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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Family Giving Tree

Fulfilling wishes, changing lives

four stars

91.35

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 91.35 four stars
  Financial 87.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1990, the Family Giving Tree's mission is to offer assistance to as many people as possible through the Giving Tree programs, by creating a simple and effective way for anyone to enrich their own life by helping others. We work with more than 250 Bay Area social service agencies that supply us with the names and wishes of the children they serve year-round. A wish card is printed for each child, detailing their age, gender, first name and their wish for a holiday gift. Over 900 Bay Area companies, schools and organizations participate in the program by displaying the wish cards, often on trees, in their lobbies and other public areas. It is the generosity of employees, customers and students that make this program a success. By selecting a wish card, they pledge to purchase a special gift for a child in need.

Founded in 1990, the Family Giving Tree's mission is to offer assistance to as many people as possible through the Giving Tree programs, by creating a simple and effective way for anyone to enrich their own life by helping others. We work with more than 250 Bay Area social service agencies that supply us with the names and wishes of the children they serve year-round. A wish card is printed for each child, detailing their age, gender, first name and their wish for a holiday gift. Over 900 Bay Area companies, schools and organizations participate in the program by displaying the wish cards, often on trees, in their lobbies and other public areas. It is the generosity of employees, customers and students that make this program a success. By selecting a wish card, they pledge to purchase a special gift for a child in need.

Financial

three stars

87.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 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)
86.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Family Giving Tree (CA) 91.35 four stars
Arby's Foundation (GA) 94.28 four stars
Orangewood Foundation (CA) 89.71 three stars
Forever Young Foundation (AZ) 96.11 four stars
Eastside Baby Corner (WA) 91.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,455,867
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,455,867
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,455,867
   Other Revenue $5,727
TOTAL REVENUE $5,461,594
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,838,310
   Administrative Expenses $532,475
   Fundraising Expenses $326,682
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,697,467
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-235,873
   
Net Assets $1,198,039

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 $2,846,990 58.8%
Back to School Drive $1,991,320 41.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • April, 2017
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,000 2.66% Jennifer Cullenbine-Pietrasik Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Family Giving Tree (CA) 91.35 four stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (FL) 91.44 four stars
Masonic Home of Georgia (GA) 89.39 three stars
Free The Kids (NC) 89.39 three stars
Southside Early Childhood Center (MO) 89.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Joyce Allegro
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Cullenbine
Executive Director

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