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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Potter Children's Home & Family Ministries

Delivering God's justice and mercy to children and families in need

two stars

78.89

2350 Nashville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101
tel: (270) 843-3038   Web Site
EIN: 61-0458379

Board Leadership
Bob Raby
Chairman

CEO
Ralph Brewer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.89 two stars
  Financial 76.99 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1914, the Potter Children's Home & Family Ministries works to be a tool in the hands of supporting churches of Christ and individual Christians to deliver God's justice and mercy to children and families in need. Our Residential Group Care program is at the core of our ministries. This program is for children ages 6-18 years old who are in need of a loving, stable, structured home environment. Our Single Parent Alliance for Raising Kids (SPARK) program allows families to stay together during their recovery from a divorce, desertion or death. The Transitional Living ministry is designed to serve young people ages 18-23 who have little or no support from their families. We also offer foster care and Christian counseling.

Established in 1914, the Potter Children's Home & Family Ministries works to be a tool in the hands of supporting churches of Christ and individual Christians to deliver God's justice and mercy to children and families in need. Our Residential Group Care program is at the core of our ministries. This program is for children ages 6-18 years old who are in need of a loving, stable, structured home environment. Our Single Parent Alliance for Raising Kids (SPARK) program allows families to stay together during their recovery from a divorce, desertion or death. The Transitional Living ministry is designed to serve young people ages 18-23 who have little or no support from their families. We also offer foster care and Christian counseling.

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Financial

two stars

76.99

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
71.9%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Potter Children's Home & Family Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Potter Children's Home & Family Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Potter Children's Home & Family Ministries (KY) 78.89 two stars
Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina (NC) 86.12 three stars
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (OH) 95.04 four stars
The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers (ME) 91.88 four stars
The Mockingbird Society (WA) 88.04 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,885,413
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $231,503
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,116,916
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,116,916
   Other Revenue $268,106
TOTAL REVENUE $3,385,022
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,561,775
   Administrative Expenses $349,169
   Fundraising Expenses $293,845
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,204,789
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,180,233
   
Net Assets $776,474

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
Foster Care Program $860,246 55.1%
Single Parent Program $701,529 44.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 78.89 two stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 81.69 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 67.99 one star
2015-12 06/01/2017 76.81 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.27 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 75.61 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 78.37 two stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 72.86 two stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 68.33 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 65.72 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 56.47 one star
2008-12 11/01/2009 70.66 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 64.84 one star
2006-12 06/01/2008 69.50 one star
2005-12 02/01/2008 68.38 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 61-0458379
Name in IRS Master File POTTER CHILDRENS HOME AND FAMILY MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 January, 1952
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$92,557 4.19% Ralph Brewer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Potter Children's Home & Family Ministries (KY) 78.89 two stars
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children (NY) 85.27 three stars
Gift of Adoption Fund (IL) 89.68 three stars
The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers (ME) 91.88 four stars
Lifesong for Orphans (IL) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Potter Children's Home & Family Ministries
2350 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
tel: (270) 843-3038
EIN: 61-0458379

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2350 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101

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Board Leadership

Bob Raby
Chairman

CEO

Ralph Brewer
Executive Director

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