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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

Little moments. Big magic.

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four stars

91.06

75 Federal Street 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 542-9090   Web Site
EIN: 04-2074462

Board Leadership
Paula Price
Chair

CEO
Wendy Foster
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.06 four stars
  Financial 87.37 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1949, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay's (BBBSMB) mission is to promote the healthy development of children through the nurturing of continuing, one-to-one friendships with caring, responsible adults, supported by trained professional staff. As one of the largest adult-to-child mentoring organizations in the nation, BBBSMB currently serves over 3,500 youth in one-to-one relationships, and more than 100 additional youth in group activities and camperships. Our service area encompasses 155 cities and towns throughout the Massachusetts Bay area.

Established in 1949, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay's (BBBSMB) mission is to promote the healthy development of children through the nurturing of continuing, one-to-one friendships with caring, responsible adults, supported by trained professional staff. As one of the largest adult-to-child mentoring organizations in the nation, BBBSMB currently serves over 3,500 youth in one-to-one relationships, and more than 100 additional youth in group activities and camperships. Our service area encompasses 155 cities and towns throughout the Massachusetts Bay area.

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Financial

three stars

87.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.31
  Program Expenses Growth 7.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (MA) 91.06 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council (FL) 87.22 three stars
MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership (MA) 88.76 three stars
Youth & Opportunity United (IL) 96.06 four stars
Legacy Youth Tennis and Education (PA) 86.41 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,174,914
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,264,988
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,439,902
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,439,902
   Other Revenue $-492,166
TOTAL REVENUE $6,947,736
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,356,011
   Administrative Expenses $329,934
   Fundraising Expenses $1,208,361
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,894,306
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $53,430
   
Net Assets $10,233,255

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
Mentoring $5,356,011 100.0%

Ratings History
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.06 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 91.00 four stars
2015-06 05/01/2017 90.74 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 90.32 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.53 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 87.85 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 90.67 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 86.46 three stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 81.72 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 77.92 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 68.91 one star
2009-06 10/01/2010 74.65 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 75.62 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 85.22 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 82.67 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 80.05 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 75.57 two stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 90.60 four stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 87.77 three stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 93.02 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 04-2074462
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF MASSACHUSETTS BAY INC
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
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1949
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

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
$227,195 3.29% Wendy Foster Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$324,547 4.70% Mark O'Donnell Chief Development Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (MA) 91.06 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council (IN) 87.40 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (PA) 90.26 four stars
Do Something (NY) 93.37 four stars
Step Up (CA) 96.44 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
75 Federal Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 542-9090
fax: (617) 542-8855
EIN: 04-2074462

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Board Leadership

Paula Price
Chair

CEO

Wendy Foster
President & CEO

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