Safe Families for Children

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Founded in 2003, Safe Families for Children surrounds families in crisis with caring, compassionate community. We are a volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides hope and support to families in our local communities. Located in 70 cities across the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and beyond, we are motivated by faith to keep children safe and families intact. In many situations, parents or guardians may be incapable of providing a safe and caring environment for their children, putting them at risk of abuse and neglect. In the past, extended family or neighbors stepped in to help families in crisis by caring for their children for short periods of time. Today, however, many families are socially isolated, and their extended family is nonexistent, or unavailable or unable to help. Adding to the problem is the fact that most state child welfare agencies are required under law to rescue only those children who suffer blatant abuse or neglect, leaving thousands of children at risk. Safe Families for Children keeps families together. Research shows that children who grow up in their own families leads to better outcomes in terms of sense of identity, educational attainment, overall stability, and employment.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Safe Families for Children, National Office
4300 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60641


Phone: 773-653-2200


Organization details

EIN: 453194102

CEO/President: David Anderson

Chairman: John Phillips

Board size: 10

Founder: David Anderson

Year founded: 2012

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since:


Creating a world where children are safe and families transformed through radically compassionate communities

Mission statement

Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family-like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating218 of 8177 of 34
Fund acquisition rating234 of 8177 of 34
Resource allocation rating507 of 81725 of 34
Asset utilization rating151 of 8174 of 34

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$356,150$219,996$286,699$27,597$42,688
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$955,687$421,743$533,192$359,507$213,228
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$113,350$127,430$117,143$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$113,350$127,430$117,143$0$0
Total assets$1,069,037$549,173$650,335$359,507$213,228
Payables and accrued expenses$403,161$670,402$251,299$238,610$179,610
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$403,161$670,402$251,299$238,610$179,610
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$403,161$670,402$251,299$238,610$179,610
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$1,424,987$826,003$1,144,004$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$665,876($121,229)$399,036$120,897$33,618
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,685,624$2,606,262$3,310,883$212,973$59,812
Program service revenue$161,256$292,046$296,493$151,739$106,094
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$132($394)$5,997$0$0
Other revenue($10,793)($40,217)($2,336)$0$0
Total other revenue$150,595$251,435$300,154$151,739$106,094
Total revenue$4,836,219$2,857,697$3,611,037$364,712$165,906
Program services$3,091,591$2,458,228$2,570,163$243,425$188,369
Management and general$738,155$771,253$568,723$27,395$20,503
Total expenses$4,049,114$3,377,962$3,333,063$277,433$208,872
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$787,105($520,265)$277,974$87,279($42,966)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$787,105($520,265)$277,974$87,279($42,966)


David AndersonPresident & Executive Director$87,046

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

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