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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Ounce of Prevention Fund

Investing in the healthy development of babies, children, adolescents and families

three stars

87.12

33 West Monroe Street Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 922-3863   Web Site
EIN: 36-3186328

Board Leadership
Curt R. Bailey
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Diana Rauner
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.12 three stars
  Financial 89.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

Founded in 1982, the Ounce of Prevention Fund invests in the healthy development of infants, children, adolescents and families through an innovative cycle of program implementation, research, training, policy analysis and advocacy in order to prevent physical, social and emotional problems later in life. On any given day, we reach about 1,200 children through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs at 15 ethnically diverse sites. We reach another 2,000 families through our statewide network of programs providing Parents Too Soon, Healthy Families and Doula services. What's special about our approach is our intense focus on the earliest days, months and years of life, and our emphasis on fostering the healthy social-emotional development of every child.

Founded in 1982, the Ounce of Prevention Fund invests in the healthy development of infants, children, adolescents and families through an innovative cycle of program implementation, research, training, policy analysis and advocacy in order to prevent physical, social and emotional problems later in life. On any given day, we reach about 1,200 children through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs at 15 ethnically diverse sites. We reach another 2,000 families through our statewide network of programs providing Parents Too Soon, Healthy Families and Doula services. What's special about our approach is our intense focus on the earliest days, months and years of life, and our emphasis on fostering the healthy social-emotional development of every child.

Financial

three stars

89.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
93.9%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ounce of Prevention Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ounce of Prevention Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ounce of Prevention Fund (IL) 87.12 three stars
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County (MI) 92.74 four stars
Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery (WA) 85.63 three stars
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Monmouth County (NJ) 87.88 three stars
Christian Family Care (AZ) 94.56 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,547,645
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,284,647
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $31,456,162
Total Contributions $51,288,454
   Program Service Revenue $1,128,652
Total Primary Revenue $52,417,106
   Other Revenue $1,681,492
TOTAL REVENUE $54,098,598
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $52,964,766
   Administrative Expenses $1,499,371
   Fundraising Expenses $1,697,189
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $56,161,326
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,062,728
   
Net Assets $77,695,353

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
Early Childhood Services for Low-income Children $19,453,023 36.7%
Illinois Birth to Three Institute $8,087,681 15.3%
The National Policy Team and Educare Learning Network $5,468,987 10.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 87.12 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 36-3186328
Name in IRS Master File OUNCE OF PREVENTION FUND
NTEE Code B21
NTEE Classification Kindergarten, Preschool, Nursery School, Early Admissions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children
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 July, 1982
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Diana Rauner President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ounce of Prevention Fund (IL) 87.12 three stars
Association to Benefit Children (NY) 95.59 four stars
ALIVE! (VA) 87.32 three stars
Martha's Table (DC) 97.13 four stars
Mercy Center (NJ) 85.25 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ounce of Prevention Fund
33 West Monroe Street
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 922-3863
fax: (312) 346-2981
EIN: 36-3186328

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Board Leadership

Curt R. Bailey
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Diana Rauner
President

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