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Connecticut Voices for Children

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

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four stars

90.86

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

Board Leadership
David Nee
Chair

CEO
Sharon Langer
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.86 four stars
  Financial 89.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

89.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.22
  Program Expenses Growth -5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
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) 90.86 four stars
Voices for Utah Children (UT) 90.58 four stars
CASA of the Pikes Peak Region (CO) 88.82 three stars
CASA of Travis County (TX) 91.53 four stars
San Francisco CASA (CA) 90.48 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,378,307
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,378,307
   Program Service Revenue $4,724
Total Primary Revenue $1,383,031
   Other Revenue $8,583
TOTAL REVENUE $1,391,614
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $898,642
   Administrative Expenses $193,774
   Fundraising Expenses $59,080
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,151,496
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $240,118
   
Net Assets $2,535,784

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
Education Equity and Excellence $308,838 34.4%
Equity for all advocacy $236,544 26.3%
Inclusive Economic Growth and Prosperity $227,016 25.3%
Thriving Families $126,244 14.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 90.86 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 89.48 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 88.22 three stars
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]
Ruling Date October, 1995
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
$132,584 11.51% Ellen J. Shemitz Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Connecticut Voices for Children (CT) 90.86 four stars
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County (CA) 87.81 three stars
Prevent Child Abuse America (IL) 96.30 four stars
Promises2Kids (CA) 93.55 four stars
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Collin County (TX) 91.33 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

David Nee
Chair

CEO

Sharon Langer
Interim Executive Director

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