Human Services : Social Services

The Blue Bench

Putting an end to sexual assault through prevention and care

three stars

89.40

P.O. Box 18951 Denver, CO 80218
tel: (303) 329-9922   Web Site
EIN: 84-0905184

Board Leadership
Lori Boccato
Chair

CEO
Karmen Carter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.40 three stars
  Financial 85.01 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Blue Bench (formerly RAAP) is metropolitan Denver's only comprehensive sexual assault prevention and support center. Since our founding in 1983 we've worked tirelessly to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and our community. Our hope is to one day live in a world where sexual assault no longer exists; where there are no more victims, friends and families suffering in its wake. This is what inspires our efforts. And until that day comes, our work is not complete. Inspired by the courage of one another - as survivors, activists, advocates and community leaders, The Blue Bench has helped hundreds of thousands of Denver-area women and men find the courage to move from victim to survivor.

The Blue Bench (formerly RAAP) is metropolitan Denver's only comprehensive sexual assault prevention and support center. Since our founding in 1983 we've worked tirelessly to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and our community. Our hope is to one day live in a world where sexual assault no longer exists; where there are no more victims, friends and families suffering in its wake. This is what inspires our efforts. And until that day comes, our work is not complete. Inspired by the courage of one another - as survivors, activists, advocates and community leaders, The Blue Bench has helped hundreds of thousands of Denver-area women and men find the courage to move from victim to survivor.

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Financial

three stars

85.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 13.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Blue Bench on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Blue Bench on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,706,457
   Federated Campaigns $20,369
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $53,429
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $537,065
Total Contributions $2,317,320
   Program Service Revenue $87,847
Total Primary Revenue $2,405,167
   Other Revenue $-47,864
TOTAL REVENUE $2,357,303
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,737,856
   Administrative Expenses $152,258
   Fundraising Expenses $379,682
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,269,796
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $87,507
   
Net Assets $1,258,898

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,804 4.17% Karmen Carter Executive Director

Mission

The Blue Bench (formerly RAAP) is metropolitan Denver's only comprehensive sexual assault prevention and support center. Since our founding in 1983 we've worked tirelessly to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and our community. Our hope is to one day live in a world where sexual assault no longer exists; where there are no more victims, friends and families suffering in its wake. This is what inspires our efforts. And until that day comes, our work is not complete. Inspired by the courage of one another - as survivors, activists, advocates and community leaders, The Blue Bench has helped hundreds of thousands of Denver-area women and men find the courage to move from victim to survivor.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Blue Bench (CO) 89.40 three stars
The Women's Center of Tarrant County (TX) 95.92 four stars
Women's Center of Greater Danbury (CT) 86.12 three stars
Montgomery County Women's Center (TX) 88.54 three stars
Safe Connections (MO) 89.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Blue Bench
P.O. Box 18951
Denver, CO 80218
tel: (303) 329-9922
fax: (303) 329-9964
TTY: (303) 329-0023
EIN: 84-0905184

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Board Leadership

Lori Boccato
Chair

CEO

Karmen Carter
Executive Director