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Human Services : Social Services

The Blue Bench

Putting an end to sexual assault through prevention and care

88.53

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

Board Leadership
Victoria Cunningham
Chair

CEO
Megan Carvajal
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.53
  Financial 85.38
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

85.38

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 13.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Blue Bench (CO) 88.53
WEAVE (CA) 90.71
Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. (DVIS) (OK) 94.29
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (WI) 90.19
Human Options (CA) 97.07

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,464,921
   Federated Campaigns $22,216
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $77,692
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $786,461
Total Contributions $2,351,290
   Program Service Revenue $57,420
Total Primary Revenue $2,408,710
   Other Revenue $106,907
TOTAL REVENUE $2,515,617
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,986,108
   Administrative Expenses $142,105
   Fundraising Expenses $384,982
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,513,195
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,422
   
Net Assets $1,261,320

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
Therapy/Advocacy $1,101,835 55.5%
Canvass/Community Outreach $474,744 23.9%
Sexual Violence Prevention Education $409,529 20.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 88.53
2018-12 02/01/2020 89.40
2017-12 03/01/2019 89.35
2017-12 02/01/2019 88.26
2016-12 04/01/2018 89.19
2016-12 03/01/2018 88.11
2015-12 02/01/2017 87.38
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.57
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 77.92
2013-12 08/01/2015 73.54
2012-12 04/01/2014 78.51
2011-12 07/01/2013 74.20
2010-12 02/01/2012 72.25
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.66
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 75.25
2008-12 04/01/2010 73.16
2007-12 12/01/2008 69.51
2006-12 10/01/2007 70.25
2005-12 10/01/2006 73.76
2004-12 12/01/2005 62.21

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

EIN 84-0905184
Name in IRS Master File THE BLUE BENCH
NTEE Code F42
NTEE Classification Rape Victim Services
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
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 November, 1983
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$97,805 3.89% Karmen Carter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Blue Bench (CO) 88.53
Safe Harbor (WI) 89.17
Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County (PA) 85.39
The Family Place (TX) 92.29
The Spring of Tampa Bay (FL) 92.56

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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

Victoria Cunningham
Chair

CEO

Megan Carvajal
Executive Director

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