Better Business Bureau Report for
Spaulding For Children

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2015


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: Spaulding For Children
Address: 8582 Katy Freeway, Ste. 100
  Houston, TX 77024
Phone: 713-681-6991
Web Address: www.spauldingforchildren.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1980, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Providing children in need of a loving home with the joy of having one. Spaulding for Children values building and sustaining strong, nurturing families for children who have endured abuse, neglect or abandonment.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Spaulding For Children meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

Spaulding for Children builds and sustains strong, nurturing families for children who have endured abuse, neglect or abandonment. Services provided by the Organization include foster care for children who are waiting permanent placement; recruitment of adoptive families; education for adoptive families; adoptive placement activities; supervision of adoptive families; active parent support groups; and post adoption services such as individual, family and group therapy, respite care, day treatment and residential treatment. FOSTER CARE: In 2013, Spaulding for Children provided 21,120 days of care for 120 children in the Greater Houston area; 23 children were adopted by their foster parents through Spaulding for Children. SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTION: In 2013, Spaulding for Children placed 69 children in permanent families; 68 children officially became part of their "forever families" when their adoptions were finalized. POST ADOPTION: In 2013, Spaulding for Children provided post adoption services to 418 children and 2,983 hours of case management services.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, Spaulding For Children's program expenses were:

  
Foster Care Program 1,065,006
Post Adoption Program 680,034
Core Adoption Program 490,406
Total Program Expenses: $2,235,446
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Vikki Finley, President and CEO
Compensation*: 
$105,464

Chair of the Board: John Seo, Board Chair
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Shell Exploration & Production Company, Finance Manager, Wells and Technology

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 26

*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 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,422,556, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on Spaulding For Children's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Fees from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services 1,082,140
Contributions and grants 509,421
Federal and state awards 466,490
United Way allocation 235,443
Special events, net of direct donor benefit cost of $21,653 129,062
Investment income 44,616
Program service fees 27,827
Loss on disposal of equipment -5,075
Total Income $2,489,924


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 92%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $2,489,924
Program expenses $2,235,446
Fund raising expenses 78,006
Administrative expenses 112,024
Total expenses $2,425,476
Income in Excess of Expenses 64,448
Beginning net assets 787,701
Ending net assets 852,149
Total liabilities 151,303
Total assets $1,003,452


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Complaints

              

The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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