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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

KaBOOM!

play matters for all kids

three stars

88.43

4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite ML-1
Washington, DC 20008
tel: (202) 659-0215   Web Site
EIN: 52-1970904

Board Leadership
Ron Lumbra
Board Chair

CEO
James Siegal
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.43 three stars
  Financial 83.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

83.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth -0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KaBOOM! on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KaBOOM! on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KaBOOM! (DC) 88.43 three stars
Fifth Avenue Committee (NY) 86.73 three stars
MidTown Cleveland (OH) 88.76 three stars
Eastern Market Corporation (MI) 91.69 four stars
Chicago Cares (IL) 93.73 four stars

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KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. We do this by creating great places to play, inspiring communities to promote and support play and driving the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To achieve our vision, KaBOOM! works to catalyze and create great places to play, empower advocates to promote and protect play, and elevate public discourse around the importance of play. We believe play matters for all kids, because all the science affirms that play is critical to a child's overall health, development and well-being. Moreover, play can help tackle a number of urgent issues plaguing our society - especially those endemic among low-income communities.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,529,655
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,529,655
   Program Service Revenue $19,249,609
Total Primary Revenue $25,779,264
   Other Revenue $1,620,156
TOTAL REVENUE $27,399,420
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,451,085
   Administrative Expenses $1,797,011
   Fundraising Expenses $1,886,823
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,134,919
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,264,501
   
Net Assets $12,960,529

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/21/2016 88.43 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 88.09 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.81 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 87.10 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 95.40 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 95.38 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2012 93.20 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 81.19 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.21 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 84.75 three stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 93.63 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 91.33 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 93.69 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 96.43 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 85.87 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 90.84 four 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 52-1970904
Name in IRS Master File KABOOM INC
NTEE Code N32
NTEE Classification Parks and Playgrounds
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(297) Community recreational facilities (park, playground, 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 May, 1996
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$390,849 1.68% Darell Hammond Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. We do this by creating great places to play, inspiring communities to promote and support play and driving the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To achieve our vision, KaBOOM! works to catalyze and create great places to play, empower advocates to promote and protect play, and elevate public discourse around the importance of play. We believe play matters for all kids, because all the science affirms that play is critical to a child's overall health, development and well-being. Moreover, play can help tackle a number of urgent issues plaguing our society - especially those endemic among low-income communities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KaBOOM! (DC) 88.43 three stars
Enterprise Community Partners (MD) 98.57 four stars
Women's Community Revitalization Project (PA) 88.88 three stars
Leadership Memphis (TN) 92.22 four stars
East Lake Foundation (GA) 87.25 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

KaBOOM!
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite ML-1
Washington, DC 20008
tel: (202) 659-0215
fax: (202) 659-0210
EIN: 52-1970904

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Board Leadership

Ron Lumbra
Board Chair

CEO

James Siegal
CEO

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