Better Business Bureau Report for
Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc

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

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc
Address: 1359 W. Washington Blvd
  Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-554-0600
Web Address:
Also known as:N/A
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:N/A

Year, State Incorporated: 1924, Illinois
Affiliates: Samaritas, Inc., McKinley II, Inc., McKinley III, Inc., McKinley IV, Inc., and 4 chapters
Stated Purpose: Their mission is to assist individuals and families who, because of disabilities or other limiting conditions, need help in finding and pursuing paths leading to healthy, productive and fulfilling lives.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Ada S. McKinley, Chicago social reformer and settlement leader, founded the South Side Settlement House in 1919. Her settlement house and community programs played a vital role in the city’s South Side communities during the post-war period and era of heavy African American migration from the South to Chicago. Together with sister Chicago community activists—Jane Addams, Mary McDowell, and Harriet Vittum, Ada S. McKinley helped soothe the tensions of the racial turmoil of her age and addressed community needs with programs and services in areas of shelter, jobs, and food for displaced families from the South, recreational programs for returning soldiers, infant welfare, clubs and activities for boys and girls, and literacy, crafts and trades training for adults. Today, her extraordinary South Side Settlement House has become Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc., a comprehensive, responsive community-based organization working to enable positive change in the lives of individuals and families, thereby strengthening the communities in which they live and work. The human services agency is divided into three division: Behavioral Health and Clinical Services, Child Development and Youth Services, and Employment and Community Support Services. Services rnedered daily include: tutoring, mentoring and college placement for disadvanteaged youth, foster care, residential, youth and family counseling, employment training and placement, special and alternative schooling, daycare. Through its employment services area, McKinley provides job and life skills training and work placment for 1,500 adults with disabilities and/or economic disadvantages. McKinley's foster care services meet the needs fo some 150 children every year.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc's program expenses were:

Employment 14,612,067
Child Day Care Services - Head Start 4,864,807
Counseling 4,334,563
Residential Services - ICFDD 3,264,097
Foster Family Care 3,075,401
Residential Services - CILA 1,775,635
Youth - After School 1,733,721
Special Education 499,046
Total Program Expenses: $34,159,337
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Chief Executive : Jamal K. Malone, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Dr. Roseanne Rosenthal
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Professor, Vander Cook College of Music

Co-Chair of the Board : Brent A. Hawkins

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Co-Chair of the Board : Jacqueline E. Richardson

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired

Board Size: 23

Paid Staff Size: 580

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were % of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $26,050,929, 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 Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Fees and Grants from Governmental Agencies 25,871,141
Rehabilitation Workshops, Contract Revenue, and other Revenue 11,129,197
Contributions 133,262
Net Assets released from restrictions 80,377
Special Events 43,321
United Way of Chicago allocation 3,205
Total Income $37,260,503


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 91%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $37,260,503
Program expenses $34,159,337
Fund raising expenses 93,084
Administrative expenses 3,344,647
Total expenses $37,597,068
Expenses in Excess of Income (336,565)
Beginning net assets 452,656
Ending net assets 4,048,587
Total liabilities 13,224,805
Total assets $17,273,392

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