Disable all preview features

Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Family Giving Tree

Granting Children's Wishes for Joy and Learning

four stars

90.84

606 Valley Way Milpitas, CA 95035
tel: (408) 946-3111   Web Site
EIN: 77-0284682

Board Leadership
Joyce Allegro
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Cullenbine
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.84 four stars
  Financial 87.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1990, the Family Giving Tree's mission is to inspire the values of kindness, philanthropy and volunteerism through programs serving local Bay Area communities. We partner with more than 500 schools, service agencies and nonprofits, such as homeless shelters, community centers, rehabilitation houses, and various charitable organizations to stage two major drives each year. The Holiday Wish drive has provided gifts for over one million San Francisco Bay Area children, families and seniors from low-income households. The Family Giving Tree also provides backpacks filled with school supplies to those children in the most need in our communities. Each summer, corporate and community Drive Leaders collect new backpacks full of essential, grade-appropriate school supplies for Bay Area students.

Founded in 1990, the Family Giving Tree's mission is to inspire the values of kindness, philanthropy and volunteerism through programs serving local Bay Area communities. We partner with more than 500 schools, service agencies and nonprofits, such as homeless shelters, community centers, rehabilitation houses, and various charitable organizations to stage two major drives each year. The Holiday Wish drive has provided gifts for over one million San Francisco Bay Area children, families and seniors from low-income households. The Family Giving Tree also provides backpacks filled with school supplies to those children in the most need in our communities. Each summer, corporate and community Drive Leaders collect new backpacks full of essential, grade-appropriate school supplies for Bay Area students.

Impact Information

GlobalGiving is a trusted Impact Information provider for Charity Navigator. GlobalGiving has vetted this charity. GlobalGiving also further provides further information about each charity's commitment to learning and improvement. GlobalGiving's statuses and badges, below, provide information about this charity's effectiveness.  Learn More about Impact Information.
GlobalGiving Status
Partner Status
This organization holds GlobalGiving Partner Status. GG Rewards is the system GlobalGiving uses to reward nonprofits that demonstrate listening to the people they serve, learning, and improving their impact. Organizations receive points which translate into their Status: 52% of organizations are Partner, 22% are Leader, and the top 26% of organizations are Superstar. GlobalGiving is a trusted Impact Information partner of Charity Navigator.
Additional Badges from GlobalGiving
Vetted
This organization has been vetted by GlobalGiving.
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GlobalGiving. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology. Further, the availability of GG Rewards information for charities on our site has no effect on Charity Navigator's evaluation of GlobalGiving.

Financial

three stars

87.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Family Giving Tree on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Family Giving Tree on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Family Giving Tree (CA) 90.84 four stars
Bright by Three (CO) 94.93 four stars
Ignite (IL) 85.79 three stars
All Our Kin (CT) 96.42 four stars
Roca (MA) 92.13 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,948,956
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,948,956
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,948,956
   Other Revenue $20,259
TOTAL REVENUE $5,969,215
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,117,042
   Administrative Expenses $606,105
   Fundraising Expenses $262,837
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,985,984
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-16,769
   
Net Assets $1,082,480

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
Holiday Wish Drive $3,057,451 59.8%
Back to School Drive $2,059,591 40.2%

Ratings History
Family Giving Tree has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-04 04/01/2019 90.84 four stars
2017-03 04/01/2018 91.35 four stars
2017-03 03/01/2018 84.02 three stars
2016-03 04/01/2017 93.62 four stars
2015-03 07/01/2016 94.69 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 93.98 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 93.29 four stars
2014-03 07/01/2015 93.89 four stars
2013-03 07/01/2014 94.81 four stars
2012-03 12/20/2013 91.27 four stars
2012-03 11/01/2013 90.37 four stars
2011-03 11/01/2011 86.71 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 88.80 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 12/22/2010 81.81 three stars
2009-03 07/01/2010 91.03 four stars
2008-03 04/01/2009 91.05 four stars
2007-03 04/01/2008 94.10 four stars
2005-09 02/01/2007 83.78 three stars
2004-09 11/01/2005 83.98 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 77-0284682
Name in IRS Master File FAMILY GIVING TREE
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 July, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • April, 2018
  • April, 2017
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$144,150 2.40% Jennifer Cullenbine-Pietrasik Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Family Giving Tree (CA) 90.84 four stars
The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth (KY) 90.80 four stars
Friends of Chimbote (ND) 86.59 three stars
Childhaven (WA) 92.67 four stars
Clothes To Kids (FL) 90.91 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Family Giving Tree
606 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035
tel: (408) 946-3111
EIN: 77-0284682

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Joyce Allegro
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Cullenbine
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.