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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

ZERO TO THREE

Supporting the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families

four stars

92.02

1255 23rd Street NW Suite 350
Washington, DC 20037
tel: (202) 638-1144   Web Site
EIN: 52-1105189

Board Leadership
Walter S. Gilliam
Chair

CEO
Matthew Melmed
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

ZERO TO THREE is a national, multidisciplinary organization that supports the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families. We carry out that mission through a range of activities that inform, educate and support the adults who influence very young children's lives. ZERO TO THREE informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Additionally, we offer comprehensive resources about early childhood development and child and family well-being. We build, prepare and inspire professionals; advance policies and build systems; and raise awareness and inform parents.

ZERO TO THREE is a national, multidisciplinary organization that supports the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families. We carry out that mission through a range of activities that inform, educate and support the adults who influence very young children's lives. ZERO TO THREE informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Additionally, we offer comprehensive resources about early childhood development and child and family well-being. We build, prepare and inspire professionals; advance policies and build systems; and raise awareness and inform parents.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
96.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.03
  Program Expenses Growth 13.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ZERO TO THREE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ZERO TO THREE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ZERO TO THREE (DC) 92.02 four stars
Orangewood Foundation (CA) 91.67 four stars
Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries (AR) 91.80 four stars
Operation Breakthrough (MO) 97.05 four stars
Infant Crisis Services (OK) 91.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,271,889
   Federated Campaigns $3,511
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,146,709
Total Contributions $36,422,109
   Program Service Revenue $4,296,925
Total Primary Revenue $40,719,034
   Other Revenue $1,594,685
TOTAL REVENUE $42,313,719
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $45,687,943
   Administrative Expenses $1,355,380
   Fundraising Expenses $614,388
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $47,657,711
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,343,992
   
Net Assets $48,572,964

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
National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning $13,912,846 30.5%
HealthySteps $8,291,589 18.1%
Policy Center $8,082,179 17.7%

Ratings History
ZERO TO THREE has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 92.02 four stars
2018-09 03/01/2020 96.66 four stars
2017-09 12/21/2018 94.07 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 93.32 four stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 88.81 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.31 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 87.06 three stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 86.15 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 91.55 four stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 91.74 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 91.98 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 06/01/2011 97.24 four stars
2009-09 11/01/2010 95.67 four stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 83.01 three stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 75.17 two stars
2006-09 11/01/2007 81.69 three stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 83.32 three stars
2004-09 11/01/2005 95.65 four stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 95.65 four stars
2002-09 12/01/2003 95.87 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 52-1105189
Name in IRS Master File ZERO TO THREE - NATIONAL CENTER FOR INFANTS TODDLERS AND FAMILIES
NTEE Code P05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(162) Other medical research
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 February, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,026,718 2.15% Matthew E. Melmed Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ZERO TO THREE (DC) 92.02 four stars
First Star (CA) 91.51 four stars
Shoes and Clothes for Kids (OH) 90.94 four stars
Friends of the Children NY (NY) 93.33 four stars
Eastside Baby Corner (WA) 86.99 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

ZERO TO THREE
1255 23rd Street NW
Suite 350
Washington, DC 20037
tel: (202) 638-1144
EIN: 52-1105189

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Board Leadership

Walter S. Gilliam
Chair

CEO

Matthew Melmed
Executive Director

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