Better Business Bureau Report for
Little City Foundation

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2017

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Little City Foundation
Address: 1760 W. Algonquin Road
  Palatine, IL 60067
Phone: 847-358-5510
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1957, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Join them in their mission to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are provided with the best options and opportunities to live safely, work productively, explore creatively and learn continuously throughout their lifetimes.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Little City Foundation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Little City engages and supports individuals, families and communities to ensure that children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities can realize their unique potential to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetimes.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Little City Foundation's program expenses were:

Personnel Costs 14,353,194
Other 4,978,747
Professional Services 1,181,987
Total Program Expenses: $20,513,928
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Chief Executive : Shawn E. Jeffers, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Matthew B. Schubert
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Paramount Staffing/CEO

Board Size: 25

Paid Staff Size: 407

*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, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $22,621,752, 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 Little City Foundation's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
State and local government grants and funding 18,937,933
Contributions 2,553,310
Legacies and Bequests 1,612,054
Special Events 1,130,509
HUD Buidling Rental revenue 1,002,061
Other Revenue 488,750
Investment Income 352,624
Contract Service Revenue 151,252
Increase in value of beneficial interest in irrevocable trust 28,422
Net Assets released from restrictions and distributions
Gain (Loss) on sale of assets -21,346
Total Income $26,235,569


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $26,235,569
Program expenses $20,513,928
Fund raising expenses 1,756,543
Administrative expenses 2,254,049
Total expenses $24,524,520
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,711,049
Beginning net assets 3,831,799
Ending net assets 5,542,848
Total liabilities 10,534,649
Total assets $16,077,497

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