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Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers

The power of education begins here

three stars

88.07

385 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW Atlanta, GA 30313
tel: (404) 523-2767   Web Site
EIN: 58-0566236

Board Leadership
Leona Rapelye
Chair

CEO
Blythe Keeler Robinson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.07 three stars
  Financial 87.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1888, Sheltering Arms is Georgia's oldest nonprofit early childhood education program, and one of its most respected. Our mission is to serve working families with high quality, affordable child care and education and comprehensive support services, as well as to provide professional development for early childhood educators and community outreach. Founded by Atlanta volunteers, Sheltering Arms now annually serves more than 3,600 children, ages six weeks to five years old, and their families, in 16 centers in six metro Atlanta counties.

Founded in 1888, Sheltering Arms is Georgia's oldest nonprofit early childhood education program, and one of its most respected. Our mission is to serve working families with high quality, affordable child care and education and comprehensive support services, as well as to provide professional development for early childhood educators and community outreach. Founded by Atlanta volunteers, Sheltering Arms now annually serves more than 3,600 children, ages six weeks to five years old, and their families, in 16 centers in six metro Atlanta counties.

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Financial

three stars

87.22

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
91.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.77
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers (GA) 88.07 three stars
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 89.49 three stars
Families Forward Learning Center (CA) 87.20 three stars
Reach Out and Read, Inc. (MA) 94.81 four stars
Trying Together (PA) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,285,029
   Federated Campaigns $387,862
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $37,350
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,044,429
Total Contributions $21,754,670
   Program Service Revenue $4,819,981
Total Primary Revenue $26,574,651
   Other Revenue $944,471
TOTAL REVENUE $27,519,122
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,384,958
   Administrative Expenses $2,278,442
   Fundraising Expenses $385,758
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $30,049,158
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,530,036
   
Net Assets $26,912,074

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
Head Start and Early Head Start $18,277,974 66.7%
Georgia Pre-K Program $5,926,669 21.6%
Child and Adult Care Food Program $3,180,315 11.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 88.07 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 89.87 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 88.33 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.84 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.17 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 94.45 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 98.43 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 97.02 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.47 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 85.24 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 84.47 three stars
2007-12 10/01/2009 78.81 two stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 87.48 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 91.51 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 94.98 four stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 96.73 four stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 91.72 four stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 91.43 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 58-0566236
Name in IRS Master File THE SHELTERING ARMS
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 (32) Nursery school
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 December, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$217,714 0.72% Blythe Robinson President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers (GA) 88.07 three stars
Reach Out and Read, Inc. (MA) 94.81 four stars
Children's Development Academy (GA) 91.05 four stars
Families Forward Learning Center (CA) 87.20 three stars
Children's Literacy Initiative (PA) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers
385 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
tel: (404) 523-2767
EIN: 58-0566236

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Board Leadership

Leona Rapelye
Chair

CEO

Blythe Keeler Robinson
President & CEO

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