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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Boys Town

Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities

three stars

84.97

14100 Crawford Street Boys Town, NE 68010
tel: (800) 217-3700   Web Site
EIN: 47-0376606

Board Leadership
Kate C. Dodge Kevin P. Mohan
Chair

CEO
The Rev. Steven E. Boes
President, National Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.97 three stars
  Financial 78.97 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

Boys Town is a beacon of hope for America's children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs across the United States. Founded by Father Edward Flanagan in 1917, Boys Town is nearly 100 years strong. Through a continuum of family services, the nonprofit, nonsectarian organization provides the right services at the right time based on a child's or family's needs. Boys Town offers children and families services in their own homes, or, when necessary, family-like out-of-home services to children. Boys Town works with communities and schools in order to meet the growing and more diverse needs of today's children and families. The nonprofit touches the lives of more than 2 million people each year.

Boys Town is a beacon of hope for America's children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs across the United States. Founded by Father Edward Flanagan in 1917, Boys Town is nearly 100 years strong. Through a continuum of family services, the nonprofit, nonsectarian organization provides the right services at the right time based on a child's or family's needs. Boys Town offers children and families services in their own homes, or, when necessary, family-like out-of-home services to children. Boys Town works with communities and schools in order to meet the growing and more diverse needs of today's children and families. The nonprofit touches the lives of more than 2 million people each year.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of children served
233,891
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

78.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.37
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.65
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boys Town on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boys Town on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boys Town (NE) 84.97 three stars
Chestnut Mountain Ranch (WV) 90.58 four stars
Crossnore School (NC) 93.54 four stars
Covenant House Alaska (AK) 89.86 three stars
Covenant House California (CA) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $91,806,571
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,153,486
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $15,409,397
Total Contributions $108,369,454
   Program Service Revenue $197,588,655
Total Primary Revenue $305,958,109
   Other Revenue $98,866,448
TOTAL REVENUE $404,824,557
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $268,637,736
   Administrative Expenses $33,453,325
   Fundraising Expenses $42,937,780
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $345,028,841
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $59,795,716
   
Net Assets $1,309,995,141

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
Boys Town National Research Hospital $137,753,557 51.3%
Nebraska/Iowa $59,255,528 22.1%
Nationwide Boys Town Program $20,614,388 7.7%
Home Campus Education-National Hotline-Public Services $31,214,844 11.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 84.97 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2020 86.60 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2019 85.87 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2018 91.80 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2018 91.80 four stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 90.54 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 91.53 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 89.55 three stars
2012-12 09/01/2014 91.86 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 94.77 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 93.24 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.43 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 96.40 four stars
2008-12 12/22/2010 90.05 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 90.40 four stars
2006-12 08/01/2008 89.45 three stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 86.64 three stars
2004-12 06/01/2006 83.23 three stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 83.99 three 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 47-0376606
Name in IRS Master File FATHER FLANAGANS BOYS HOME
NTEE Code P73
NTEE Classification Group Home (Long Term)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
(600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name FATHER FLANAGANS BOYS HOME
Ruling Date January, 1922
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,581 0.03% Father Steven E. Boes President and National Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$1,000,496 0.28% Kelli Jo Shidler Physician
$570,998 0.16% Richard M. Tempero Physician
$568,335 0.16% Jane M. Emanuel Physician
$557,548 0.16% Mara P. Paradis Physician

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boys Town (NE) 84.97 three stars
High Plains Children's Home and Family Services, Inc. (TX) 94.83 four stars
Covenant House Alaska (AK) 89.86 three stars
Avenues for Justice (NY) 95.07 four stars
Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch (MO) 89.39 three stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Father Flanagan's Boys Home
  • Father Flanagans Boys Home Group Return (35-2274901)
  • Father Flanagan's Trust Fund (36-3680258)

Charity Contact Info

Boys Town
14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, NE 68010
tel: (800) 217-3700
EIN: 47-0376606

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 8000
Boys Town, NE 68010

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Board Leadership

Kate C. Dodge Kevin P. Mohan
Chair

CEO

The Rev. Steven E. Boes
President, National Executive Director

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