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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Prevent Child Abuse America

Preventing the abuse and neglect of our nation's children

four stars

92.92

228 South Wabash 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 663-3520   Web Site
EIN: 23-7235671

Board Leadership
Andrea Robertson
Board Chair

CEO
Melissa Merrick
President & CEO

  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 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children. Working with chapters in 50 states, we provide leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. Our national campaign and local programs, prevention initiatives and events help spread the word in your community, creating awareness that prevention is possible. We are a family of friends, professionals, volunteers, donors and parents who are preventing child abuse and neglect before it ever starts.

Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children. Working with chapters in 50 states, we provide leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. Our national campaign and local programs, prevention initiatives and events help spread the word in your community, creating awareness that prevention is possible. We are a family of friends, professionals, volunteers, donors and parents who are preventing child abuse and neglect before it ever starts.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of unique website visitors
320,251
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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 10/01/2019 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)
93.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.29
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Prevent Child Abuse America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Prevent Child Abuse America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Prevent Child Abuse America (IL) 92.92 four stars
ProKids (OH) 94.64 four stars
Child Advocates San Antonio (TX) 90.95 four stars
Memphis Child Advocacy Center (TN) 90.10 four stars
Child Abuse Network (OK) 88.01 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,274,253
   Federated Campaigns $153,508
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $79,470
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,507,231
   Program Service Revenue $3,346,933
Total Primary Revenue $5,854,164
   Other Revenue $1,114,731
TOTAL REVENUE $6,968,895
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,200,216
   Administrative Expenses $138,122
   Fundraising Expenses $212,293
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,550,631
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,418,264
   
Net Assets $10,938,631

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
Prevention Programs $3,061,549 72.9%
Research and Education $488,439 11.6%
Chapter Activities $337,062 8.0%
Prevention Advocacy $313,166 7.4%

Ratings History
Prevent Child Abuse America has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 92.92 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 96.30 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 98.23 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 96.66 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 95.24 four stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 93.44 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 81.87 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 76.01 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2012 76.16 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 74.70 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.66 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 63.03 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 57.74 one star
2007-12 06/01/2009 62.85 one star
2006-12 04/01/2008 62.58 one star
2005-12 02/01/2007 56.72 one star
2004-12 10/01/2005 78.17 two stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 77.22 two 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 23-7235671
Name in IRS Master File PREVENT CHILD ABUSE 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$271,672 5.96% Dan Duffy President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Prevent Child Abuse America (IL) 92.92 four stars
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County (CA) 90.53 four stars
Child Advocates San Antonio (TX) 90.95 four stars
Sunflower House (KS) 93.16 four stars
Kentucky Youth Advocates (KY) 95.91 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Prevent Child Abuse America
228 South Wabash
10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 663-3520
fax: (312) 939-8962
EIN: 23-7235671

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Board Leadership

Andrea Robertson
Board Chair

CEO

Melissa Merrick
President & CEO

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