Better Business Bureau Report for
Action for Healthy Kids

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Action for Healthy Kids
Address: 600 West Van Buren Street
Suite 720
  Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 800-416-5136
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2003, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Action for Healthy Kids' (AFHK) mission is to engage diverse organizations, leaders and volunteers in actions that foster sound nutrition and physical activity in children, youth and schools. Their vision is that all kids will develop the lifelong habits necessary to promote health and learning.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Action for Healthy Kids meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Founded in 2002, Action for Healthy Kids is a national non-profit organization that addresses the childhood obesity epidemic by transforming schools into healthier places. With the support of more than 65,000 volunteers and champions (parents, teachers, health professionals, community members and more) and 75 national partner organizations, AFHK has reached more than 25,000 schools and 10.8 million children to date with their programs and resources. With one in three children being overweight or obese and health care costs for obesity and its related diseases costing the United States an estimated $210 billion annually, the US is a nation in crisis. AFHK works to improve community wellbeing by focusing on preventing and reducing childhood obesity and food insecurity through educational efforts, school programs, financial support for program implementation, and grassroots volunteerism to create transformative school wellness improvements.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Action for Healthy Kids's program expenses were:

National activities 2,519,633
State team activities 901,169
Total Program Expenses: $3,420,802
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Chief Executive : Robert Bisceglie, CEO

Chair of the Board: Reginald L. Washington, MD
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Denver

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 16

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,357,700, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Action for Healthy Kids's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 2,970,193
Government grants 283,537
In-kind contributions 103,970
Conferences and other 73,121
Interest income 581
Total Income $3,431,402


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $3,431,402
Program expenses $3,420,802
Fund raising expenses 203,732
Administrative expenses 284,965
Total expenses $3,909,499
Expenses in Excess of Income (478,097)
Beginning net assets 3,251,654
Ending net assets 2,455,364
Total liabilities 545,623
Total assets $3,000,987

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