Disable all preview features

Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

The Committee for Missing Children

Locating missing children

zero star

29.11

934 Stone Mill Run Lawrenceville, GA 30046
tel: (800) 525-8204   Web Site
EIN: 58-2215576

Board Leadership
Bill Waterman
President of the Board

CEO
David C. Thelen
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 29.11 zero star
  Financial 0.00 zero star
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1991, The Committee for Missing Children (CMC) and its photo partners have distributed over two billion images of missing children in elementary schools throughout the USA. Millions of images of approximately 1,500 children have bombarded our nations' elementary schools and, through this method, we have assisted in the recovery of over 1,200 missing children. We are a parent advocacy group and we serve as an information clearinghouse. Our web site is created as a resource for parents of missing children as well as lawyers, other non-profits and non-governmental agencies, and the agencies that must deal with child abduction. Our belief is that the parents of missing and abducted children have a right to be involved in the search for their own children.

Since 1991, The Committee for Missing Children (CMC) and its photo partners have distributed over two billion images of missing children in elementary schools throughout the USA. Millions of images of approximately 1,500 children have bombarded our nations' elementary schools and, through this method, we have assisted in the recovery of over 1,200 missing children. We are a parent advocacy group and we serve as an information clearinghouse. Our web site is created as a resource for parents of missing children as well as lawyers, other non-profits and non-governmental agencies, and the agencies that must deal with child abduction. Our belief is that the parents of missing and abducted children have a right to be involved in the search for their own children.

Financial

zero star

0.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
10.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 87.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.86
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -30.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 150.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Committee for Missing Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Committee for Missing Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Committee for Missing Children (GA) 29.11 zero star
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (VA) 90.90 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,070,574
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,070,574
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,070,574
   Other Revenue $1,300
TOTAL REVENUE $1,071,874
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $77,183
   Administrative Expenses $37,792
   Fundraising Expenses $909,965
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,024,940
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $46,934
   
Net Assets $-28,769

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
Case Management and Parent Advocacy $45,618 59.1%
Informational Database $24,018 31.1%
Photo Distribution $4,116 5.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 09/01/2017 29.11 zero star
2015-08 11/01/2016 29.11 zero star
2014-08 06/01/2016 29.11 zero star
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 29.11 zero star
2013-08 11/01/2014 29.28 zero star
2012-08 11/01/2013 28.86 zero star
2012-08 10/01/2013 28.27 zero star
2011-08 06/01/2012 28.27 zero star
2010-08 11/01/2011 28.93 zero star
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 08/01/2010 32.50 zero star
2008-08 08/01/2009 37.98 zero star
2007-08 06/01/2008 42.36 zero star
2006-08 06/01/2007 52.50 zero star
2005-08 06/01/2006 52.50 zero star
2004-08 06/01/2005 42.50 zero star

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

EIN 58-2215576
Name in IRS Master File THE COMMITTEE FOR MISSING CHILDREN INC
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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
(125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
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 December, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$30,000 2.92% David Thelen Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Committee for Missing Children (GA) 29.11 zero star
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (VA) 90.90 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

The Committee for Missing Children
934 Stone Mill Run
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
tel: (800) 525-8204
fax: (678) 376-6268
EIN: 58-2215576

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Bill Waterman
President of the Board

CEO

David C. Thelen
Chief Executive Officer

[ X ]

Did You Know We Are a Charity, Too?

If even a third of the 7 million people who visited our site last year had donated a dollar to Charity Navigator, we would comfortably meet our annual budget and be able to do what so many of you ask us to do every day--rate more charities!

With the support of users like you, we are currently investing in staff and technology. This will allow us to improve the search and organizational features of our site, making it easier to find the information that matters most to you. We will also continue to enhance our evaluation system and metrics.

So, whether you're a first time visitor or a long time user, we ask for your help in achieving our goal. Your gift of any size is most deeply appreciated! Thank You!

With the support of users like you, we are making it easier to find the info that matters most. Thank you!

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help Center