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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Connecticut Voices for Children

Promoting the well-being of all of Connecticut's young people and their families

three stars

88.29

33 Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT 06510
tel: (203) 498-4240   Web Site
EIN: 06-1435280

Board Leadership
Jean Adnopoz
Chair

CEO
Ellen Shemitz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.29 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
89.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth -4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Voices for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Voices for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Voices for Children (CT) 88.29 three stars
ChildSafe (TX) 92.22 four stars
Family First (FL) 92.18 four stars
Alliance for Children (TX) 90.56 four stars
Children's Action Alliance (AZ) 96.00 four stars

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Founded in 1995, Connecticut Voices for Children (CT Voices) is a research-based public education and advocacy organization that works statewide to promote the well-being of Connecticut's children, youth and families. CT Voices advances its mission through high quality research and analysis, strategic communications, citizen education, and development of the next generation of advocates. Some of our goals are to reduce child poverty, assure that all Connecticut's students have the academic and technology skills to thrive in the world economy of the 21st century, continue to build a statewide chorus of informed citizen voices, and to nurture the next generation of citizen advocates.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,285,012
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,285,012
   Program Service Revenue $110,813
Total Primary Revenue $1,395,825
   Other Revenue $7,944
TOTAL REVENUE $1,403,769
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,069,388
   Administrative Expenses $73,692
   Fundraising Expenses $34,887
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,177,967
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $225,802
   
Net Assets $932,631

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
Health Care Monitoring & Policy $344,816 32.2%
Quality Education $227,462 21.3%
Fair Budgeting Work $233,381 21.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.29 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 83.44 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 90.81 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 93.40 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 87.22 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.48 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 73.14 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 73.23 two stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 86.73 three stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 94.15 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 93.98 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 91.06 four stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 90.75 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 06-1435280
Name in IRS Master File CONNECTICUT VOICES FOR CHILDREN INC
NTEE Code P05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
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
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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]
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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
$120,551 10.23% Ellen J Shemitz Executive Director

Founded in 1995, Connecticut Voices for Children (CT Voices) is a research-based public education and advocacy organization that works statewide to promote the well-being of Connecticut's children, youth and families. CT Voices advances its mission through high quality research and analysis, strategic communications, citizen education, and development of the next generation of advocates. Some of our goals are to reduce child poverty, assure that all Connecticut's students have the academic and technology skills to thrive in the world economy of the 21st century, continue to build a statewide chorus of informed citizen voices, and to nurture the next generation of citizen advocates.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Voices for Children (CT) 88.29 three stars
Sunflower House (KS) 85.18 three stars
Child Advocates San Antonio (TX) 91.54 four stars
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (NY) 90.67 four stars
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Collin County (TX) 93.51 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Connecticut Voices for Children
33 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06510
tel: (203) 498-4240
fax: (203) 498-4242
EIN: 06-1435280

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Board Leadership

Jean Adnopoz
Chair

CEO

Ellen Shemitz
Executive Director

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