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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Families First

Because children should never come last

three stars

88.33

80 Joseph East Lowery Boulevard, NW Atlanta, GA 30314
tel: (404) 853-2800   Web Site
EIN: 58-1054331

Board Leadership
Delmont A. Early
Chair

CEO
Marybeth Leamer
Interim Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.33 three stars
  Financial 87.70 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

87.70

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.6%
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) 88.33 three stars
Benevilla (AZ) 89.73 three stars
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center (CA) 90.88 four stars
PRISM (MN) 87.83 three stars
ALIVE! (VA) 86.19 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,158,081
   Federated Campaigns $1,042,498
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $846,096
   Related Organizations $652,021
   Government Grants $5,996,569
Total Contributions $9,695,265
   Program Service Revenue $1,841,861
Total Primary Revenue $11,537,126
   Other Revenue $491,360
TOTAL REVENUE $12,028,486
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,220,933
   Administrative Expenses $1,275,340
   Fundraising Expenses $854,585
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,350,858
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $677,628
   
Net Assets $13,708,194

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 $7,933,855 86.0%
Healthy Families and Relationships $1,287,078 14.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 88.33 three stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 87.47 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 85.59 three stars
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]
Ruling Date September, 1942
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$61,303 0.54% Terry Tucker Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$131,542 1.15% Mishawna Moore Interim CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Families First (GA) 88.33 three stars
LISTEN Community Services (NH) 94.42 four stars
Jewish Social Service Agency (MD) 94.74 four stars
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Service (FL) 94.74 four stars
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center (CA) 90.88 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Families First
80 Joseph East Lowery Boulevard, NW
Atlanta, GA 30314
tel: (404) 853-2800
EIN: 58-1054331

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Board Leadership

Delmont A. Early
Chair

CEO

Marybeth Leamer
Interim Chief Executive Officer

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