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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County

Making a difference . . .one child at a time

four stars

90.53

1505 East Seventeenth Street Suite 214
Santa Ana, CA 92705
tel: (714) 619-5151   Web Site
EIN: 33-0069334

Board Leadership
Ted Nark
Chairman

CEO
Regan Phillips
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.53 four stars
  Financial 86.95 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1985, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County serves children who, for their own protection, have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Judges refer the most serious cases of child abuse and neglect to CASA so that one volunteer can consistently spend time with one child, building a relationship and ensuring that each child is receiving the support and attention he or she needs and deserves while going through the foster care process. In addition, CASA volunteers independently monitor the child's circumstances and provide fact based information to the court in the best interest of a child, and advocate for a safe and permanent home for each child.

Founded in 1985, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County serves children who, for their own protection, have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Judges refer the most serious cases of child abuse and neglect to CASA so that one volunteer can consistently spend time with one child, building a relationship and ensuring that each child is receiving the support and attention he or she needs and deserves while going through the foster care process. In addition, CASA volunteers independently monitor the child's circumstances and provide fact based information to the court in the best interest of a child, and advocate for a safe and permanent home for each child.

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Financial

three stars

86.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
77.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County (CA) 90.53 four stars
Florida's Children First (FL) 86.28 three stars
Promises2Kids (CA) 91.86 four stars
CHIP of Roanoke Valley (VA) 90.71 four stars
Children's Action Alliance (AZ) 93.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,074,657
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $15,926
   Fundraising Events $1,680,214
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $201,929
Total Contributions $4,972,726
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,972,726
   Other Revenue $1,615
TOTAL REVENUE $4,974,341
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,074,978
   Administrative Expenses $189,178
   Fundraising Expenses $343,978
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,608,134
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,366,207
   
Net Assets $4,157,562

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
Advocacy and Mentoring $2,074,978 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 12/01/2019 90.53 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 87.81 three stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 87.67 three stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 84.02 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 82.18 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 82.26 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 82.07 three stars
2013-09 07/01/2014 87.37 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 86.50 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 89.75 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.70 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 85.38 three stars
2009-06 09/01/2010 86.14 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 93.00 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 95.55 four stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 92.62 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 79.90 two stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 77.50 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 33-0069334
Name in IRS Master File COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE
NTEE Code R20
NTEE Classification Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (327) Prevention of cruelty to children
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 June, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Regan Phillips Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$176,964 6.78% Kathryn Seebold Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County (CA) 90.53 four stars
KC Healthy Kids (KS) 87.15 three stars
INCLUDEnyc (NY) 86.94 three stars
CHIP of Roanoke Valley (VA) 90.71 four stars
CASA of St. Louis (MO) 87.83 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County
1505 East Seventeenth Street
Suite 214
Santa Ana, CA 92705
tel: (714) 619-5151
fax: (714) 619-5152
EIN: 33-0069334

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Board Leadership

Ted Nark
Chairman

CEO

Regan Phillips
CEO

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