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International : Development and Relief Services

Kidsave

Because every child needs a family

three stars

80.35

100 Corporate Pointe, Suite 380 Culver City, CA 90230
tel: (310) 642-7283   Web Site
EIN: 91-1887623

Board Leadership
Thomas A. Donohue & James J. Kilcourse
Co-Chairs

CEO
Randi Thompson
CEO and Co-Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.35 three stars
  Financial 72.22 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

72.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
75.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth -4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kidsave on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kidsave on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kidsave (CA) 80.35 three stars
Alliance for Children Everywhere (WA) 88.80 three stars
Children of Promise (IN) 86.33 three stars
Asha for Education (CA) 100.00 four stars
Kids Alive International (IN) 95.05 four stars

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Kidsave is working to move older children out of orphanages and foster care and into permanent, loving families. Kidsave gives older kids in US foster care and foreign orphanages the opportunity to visit with families and build relationships. We work as a catalyst for change, training social workers, orphanage workers and volunteers to help kids find permanent families, and change practices, laws and public financing to increase permanent family care for orphans and youth in foster care. Since 1999, more than 3,000 children have found parents and lasting connections with adults because of our programs. Thousands more orphans and children in foster care around the globe have parents and lasting connections because of our training and advocacy efforts.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,079,297
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $368,663
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $299,967
Total Contributions $1,747,927
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,747,927
   Other Revenue $27,370
TOTAL REVENUE $1,775,297
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,519,171
   Administrative Expenses $179,429
   Fundraising Expenses $38,966
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,737,566
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $37,731
   
Net Assets $680,486

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
Weekend Miracles $366,254 24.1%
Summer Miracles $304,127 20.0%
Support for Permanency Initiatives $267,672 17.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 80.35 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.42 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 74.98 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 71.27 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 85.23 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 81.07 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 80.68 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.94 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 73.04 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 93.01 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 93.07 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 90.47 four stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 89.27 three stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 94.25 four stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 93.90 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 91-1887623
Name in IRS Master File KIDSAVE INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 February, 1999
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,250 8.24% Randi Thompson Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$136,417 7.85% Terry Baugh President

Kidsave is working to move older children out of orphanages and foster care and into permanent, loving families. Kidsave gives older kids in US foster care and foreign orphanages the opportunity to visit with families and build relationships. We work as a catalyst for change, training social workers, orphanage workers and volunteers to help kids find permanent families, and change practices, laws and public financing to increase permanent family care for orphans and youth in foster care. Since 1999, more than 3,000 children have found parents and lasting connections with adults because of our programs. Thousands more orphans and children in foster care around the globe have parents and lasting connections because of our training and advocacy efforts.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kidsave (CA) 80.35 three stars
United Palestinian Appeal (DC) 96.46 four stars
The American Committee for the Tel Aviv Foundation (NY) 86.41 three stars
Children Incorporated (VA) 92.92 four stars
Association for India's Development (MD) 96.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kidsave
100 Corporate Pointe, Suite 380
Culver City, CA 90230
tel: (310) 642-7283
fax: (310) 641-7283
EIN: 91-1887623

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 39293
Los Angeles, CA 90039

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Board Leadership

Thomas A. Donohue & James J. Kilcourse
Co-Chairs

CEO

Randi Thompson
CEO and Co-Founder

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