest groups have in common and, for the first time, applies those to kids: umbrella coverage, deep inside expertise and outside pressure.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children Now (CA) 92.02 four stars
National Association of Scholars (NY) 92.11 four stars
New Teacher Center (CA) 87.00 three stars
New Visions for Public Schools (NY) 96.64 four stars
Center for Inspired Teaching (DC) 90.58 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children Now
1404 Franklin Street
Suite 700
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 763-2444
fax: (510) 763-1974
EIN: 94-3059243

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Board Leadership

Jason Salzetti Jason Salzetti
Board Chair

CEO

Ted Lempert
President