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Promises2Kids

Creating a Brighter Future for Foster Children

four stars

91.86

9400 Ruffin Court Suite A
San Diego, CA 92123
tel: (858) 278-4400   Web Site
EIN: 95-3655288

Board Leadership
Rob Pedersen
Chair

CEO
Tonya Torosian
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.86 four stars
  Financial 89.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Promises2Kids, originally founded as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation in 1981, is a leading advocate in addressing the issues facing foster children in San Diego County. In the early nineties, the Foundation raised over $12 million to build the A.B. and Jessie Polinksy Children's Center, which is San Diego County's emergency shelter for abused and neglected children and protects over 1,000 children each year. Promises2Kids has since worked diligently and effectively to identify, fund, and implement approaches that meet specific needs of current and former San Diego foster youth. Through its programs and services, Promises2Kids is dedicated to its mission of Creating a Brighter Future for Foster Children. Promises2Kids focuses its resources on its core programs: Guardian Scholars, Camp Connect, the Polinsky Children's Center and Foster Funds.

Promises2Kids, originally founded as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation in 1981, is a leading advocate in addressing the issues facing foster children in San Diego County. In the early nineties, the Foundation raised over $12 million to build the A.B. and Jessie Polinksy Children's Center, which is San Diego County's emergency shelter for abused and neglected children and protects over 1,000 children each year. Promises2Kids has since worked diligently and effectively to identify, fund, and implement approaches that meet specific needs of current and former San Diego foster youth. Through its programs and services, Promises2Kids is dedicated to its mission of Creating a Brighter Future for Foster Children. Promises2Kids focuses its resources on its core programs: Guardian Scholars, Camp Connect, the Polinsky Children's Center and Foster Funds.

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Financial

three stars

89.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.84
  Program Expenses Growth 11.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Promises2Kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Promises2Kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Promises2Kids (CA) 91.86 four stars
KC Healthy Kids (KS) 87.15 three stars
ProKids (OH) 92.75 four stars
INCLUDEnyc (NY) 92.80 four stars
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (NC) 97.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,219,203
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $713,200
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $21,300
Total Contributions $3,953,703
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,953,703
   Other Revenue $587,329
TOTAL REVENUE $4,541,032
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,443,056
   Administrative Expenses $90,771
   Fundraising Expenses $638,204
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,172,031
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $369,001
   
Net Assets $7,505,723

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Promises2Kids has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 91.86 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 93.55 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 96.02 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.94 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.97 four stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 94.28 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 91.15 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 89.33 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 89.32 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.31 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 76.92 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 73.63 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 64.39 one star
2006-12 12/01/2007 75.91 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 71.69 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 84.86 three stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 88.26 three stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 96.24 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 95-3655288
Name in IRS Master File PROMISES2KIDS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 February, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,026 3.83% Tonya Torosian Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Promises2Kids (CA) 91.86 four stars
ChildSafe (TX) 90.15 four stars
Greater Richmond SCAN (VA) 87.55 three stars
Fair Chance (DC) 88.93 three stars
CASA of Los Angeles (CA) 85.08 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Promises2Kids
9400 Ruffin Court
Suite A
San Diego, CA 92123
tel: (858) 278-4400
EIN: 95-3655288

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Board Leadership

Rob Pedersen
Chair

CEO

Tonya Torosian
Chief Executive Officer

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