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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

CN Advisory: High Concern

Southwest Key Programs

6002 Jain Lane Austin, TX 78721
tel: (512) 462-2181   Web Site
EIN: 74-2481167

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On September 11, 2018, USA Today reported on the charges of improper conduct taking place at Southwest Key Programs in an article titled, "Ex-migrant shelter employee found guilty of molesting unaccompanied minors." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory on Southwest Key Programs. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see USA Today article.

  • On August 3, 2018, NPR published an article titled, "Allegations Of Sexual Abuse Surface At Arizona Shelters For Migrant Children." For more information, please see the NPR article.

  • On August 23, 2018, The Arizona Capitol Times published an article titled, "State inspections show infractions at migrant shelters." For more information, please see The Arizona Capitol Times article.

  • On August 31, 2018, The Los Angeles Times published an article titled, "El Salvador says three migrant children separated from their families were sexually abused at U.S. shelters." For more information, please see The Los Angeles Times article.

  • On September 1, 2018, The Brownsville Herald published an article titled, "Court-appointed investigators tour Southwest Key." For more information, please see The Brownsville Herald article.

  • On September 20, 2018, The Star Tribune published an article titled, "Arizona licenses for nonprofit housing migrant kids at risk." For more information, please see The Star Tribune article.

  • On October 5, 2018, AZ Central published an article titled, "Arizona Southwest Key migrant child shelter suspends operations after incident." For more information, please see the AZ Central article.

  • On December 2, 2018, The New York Times published an article titled, "He’s Built an Empire, With Detained Migrant Children as the Bricks." For more information, please see The New York Times article.

  • On December 26, 2018, KTAR published an article titled, "Southwest Key reportedly under investigation by federal government." For more information, please see the KTAR article.

Charity Response

Southwest Key Programs has provided Charity Navigator with this response.


The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 74-2481167
Name in IRS Master File SOUTHWEST KEY PROGRAMS INC
NTEE Code P84
NTEE Classification Ethnic, Immigrant Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or activities
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 June, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
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  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 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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Charity Contact Info

Southwest Key Programs
6002 Jain Lane
Austin, TX 78721
tel: (512) 462-2181
fax: (512) 462-2028
EIN: 74-2481167

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