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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Childhelp

For the love of a child

three stars

80.45

6730 North Scottsdale Road, 150 Scottsdale, AZ 85253
tel: (480) 922-8212   Web Site
EIN: 95-2884608

Board Leadership
Sara O'Meara
Chairman

CEO
Sara O'Meara
Founder/Chairman/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.45 three stars
  Financial 72.65 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1959, Childhelp is a leading national organization dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We do so by focusing our efforts in the areas of advocacy, treatment, prevention, and community outreach. Childhelp's programs and services include: Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (National), Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe Prevention Education Curriculum (National), Children's Advocacy Centers (AZ & TN), Residential Treatment Facilities (CA & VA), Therapeutic Group Homes (CA), and Therapeutic Foster Care (TN & CA).

Founded in 1959, Childhelp is a leading national organization dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We do so by focusing our efforts in the areas of advocacy, treatment, prevention, and community outreach. Childhelp's programs and services include: Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (National), Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe Prevention Education Curriculum (National), Children's Advocacy Centers (AZ & TN), Residential Treatment Facilities (CA & VA), Therapeutic Group Homes (CA), and Therapeutic Foster Care (TN & CA).

Financial

two stars

72.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 70.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Childhelp on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Childhelp on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Childhelp (AZ) 80.45 three stars
Christel House International (IN) 96.46 four stars
Operation Breakthrough (MO) 97.05 four stars
Storyteller Children's Center (CA) 89.90 three stars
Youth Haven, Florida (FL) 95.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,831,983
   Federated Campaigns $121,268
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,731,239
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,224,909
Total Contributions $9,909,399
   Program Service Revenue $34,197,679
Total Primary Revenue $44,107,078
   Other Revenue $1,710,975
TOTAL REVENUE $45,818,053
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $36,783,732
   Administrative Expenses $3,093,312
   Fundraising Expenses $2,774,487
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $42,651,531
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,166,522
   
Net Assets $6,779,978

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
Residential $23,307,158 63.4%
Education $5,792,463 15.7%
Foster Care $3,345,638 9.1%

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 80.45 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 83.24 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 85.77 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 82.11 three stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 78.59 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 78.04 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 76.84 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 77.42 two stars
2013-06 06/01/2015 76.57 two stars
2013-06 05/01/2015 76.07 two stars
2012-06 07/01/2014 81.19 three stars
2012-06 04/01/2014 80.84 three stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 75.51 two stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 71.98 two stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 84.42 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 79.13 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 74.01 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 83.17 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 81.06 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 82.46 three stars

Historical CN Advisories

08/21/2020-10/01/2020: Moderate Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Moderate Concern CN Advisory for the Childhelp on October 1, 2020, because the issues that prompted the CN Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:

  • The organization has provided Charity Navigator with this response

Charity Navigator had published a Moderate Concern CN Advisory on Childhelp because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On August 10, 2020, WBIR reported that Childhelp was, or may continue to be, a subject of a material diversion of assets in an article titled, "Knox accountant charged with stealing more than $250K from child abuse charity." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the WBIR article.

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

EIN 95-2884608
Name in IRS Master File CHILDHELP INC
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious 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 May, 1961
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$538,630 1.26% Sara O'Meara CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$539,054 1.26% Yvonne Fedderson President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Childhelp (AZ) 80.45 three stars
Fred Rogers Productions (PA) 90.71 four stars
Marathon Kids (TX) 92.37 four stars
The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas (TX) 96.53 four stars
Shoes and Clothes for Kids (OH) 90.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Childhelp
6730 North Scottsdale Road, 150
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
tel: (480) 922-8212
EIN: 95-2884608

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Board Leadership

Sara O'Meara
Chairman

CEO

Sara O'Meara
Founder/Chairman/CEO

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