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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Defenders of Potential

four stars

92.92

2502 North Rocky Point Drive Suite 550
Tampa, FL 33607
tel: (813) 720-8778   Web Site
EIN: 23-1365190

Board Leadership
Ken Burdick
Board Chair

CEO
Pam Iorio
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been matching youth in meaningful, enduring, professionally supported mentoring relationships with adult volunteers who defend their potential and help them achieve their biggest possible futures. Big Brothers Big Sisters' evidence-based approach is designed to create positive youth outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and improved relationships. In the past 10 years, with 270 affiliates in all 50 states, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served nearly 2 million children. Learn how to get involved at BigBrothersBigSisters.org.

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been matching youth in meaningful, enduring, professionally supported mentoring relationships with adult volunteers who defend their potential and help them achieve their biggest possible futures. Big Brothers Big Sisters' evidence-based approach is designed to create positive youth outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and improved relationships. In the past 10 years, with 270 affiliates in all 50 states, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served nearly 2 million children. Learn how to get involved at BigBrothersBigSisters.org.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid risky behaviors
8,725
Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed positive relationships
8,358
Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed social skills (e.g., interpersonal communication, conflict resolution)
8,641
Number of youth mentored
148,755
Number of mentors recruited
138,967
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth 24.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (FL) 92.92 four stars
South Asian Youth Action (NY) 95.34 four stars
National FFA Foundation (IN) 85.13 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (PA) 90.26 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (TN) 95.73 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,693,611
   Federated Campaigns $28,618
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,003,035
Total Contributions $22,725,264
   Program Service Revenue $4,124,351
Total Primary Revenue $26,849,615
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $26,849,615
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,629,455
   Administrative Expenses $707,729
   Fundraising Expenses $951,619
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,288,803
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,560,812
   
Net Assets $10,602,157

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
Agency Service, Support, and Technology $11,617,464 56.3%
Program Implementation $7,827,831 37.9%
Child Safety, Standards, and Compliance $1,184,160 5.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.92 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 89.33 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 88.24 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 83.86 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 83.31 three stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 82.09 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.41 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 79.63 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2015 76.38 two stars
2011-06 06/26/2013 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America on July 1, 2015 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for more than a year (since June 2013) and because no new evidence supporting the issue that led to the Advisory has been recently found.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory on Big Brothers Big Sisters of America because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On June 24, 2013, The United States Department of Justice issued an Audit Report that stated it was freezing the disbursement of all grant funds to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA), noting that the organization was "in material non-compliance with the majority of the grant requirements" that were tested by the audit.  The audit also noted that "as a result of these weaknesses", the agency "questioned $19,462,448 in funding that the grantee has received and recommended the $3,714,838 in funds not yet disbursed be put to better use".  The audit further stated that "most significantly", it "found that BBBSA's practices for recording and supporting grant-related expenditures were inadequate to safeguard grant funds and ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the grants".

For more information, please see the reports issued by CBS News and Fox News.

2011-06 08/01/2012 90.86 four stars
2009-12 07/01/2012 80.52 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.52 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 73.64 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 81.40 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 96.55 four stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 96.52 four stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 96.71 four stars
2004-03 12/01/2004 91.54 four stars
2003-03 12/01/2003 96.85 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 23-1365190
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA
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 (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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1948
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
$455,797 2.04% Pam Iorio President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (FL) 92.92 four stars
Girls Inc. of New York City (NY) 93.50 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (GA) 88.87 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis (IN) 91.33 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Washington County (MD) 85.93 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
2502 North Rocky Point Drive
Suite 550
Tampa, FL 33607
tel: (813) 720-8778
fax: (813) 749-9446
EIN: 23-1365190

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Board Leadership

Ken Burdick
Board Chair

CEO

Pam Iorio
President and Chief Executive Officer

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