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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Families First

Because children should never come last

three stars

87.95

1105 West Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA 30309
tel: (404) 853-2800   Web Site
EIN: 58-1054331

Board Leadership
Julie Salisbury
Chair

CEO
Kim Anderson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.95 three stars
  Financial 87.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.67
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Families First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Families First on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Families First (GA) 87.95 three stars
The Sheepfold (CA) 86.48 three stars
BETA Center (FL) 86.62 three stars
The Exchange Club Family Center of the Mid-South (TN) 85.62 three stars
Family & Intercultural Resource Center (CO) 86.05 three stars

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Since its inception in 1890, Families First has continually strived to provide solutions for children and families facing life's greatest challenges. Families First is the largest and the leading non-profit family service agency in Georgia--- serving more than 40,000 children and families each year and serving metro Atlanta for more than 100 years. Our mission is to ensure the success of children in jeopardy by empowering families. We deliver empowering and sustainable solutions for children and families-improving child well-being, adult self-sufficiency and parenting skills. Families First solutions include residential services for children and young mothers; support services for chronically homeless families; family counseling services; training and skills development for young parents; foster care and adoption services; and programs to engage parents in children's education.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,020,198
   Federated Campaigns $1,318,879
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $470,529
   Related Organizations $274,500
   Government Grants $3,044,883
Total Contributions $19,128,989
   Program Service Revenue $2,719,675
Total Primary Revenue $21,848,664
   Other Revenue $3,800,771
TOTAL REVENUE $25,649,435
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,064,975
   Administrative Expenses $1,551,053
   Fundraising Expenses $801,275
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,417,303
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $15,232,132
   
Net Assets $22,416,039

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
Child and Youth Permanency $4,458,373 55.3%
Healthy Families and Relationships $1,874,341 23.2%
Family Sustainability and Empowerment $1,732,261 21.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.95 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 80.77 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 84.59 three stars
2012-06 02/01/2013 82.13 three 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 58-1054331
Name in IRS Master File FAMILIES FIRST INC
NTEE Code P40
NTEE Classification Family Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or 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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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
$182,730 1.75% Kim Anderson Chief Executive Officer

Since its inception in 1890, Families First has continually strived to provide solutions for children and families facing life's greatest challenges. Families First is the largest and the leading non-profit family service agency in Georgia--- serving more than 40,000 children and families each year and serving metro Atlanta for more than 100 years. Our mission is to ensure the success of children in jeopardy by empowering families. We deliver empowering and sustainable solutions for children and families-improving child well-being, adult self-sufficiency and parenting skills. Families First solutions include residential services for children and young mothers; support services for chronically homeless families; family counseling services; training and skills development for young parents; foster care and adoption services; and programs to engage parents in children's education.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Families First (GA) 87.95 three stars
Families Forward (CA) 99.51 four stars
Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina (NC) 92.23 four stars
The Children's Aid Society (NY) 93.43 four stars
Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service (NY) 90.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Families First
1105 West Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
tel: (404) 853-2800
EIN: 58-1054331

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Board Leadership

Julie Salisbury
Chair

CEO

Kim Anderson
Chief Executive Officer

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