Better Business Bureau Report for
ChildSafe Colorado, Inc.

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: ChildSafe Colorado, Inc.
Address: 1148 E. Elizabeth St.
  Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: 970-472-4133
Web Address:
Also known as:ChildSafe
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:ChildSafe Research and Treatment Foundation

Year, State Incorporated: 1998, Colorado
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Our mission is to repair the damage done to victims and their families, reduce the risk of re-victimization, and prevent the cycle of abuse from carrying over into future generations.

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Evaluation Conclusions


ChildSafe Colorado, Inc. (CSC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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One in four girls and one in five boys are sexually abused by the time they reach their 18th birthday. ChildSafe provides a comprehensive outpatient treatment program for victims and their non-offending family members. The program combines individual, group, and family therapy, as well as Neurofeedback -- a form of biofeedback treatment. Therapists work with clients to start healing the trauma of sexual abuse as well as other types of trauma, abuse, and neglect ChildSafe believes in a comprehensive, community-based approach to the problem of child sexual abuse. ChildSafe therapists coordinate services with law enforcement, child protection agencies, schools, medical professionals, and other mental health providers.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, CSC's program expenses were:

ChildSafe Sexual Abuse Treatment Program 421,723
Total Program Expenses: $421,723
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Chief Executive : Valerie Macri-Lind, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Barb Etherton
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Berkshire Hathaway

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 11

*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
Fund raising costs were 15% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $320,544, 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 ChildSafe Colorado, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Program Revenue 245,805
Grants 173,402
Special Events 75,035
Contributions 59,367
In-Kind Contributions 12,740
Interest Income 111
Total Income $566,460


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $566,460
Program expenses $421,723
Fund raising expenses 47,333
Administrative expenses 45,935
Total expenses $514,991
Income in Excess of Expenses 51,469
Beginning net assets 231,058
Ending net assets 282,527
Total liabilities 18,261
Total assets $300,788

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