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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Child Welfare League of America

Making children and families a national priority

one star

67.38

727 15th Street NW 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 688-4200   Web Site
EIN: 13-1641066

Board Leadership
Alex B. Morales
Board Chair

CEO
Christine James-Brown
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 67.38 one star
  Financial 54.57 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), founded in 1920, is the nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization. Our mission is to lead the nation in building public will to ensure safety, permanence, and well-being of children, youth, and their families by advancing public policy, defining and promoting practice excellence and delivering superior membership services. Our focus is children and youth who may have experienced abuse, neglect, family disruption, or a range of other factors that jeopardize their safety, permanence, or well-being. CWLA also focuses on the families, caregivers, and the communities that care for and support these children.

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), founded in 1920, is the nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization. Our mission is to lead the nation in building public will to ensure safety, permanence, and well-being of children, youth, and their families by advancing public policy, defining and promoting practice excellence and delivering superior membership services. Our focus is children and youth who may have experienced abuse, neglect, family disruption, or a range of other factors that jeopardize their safety, permanence, or well-being. CWLA also focuses on the families, caregivers, and the communities that care for and support these children.

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Financial

zero star

54.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
66.0%
  Administrative Expenses 33.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -22.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 594.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Child Welfare League of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Child Welfare League of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Child Welfare League of America (DC) 67.38 one star
Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PA) 94.03 four stars
Alliance for Children's Rights (CA) 96.47 four stars
Greater Richmond SCAN (VA) 86.91 three stars
CHIP of Roanoke Valley (VA) 90.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $212,259
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $212,259
   Program Service Revenue $1,282,293
Total Primary Revenue $1,494,552
   Other Revenue $302,675
TOTAL REVENUE $1,797,227
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,166,624
   Administrative Expenses $555,476
   Fundraising Expenses $11,861
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,733,961
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $63,266
   
Net Assets $-1,567,078

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
Education and National Advocacy $805,442 69.0%
Consultation $359,181 30.8%
Research $2,001 0.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 02/01/2019 67.38 one star
2016-09 02/01/2018 69.85 one star
2015-09 03/01/2017 72.65 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 74.62 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 71.85 two stars
2013-09 07/01/2015 73.90 two stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 74.97 two stars
2011-09 09/01/2012 74.98 two stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 74.89 two stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 72.59 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 64.32 one star
2008-09 12/15/2009 63.97 one star
2007-09 02/01/2009 61.27 one star
2006-09 02/01/2008 68.99 one star
2005-09 02/01/2007 66.73 one star
2004-09 02/01/2006 70.09 two stars
2003-09 01/05/2005 73.38 two stars
2002-09 01/01/2004 83.97 three stars
2001-09 04/15/2003 91.96 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 13-1641066
Name in IRS Master File CHILD WELFARE LEAGUE OF AMERICA INC
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(279) Other services or benefits to members or employees
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, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
$191,448 11.04% Christine James-Brown President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Child Welfare League of America (DC) 67.38 one star
Memphis Child Advocacy Center (TN) 88.71 three stars
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Collin County (TX) 91.33 four stars
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (NC) 86.65 three stars
KC Healthy Kids (KS) 87.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Child Welfare League of America
727 15th Street NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 688-4200
fax: (202) 833-1689
EIN: 13-1641066

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Board Leadership

Alex B. Morales
Board Chair

CEO

Christine James-Brown
President & CEO

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