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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

94.07

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

Board Leadership
Brenda Jones Harden
Chair of the Committee on the Board

CEO
Matthew Melmed
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.07 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
96.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 30.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.2%
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) 94.07 four stars
Operation Breakthrough (MO) 95.72 four stars
Voices for Children, CA (CA) 85.99 three stars
Common Threads (TX) 91.24 four stars
HomeSafe (FL) 93.64 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $27,697,011
   Federated Campaigns $732
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $28,858,279
Total Contributions $56,556,022
   Program Service Revenue $4,024,187
Total Primary Revenue $60,580,209
   Other Revenue $2,991,734
TOTAL REVENUE $63,571,943
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $43,845,514
   Administrative Expenses $799,668
   Fundraising Expenses $539,045
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $45,184,227
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $18,387,716
   
Net Assets $47,318,931

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 $19,035,698 43.4%
Training, Consulting, Professional, and Member Services $4,950,605 11.3%
Healthy Steps $4,014,414 9.2%

Ratings History
ZERO TO THREE has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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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
$682,166 1.50% Matthew E. Melmed Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$33,600 0.07% Joy Osofsky Board Member
$6,400 0.01% Ross Thompson President
$2,378 0.00% Linda Gilkerson Board Member
$2,000 0.00% John Love Board Member

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ZERO TO THREE (DC) 94.07 four stars
Home of the Innocents (KY) 90.87 four stars
Orangewood Foundation (CA) 92.50 four stars
WestSide Baby (WA) 92.02 four stars
Voices for Illinois Children (IL) 87.17 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Brenda Jones Harden
Chair of the Committee on the Board

CEO

Matthew Melmed
Executive Director

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