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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

CN Advisory: Low Concern

Cal Farley's

It's where you're going that counts!

three stars

85.44

600 SW 11th Ave Amarillo, TX 79101
tel: (800) 687-3722   Web Site
EIN: 75-0808768

Board Leadership
Rodney Ruthart
Chairman

CEO
Dan Adams
President, CEO

CN CN CN MODERATE CN CN CN HIGH

See Details About This CN Advisory

On December 20, 2017, The Guardian investigated the operations of Cal Farley's, in an article titled, "The Texas boys were beaten, abused, raped. Now all they want is an apology." For this reason, we have issued a Low Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the investigation, please see The Guardian article.

  • On December 20, 2017, The Amarillo Globe-News published an article titled, "Boys Ranch acknowledges, apologizes for decades of physical, sexual abuse from ’50s to ’90s." For more information, please see The Amarillo Globe-News article.

  • On December 28, 2017, KUT published an article titled, "Survivors Reveal Rampant Child Abuse At Amarillo Ranch For At-Risk Boys." For more information, please see the KUT article.


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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.44 three stars
  Financial 79.63 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

Founded in 1939, Cal Farley's is one of America's largest privately-funded child welfare providers specializing in both residential and community-based services at no cost to the families of children in our care. Cal Farley's offers three types of services to children and families: residential, educational and community-based. The residential, or campus-based, programs offer children a campus environment where children live in homes or cottages at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch or Cal Farley's Girlstown, U.S.A.. Our basic-care services offer 24-hour supervision in a small community setting. The educational programs provide the children on our campuses academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities. Our community-based services currently offer a variety of resources to children and families.

Founded in 1939, Cal Farley's is one of America's largest privately-funded child welfare providers specializing in both residential and community-based services at no cost to the families of children in our care. Cal Farley's offers three types of services to children and families: residential, educational and community-based. The residential, or campus-based, programs offer children a campus environment where children live in homes or cottages at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch or Cal Farley's Girlstown, U.S.A.. Our basic-care services offer 24-hour supervision in a small community setting. The educational programs provide the children on our campuses academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities. Our community-based services currently offer a variety of resources to children and families.

Financial

two stars

79.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
70.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.32
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.14
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cal Farley's on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cal Farley's on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cal Farley's (TX) 85.44 three stars
Cookson Hills Christian School (OK) 91.14 four stars
Bethel Bible Village (TN) 91.23 four stars
Covenant House Washington (DC) 91.69 four stars
Mercy Multiplied (TN) 91.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,978,452
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $27,312
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $263,955
Total Contributions $22,269,719
   Program Service Revenue $187,595
Total Primary Revenue $22,457,314
   Other Revenue $38,003,722
TOTAL REVENUE $60,461,036
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $33,268,718
   Administrative Expenses $6,552,691
   Fundraising Expenses $7,085,338
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $46,906,747
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $13,554,289
   
Net Assets $445,760,258

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
Boy's Ranch $27,615,491 83.0%
Center for Women & Children $1,834,654 5.5%
Alumni & Program Support $2,069,580 6.2%
Community Based Services $1,748,993 5.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
-- 01/25/2018 --Low Concern Advisory

On December 20, 2017, The Guardian investigated the operations of Cal Farley's, in an article titled, "The Texas boys were beaten, abused, raped. Now all they want is an apology." For this reason, we have issued a Low Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the investigation, please see The Guardian article.

CN 2.1
2015-09 05/01/2017 85.44 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 84.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 84.77 three stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 82.81 three stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 83.89 three stars
2011-09 03/01/2013 78.53 two stars
2010-09 03/01/2012 73.70 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 79.01 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 66.31 one star
2008-09 11/01/2009 68.69 one star
2007-09 04/01/2009 74.06 two stars
2006-09 11/01/2007 62.09 one star
2005-09 05/01/2007 67.60 one star
2004-09 08/01/2006 73.24 two stars
2003-09 02/01/2005 81.99 three stars
2002-09 08/20/2003 92.65 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 75-0808768
Name in IRS Master File CAL FARLEYS BOYS RANCH
NTEE Code P73
NTEE Classification Group Home (Long Term)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (399) Other housing 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 March, 1997
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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$265,125 0.56% Dan Adams President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cal Farley's (TX) 85.44 three stars
Southeastern Children's Home (SC) 92.21 four stars
HOPE South Florida (FL) 91.00 four stars
Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center (FL) 90.70 four stars
The Drake House (GA) 91.55 four stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Cal Farley's Boys Ranch
  • Cal Farley's Girlstown, USA (75-1058914) (75-1058914)
  • Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Foundation (75-1080987)
  • Cal Farley's Boys Ranch & Affiliates (75-2666549) (75-2666549)
  • Cal Farley's Family Program (75-2666550) (75-2666550)

Charity Contact Info

Cal Farley's
600 SW 11th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79101
tel: (800) 687-3722
fax: (806) 372-6638
TTY: (806) 374-7135
EIN: 75-0808768

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1890
Amarillo, TX 79174

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Board Leadership

Rodney Ruthart
Chairman

CEO

Dan Adams
President, CEO

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