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Health : Patient and Family Support

Children's Harbor

Serving Seriously Ill Children and Their Families

three stars

81.15

1 Our Children's Highway Alexander City, AL 35010
tel: (334) 857-2133   Web Site
EIN: 57-0892070

Board Leadership
Benjamin Russell
Chair

CEO
Cat Outzen
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.15 three stars
  Financial 77.97 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Children's Harbor's mission is to serve seriously ill children and their families through unique, no-cost services. The Family Center provides patients and their families a place of respite, comfort, and fun. Mental health services are provided to patients and their families through licensed, illness-specific counselors. Other services offered include educational support, scheduled interactive activities, an exercise room, hair salon, nap rooms, library, laundry facilities, and play areas. The retreat facility at Lake Martin boasts 66 acres with extensive water frontage, two zero-entry swimming pools, handicap accessible tree house, miniature golf, basketball and volleyball courts, canoeing, activity rooms and more for families and children to reconnect and meet other families with similar diagnoses. These illness populations include children with cancer, organ transplants, autism, serious burns, the visually impaired, spinal cord injuries, among others.

Children's Harbor's mission is to serve seriously ill children and their families through unique, no-cost services. The Family Center provides patients and their families a place of respite, comfort, and fun. Mental health services are provided to patients and their families through licensed, illness-specific counselors. Other services offered include educational support, scheduled interactive activities, an exercise room, hair salon, nap rooms, library, laundry facilities, and play areas. The retreat facility at Lake Martin boasts 66 acres with extensive water frontage, two zero-entry swimming pools, handicap accessible tree house, miniature golf, basketball and volleyball courts, canoeing, activity rooms and more for families and children to reconnect and meet other families with similar diagnoses. These illness populations include children with cancer, organ transplants, autism, serious burns, the visually impaired, spinal cord injuries, among others.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Total number of counseling sessions performed
2,875
Number of campers enrolled
4,309
Number of camps offered
40
Number of vistors accessing the Family Center
27,182
Number of lessons taught
772
This impact information is current as of August 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

77.97

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.84
  Program Expenses Growth -0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Harbor on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Harbor on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Harbor (AL) 81.15 three stars
Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel (NY) 96.46 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington (OR) 89.95 three stars
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center (OH) 90.07 four stars
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FL) 89.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,307,731
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,307,731
   Program Service Revenue $614,655
Total Primary Revenue $3,922,386
   Other Revenue $68,033
TOTAL REVENUE $3,990,419
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,730,236
   Administrative Expenses $266,425
   Fundraising Expenses $840,627
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,837,288
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $153,131
   
Net Assets $19,490,795

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
The Retreat Facility $1,965,431 72.0%
The Family Center $764,805 28.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 81.15 three stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 79.42 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 82.52 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 79.86 two stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 75.12 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 68.90 one star
2015-12 05/01/2017 79.04 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 79.58 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.39 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 84.80 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 80.65 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 73.10 two 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 57-0892070
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS HARBOR INC
NTEE Code E86
NTEE Classification Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, 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 January, 1996
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$161,035 4.19% Myrle Grate III CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Harbor (AL) 81.15 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga (TN) 87.78 three stars
Cancer Care Services (TX) 87.94 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area (CA) 93.14 four stars
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill (NC) 94.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Harbor
1 Our Children's Highway
Alexander City, AL 35010
tel: (334) 857-2133
EIN: 57-0892070

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Board Leadership

Benjamin Russell
Chair

CEO

Cat Outzen
CEO

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