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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Metropolitan Family Services

Helping families realize their amazing strength

94.69

101 North Wacker Drive 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (312) 986-4000   Web Site
EIN: 36-2167940

Board Leadership
Ashley Duchossois Joyce
Chair

CEO
Ricardo Estrada
President & CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69
  Financial 92.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For more than 150 years Metropolitan Family Services has been a voice for families. With compassionate counsel and services for families struggling to overcome incredible challenges, Metropolitan makes a difference in their lives and provides hope for their future. From early childhood programs to elder care services, every family member is encouraged to work together to realize their amazing strength. Close to 55,000 families and individuals receive counseling and other supportive services that build on their strengths and capabilities. Hundreds of thousands more benefit from Metropolitan's public policy and advocacy efforts. We offer a wide variety of services through our staff, which includes licensed clinical social workers and counselors, case managers, mental health professionals, early childhood educators and lawyers.

For more than 150 years Metropolitan Family Services has been a voice for families. With compassionate counsel and services for families struggling to overcome incredible challenges, Metropolitan makes a difference in their lives and provides hope for their future. From early childhood programs to elder care services, every family member is encouraged to work together to realize their amazing strength. Close to 55,000 families and individuals receive counseling and other supportive services that build on their strengths and capabilities. Hundreds of thousands more benefit from Metropolitan's public policy and advocacy efforts. We offer a wide variety of services through our staff, which includes licensed clinical social workers and counselors, case managers, mental health professionals, early childhood educators and lawyers.

Financial

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 31.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Metropolitan Family Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Metropolitan Family Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Metropolitan Family Services (IL) 94.69
Jewish Family Service Agency (NV) 92.38
Family & Children's Place (KY) 92.92
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia (PA) 92.70
COA Youth & Family Centers (WI) 96.74

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,110,510
   Federated Campaigns $620,792
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,719,077
   Related Organizations $17,546,380
   Government Grants $37,793,736
Total Contributions $76,790,495
   Program Service Revenue $9,841,477
Total Primary Revenue $86,631,972
   Other Revenue $1,806,510
TOTAL REVENUE $88,438,482
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $76,093,788
   Administrative Expenses $9,659,427
   Fundraising Expenses $3,061,003
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $88,814,218
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-375,736
   
Net Assets $58,731,833

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
Emotional Wellness $26,685,843 35.1%
Education $22,261,808 29.3%
Legal Empowerment $18,719,422 24.6%

Ratings History
Metropolitan Family Services has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 02/01/2022 94.69
2019-06 04/01/2021 94.63
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.61
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.20
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.83
2016-06 11/01/2017 85.42
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.95
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.71
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 95.96
2013-06 12/01/2014 95.93
2012-06 10/01/2013 94.61
2012-06 09/01/2013 92.68
2011-06 08/01/2012 90.35
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.02
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 80.72
2009-06 06/01/2010 82.88
2008-06 10/01/2009 87.26
2007-06 02/01/2009 82.14
2006-06 05/01/2007 72.04
2005-06 09/01/2006 79.29

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

EIN 36-2167940
Name in IRS Master File METROPOLITAN FAMILY SERVICES
NTEE Code P40
NTEE Classification Family Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (325) Camp
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
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, 1952
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$304,088 0.34% Ricardo Estrada President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$195,846 0.22% Teny O. Gross Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Metropolitan Family Services (IL) 94.69
The Concilio (TX) 89.49
Goodman Jewish Family Service of Broward County (FL) 94.69
Casa de Amparo (CA) 93.93
Children's Aid (NY) 88.14

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Charity Contact Info

Metropolitan Family Services
101 North Wacker Drive
17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (312) 986-4000
fax: (312) 986-4289
EIN: 36-2167940

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Board Leadership

Ashley Duchossois Joyce
Chair

CEO

Ricardo Estrada
President & CEO

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