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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Child Advocates

Houston's leading voice for the rights of abused children

four stars

91.18

3701 Kirby Drive Suite 400
Houston, TX 77098
tel: (713) 529-1396   Web Site
EIN: 76-0111345

Board Leadership
Eddy De Los Santos
Chair

CEO
Sonya Galvan
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.18 four stars
  Financial 88.19 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1984, Child Advocates mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. We speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive. Volunteers are assigned to the cases of children who have been victims of life-threatening abuse or neglect and, as a result, have been placed in protective custody. They contact caseworkers, interview parents, ensure necessary medical care, look out for educational interests and make recommendations in court regarding the permanent placement of the child. Most importantly, they serve as a constant person for that child to count on during a very tumultuous time. Essentially, our volunteers do whatever it takes to ensure that the needs of the child are being met while that child is in care.

Founded in 1984, Child Advocates mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. We speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive. Volunteers are assigned to the cases of children who have been victims of life-threatening abuse or neglect and, as a result, have been placed in protective custody. They contact caseworkers, interview parents, ensure necessary medical care, look out for educational interests and make recommendations in court regarding the permanent placement of the child. Most importantly, they serve as a constant person for that child to count on during a very tumultuous time. Essentially, our volunteers do whatever it takes to ensure that the needs of the child are being met while that child is in care.

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Financial

three stars

88.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Child Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Child Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Child Advocates (TX) 91.18 four stars
Center for the Study of Social Policy (DC) 87.07 three stars
Child Advocates San Antonio (TX) 90.95 four stars
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (NC) 97.66 four stars
Voices for Utah Children (UT) 89.94 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,235,414
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,104,409
   Related Organizations $317,160
   Government Grants $1,893,150
Total Contributions $5,550,133
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,550,133
   Other Revenue $20,367
TOTAL REVENUE $5,570,500
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,600,331
   Administrative Expenses $574,707
   Fundraising Expenses $540,909
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,715,947
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-145,447
   
Net Assets $9,437,401

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
Training and Supervision of Court Appointed Volunteers $4,600,331 100.0%

Ratings History
Child Advocates has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 91.18 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 91.93 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 96.55 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 96.11 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.89 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 91.25 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.45 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 93.48 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 93.56 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 97.08 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.25 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 93.70 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 91.39 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 91.11 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 75.65 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 75.69 two stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 75.86 two stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 69.90 one star
2002-12 04/01/2004 75.32 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 76-0111345
Name in IRS Master File CHILD ADVOCATES INCORPORATED
NTEE Code I5X
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 (327) Prevention of cruelty to children
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 October, 1984
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,274 2.69% Sonya Galvan Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Child Advocates (TX) 91.18 four stars
Promises2Kids (CA) 91.88 four stars
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PA) 86.27 three stars
ChildSafe (TX) 88.09 three stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County (TX) 90.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Child Advocates
3701 Kirby Drive
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77098
tel: (713) 529-1396
fax: (713) 529-1390
EIN: 76-0111345

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Board Leadership

Eddy De Los Santos
Chair

CEO

Sonya Galvan
CEO

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