Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Promises2Kids

Creating a Brighter Future for Foster Children

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four stars

93.55

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 93.55 four stars
  Financial 91.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

four stars

91.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.91
  Program Expenses Growth 10.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,984,279
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $424,236
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,408,515
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,408,515
   Other Revenue $470,710
TOTAL REVENUE $3,879,225
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,059,912
   Administrative Expenses $134,497
   Fundraising Expenses $516,706
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,711,115
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $168,110
   
Net Assets $6,935,575

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$161,436 4.35% Tonya Torosian Board Member

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Promises2Kids (CA) 93.55 four stars
CASA of Los Angeles (CA) 85.08 three stars
Prevent Child Abuse America (IL) 96.30 four stars
Greater Richmond SCAN (VA) 87.55 three stars
ProKids (OH) 92.75 four 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