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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Family Giving Tree

Granting Children's Wishes for Joy and Learning

90.13

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

Board Leadership
Mona Taylor
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Cullenbine
Executive Director / CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.13
  Financial 86.05
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1990, the Family Giving Tree's mission is to connect those who can give to those in need with educational support, gifts, and volunteerism. 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 matches exact wishes for children, families, and seniors from low-income households in the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding communities. Our Back to School Drive provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in our communities. In December 2021, Family Giving Tree anticipates serving its two millionth recipient.

Founded in 1990, the Family Giving Tree's mission is to connect those who can give to those in need with educational support, gifts, and volunteerism. 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 matches exact wishes for children, families, and seniors from low-income households in the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding communities. Our Back to School Drive provides backpacks filled with school supplies to students in our communities. In December 2021, Family Giving Tree anticipates serving its two millionth recipient.

Financial

86.05

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  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.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from our clients
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We have made several changed based on feedback we received - removing gender from backpack tags - removing age limitations from toy choices (from the feedback of disabled persons) - removing gender restrictions from toy choices - adding transgender as a choice for the Holiday wishcards
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Family Giving Tree (CA) 90.13
Storyteller Children's Center (CA) 89.90
The Empty Stocking Fund (GA) 93.78
Operation Breakthrough (MO) 97.05
Amigos For Kids (FL) 86.70

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,985,440
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,985,440
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,985,440
   Other Revenue $85,395
TOTAL REVENUE $6,070,835
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,359,572
   Administrative Expenses $362,940
   Fundraising Expenses $130,296
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,852,808
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $218,027
   
Net Assets $1,298,727

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 $3,376,613 63.0%
Back to School Drive $1,982,959 37.0%

Ratings History
Family Giving Tree has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-04 03/01/2020 90.13
2018-04 04/01/2019 90.84
2017-03 04/01/2018 91.35
2017-03 03/01/2018 84.02
2016-03 04/01/2017 93.62
2015-03 07/01/2016 94.69
2015-03 06/01/2016 93.98
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 93.29
2014-03 07/01/2015 93.89
2013-03 07/01/2014 94.81
2012-03 12/20/2013 91.27
2012-03 11/01/2013 90.37
2011-03 11/01/2011 86.71
2010-03 09/20/2011 88.80
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 12/22/2010 81.81
2009-03 07/01/2010 91.03
2008-03 04/01/2009 91.05
2007-03 04/01/2008 94.10
2005-09 02/01/2007 83.78
2004-09 11/01/2005 83.98

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, 2019
  • April, 2018
  • April, 2017
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,320 2.32% Jennifer Cullenbine-Pietrasik Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Family Giving Tree (CA) 90.13
Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries (AR) 94.97
Fred Rogers Productions (PA) 90.71
Casa de Esperanza de los Niños Inc. (TX) 88.13
Youth Haven, Florida (FL) 95.04

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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

Mona Taylor
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Cullenbine
Executive Director / CEO

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