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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Emerald Youth Foundation

Serving urban children and equipping them to be leaders

four stars

92.26

1014 Heiskell Avenue Knoxville, TN 37921
tel: (865) 637-3227   Web Site
EIN: 62-1474791

Board Leadership
Doug Kennedy
Chair

CEO
Steve Diggs
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.26 four stars
  Financial 89.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Incorporated in 1991, Emerald Youth Foundation (EYF) is a non-denominational, urban children and youth ministry located in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee. Our ministry grew out of a vision of Emerald Avenue United Methodist Church in 1988 to serve young people in the low to moderate income community of Oakwood-Lincoln Park in North Knoxville. In 1999, EYF started a youth leadership development ministry that is now called JustLead. Our mission is to raise up a large number of just leaders who love Jesus Christ and others, maintain good health, and use their knowledge, skills, and gifts to renew their neighborhoods. Through JustLead and our other ministry opportunities, we serve young people via a growing network of urban churches.

Incorporated in 1991, Emerald Youth Foundation (EYF) is a non-denominational, urban children and youth ministry located in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee. Our ministry grew out of a vision of Emerald Avenue United Methodist Church in 1988 to serve young people in the low to moderate income community of Oakwood-Lincoln Park in North Knoxville. In 1999, EYF started a youth leadership development ministry that is now called JustLead. Our mission is to raise up a large number of just leaders who love Jesus Christ and others, maintain good health, and use their knowledge, skills, and gifts to renew their neighborhoods. Through JustLead and our other ministry opportunities, we serve young people via a growing network of urban churches.

Financial

three stars

89.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
66.9%
  Administrative Expenses 18.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.23
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Emerald Youth Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Emerald Youth Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Emerald Youth Foundation (TN) 92.26 four stars
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Rancho Cielo Youth Campus (CA) 91.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,330,545
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $215,441
Total Contributions $6,545,986
   Program Service Revenue $153,419
Total Primary Revenue $6,699,405
   Other Revenue $365,859
TOTAL REVENUE $7,065,264
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,423,036
   Administrative Expenses $567,154
   Fundraising Expenses $621,076
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,611,266
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,453,998
   
Net Assets $10,520,763

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Emerald Youth Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.26 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 92.41 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.29 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 87.81 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 92.04 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 90.77 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 76.86 two stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 83.33 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 74.32 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 71.11 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 72.39 two stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 89.93 three stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 85.74 three stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 91.94 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 92.44 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 89.62 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 85.29 three stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 92.85 four stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 89.76 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 62-1474791
Name in IRS Master File EMERALD YOUTH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code O50
NTEE Classification Youth Development Programs, Other
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious 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 August, 1992
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$111,180 3.07% Steve Diggs Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Emerald Youth Foundation
1014 Heiskell Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921
tel: (865) 637-3227
fax: (865) 637-7399
EIN: 62-1474791

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Board Leadership

Doug Kennedy
Chair

CEO

Steve Diggs
President, CEO

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