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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County

Ignite the power and promise of youth.

three stars

80.97

2059 Atwood Avenue 4th Floor
Madison, WI 53704
tel: (608) 661-5437   Web Site
EIN: 39-1077783

Board Leadership
Cedric Ellis
President

CEO
Sandy Morales
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.97 three stars
  Financial 73.40 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Since 1966, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 18, in our Dane County community. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Since 1966, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 18, in our Dane County community. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

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Financial

two stars

73.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
61.9%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 22.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 9.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County (WI) 80.97 three stars
Ramapo for Children (NY) 93.10 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida (FL) 93.91 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County (FL) 89.96 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Corridor (IA) 92.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $632,632
   Federated Campaigns $163,903
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $319,875
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,116,410
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,116,410
   Other Revenue $13,242
TOTAL REVENUE $1,130,006
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $714,720
   Administrative Expenses $143,194
   Fundraising Expenses $263,796
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,121,710
   
Payments to Affiliates $9,875
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,296
   
Net Assets $767,500

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
Mentoring $714,720 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 80.97 three 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 39-1077783
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS OF DANE COUNTY INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (321) Boys Club, Little League, etc.
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(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 January, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$79,415 7.07% Sandy Morales Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County (WI) 80.97 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands (NE) 91.79 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Coronado Area Council (KS) 89.25 three stars
Waltham Boys and Girls Club (MA) 91.60 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Heart of Virginia Council (VA) 86.89 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County
2059 Atwood Avenue
4th Floor
Madison, WI 53704
tel: (608) 661-5437
fax: (608) 663-5444
EIN: 39-1077783

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Board Leadership

Cedric Ellis
President

CEO

Sandy Morales
Chief Executive Officer

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