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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region

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four stars

90.26

123 South Broad Street Suite 1050
Philadelphia, PA 19109
tel: (215) 790-9200   Web Site
EIN: 23-1352034

Board Leadership
Brad Aronson
Board Chair

CEO
Marcus Allen
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.26 four stars
  Financial 86.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
- Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
- Avoidance of risky behaviors
- Educational success

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region Vision is that all children achieve success in life.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
- Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
- Avoidance of risky behaviors
- Educational success

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region Vision is that all children achieve success in life.

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Financial

three stars

86.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
73.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth 9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (PA) 90.26 four stars
Girls Inc. of Worcester (MA) 90.50 four stars
Timber Bay (MN) 87.53 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia (PA) 86.20 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis (TN) 96.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,544,875
   Federated Campaigns $65,323
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,151,989
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,492,630
Total Contributions $6,254,817
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,254,817
   Other Revenue $-119,732
TOTAL REVENUE $6,135,085
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,301,050
   Administrative Expenses $580,699
   Fundraising Expenses $983,329
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,865,078
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-729,993
   
Net Assets $5,068,926

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
Mentoring $5,103,829 96.3%
Mentor Independence Region $197,221 3.7%

Ratings History
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 90.26 four stars
2016-12 11/01/2017 90.27 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 90.29 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.22 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 93.67 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 84.14 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 79.25 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2012 85.51 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.05 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 84.52 three stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 87.19 three stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 92.62 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 82.70 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 93.23 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 97.84 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 97.91 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 23-1352034
Name in IRS Master File BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS INDEPENDENCE REGION
NTEE Code O23
NTEE Classification Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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, 1948
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$205,679 2.99% Marcus Allen CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (PA) 90.26 four stars
Sherwood Forest Camp (MO) 94.76 four stars
Brigade Boys & Girls Club (NC) 92.21 four stars
More Than Words (MA) 90.58 four stars
North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club (PA) 92.53 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region
123 South Broad Street
Suite 1050
Philadelphia, PA 19109
tel: (215) 790-9200
fax: (215) 790-1465
EIN: 23-1352034

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Board Leadership

Brad Aronson
Board Chair

CEO

Marcus Allen
Chief Executive Officer

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