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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Children's Aid

Ensuring the physical and emotional well being of children and families

three stars

85.36

711 Third Avenue Suite 700
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 949-4800   Web Site
EIN: 13-5562191

Board Leadership
Amy Engel Scharf
Chair

CEO
Phoebe Boyer
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.36 three stars
  Financial 79.31 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For more than 165 years, Children's Aid has been committed to ensuring that there are no boundaries to the aspirations of young people, no limits to their potential. We know what it takes to ensure children and youth grow up strong and healthy, and ready to thrive in school and life: excellent education and health care, social-emotional support, and strong stable families. Today, we serve nearly 50,000 children, youth, and their families at more than 40 sites in four under-resourced neighborhoods in New York City.

For more than 165 years, Children's Aid has been committed to ensuring that there are no boundaries to the aspirations of young people, no limits to their potential. We know what it takes to ensure children and youth grow up strong and healthy, and ready to thrive in school and life: excellent education and health care, social-emotional support, and strong stable families. Today, we serve nearly 50,000 children, youth, and their families at more than 40 sites in four under-resourced neighborhoods in New York City.

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Financial

two stars

79.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.25
  Program Expenses Growth 0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Aid on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Aid on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Aid (NY) 85.36 three stars
Kids Forward (WI) 88.34 three stars
Project Harmony (NE) 92.22 four stars
Metropolitan Family Services (IL) 92.61 four stars
Jewish Family Service Agency (NV) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,422,228
   Federated Campaigns $1,756
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,776,356
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $23,200,340
   Program Service Revenue $92,042,000
Total Primary Revenue $115,242,340
   Other Revenue $15,430,223
TOTAL REVENUE $130,672,563
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $109,012,541
   Administrative Expenses $25,610,894
   Fundraising Expenses $2,797,128
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $137,420,563
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,748,000
   
Net Assets $305,888,000

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
Child Welfare & Family Services $42,476,763 39.0%
School Age Division $23,488,062 21.5%
Early Childhood Division $17,203,599 15.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 85.36 three stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 86.93 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 89.18 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 93.43 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.01 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 90.15 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 91.04 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2014 90.43 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 90.20 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 90.40 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 95.00 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 90.16 four stars
2009-06 10/01/2010 97.70 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 99.16 four stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 95.49 four stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 91.90 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 95.93 four stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 93.32 four stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 99.21 four stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 99.19 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 13-5562191
Name in IRS Master File THE CHILDRENS AID SOCIETY
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 (59) Other school related activities
(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 November, 1920
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$433,391 0.31% Phoebe Boyer President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Aid (NY) 85.36 three stars
Jonathan's Place (TX) 94.74 four stars
COA Youth & Family Centers (WI) 96.66 four stars
Open Door Community House, Inc. (GA) 92.17 four stars
Providence Connections (PA) 86.46 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Aid
711 Third Avenue
Suite 700
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 949-4800
EIN: 13-5562191

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Board Leadership

Amy Engel Scharf
Chair

CEO

Phoebe Boyer
President & CEO

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