Safe Families for Children

Summary

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

Website: www.safe-families.org

Phone: 773-653-2200

Email: info@safefamilies.net


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:


Purpose

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

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating248 of 62412 of 32
Fund acquisition rating212 of 62510 of 32
Resource allocation rating565 of 62531 of 32
Asset utilization rating54 of 6242 of 32

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%6%6%3%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%5%5%2%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%91%92%58%36%64%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%4%6%2%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%9%8%42%64%36%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%73%77%88%90%76%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%118%92%76%126%117%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%86%71%67%114%88%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-18%8%24%-26%-17%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%429%70%72%-128%-64%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%23%17%10%10%24%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.366.155.130.770.982.27
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.281.301.221.001.001.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.658.016.250.770.982.27
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.010.632.121.511.192.01
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.081.590.470.660.840.50
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.18-0.881.015.231.932.67
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%122%39%66%84%50%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
65%-4%12%44%16%22%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$201,747$246,493$331,910$170,540$106,808
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$219,996$286,699$27,597$42,688$45,247
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$421,743$533,192$359,507$213,228$152,055
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$127,430$117,143$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$127,430$117,143$0$0$0
Total assets$549,173$650,335$359,507$213,228$152,055
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$670,402$251,299$238,610$179,610$75,471
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$670,402$251,299$238,610$179,610$75,471
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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$670,402$251,299$238,610$179,610$75,471
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted($947,242)($744,968)$120,897$33,618$76,584
Temporarily restricted$826,003$1,144,004$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets($121,229)$399,036$120,897$33,618$76,584
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$2,606,262$3,310,883$212,973$59,812$188,184
Program service revenue$292,046$296,493$151,739$106,094$107,414
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($394)$5,997$0$0$0
Other revenue($40,217)($2,336)$0$0$0
Total other revenue$251,435$300,154$151,739$106,094$107,414
Total revenue$2,857,697$3,611,037$364,712$165,906$295,598
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$2,458,228$2,570,163$243,425$188,369$261,160
Management and general$771,253$568,723$27,395$20,503$82,684
Fundraising$148,481$194,177$6,613$0$873
Total expenses$3,377,962$3,333,063$277,433$208,872$344,717
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($520,265)$277,974$87,279($42,966)($49,119)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($520,265)$277,974$87,279($42,966)($49,119)

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