Better Business Bureau Report for
Spaulding For Children

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 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: Spaulding For Children
Address: 8582 Katy Freeway, Ste. 100
  Houston, TX 77024
Phone: 713-681-6991
Web Address:
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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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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, 2014, Spaulding For Children's program expenses were:

Foster Care Program 1,012,849
Post Adoption Program 637,679
Core Adoption Program 483,859
Total Program Expenses: $2,134,387
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Chief Executive : Vikki Finley, President and CEO

Chair of the Board: John Seo, Board Chair
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Shell Exploration & Production Co., Finance Manager, Well & Technology

Board Size: 17

Paid Staff Size: 25

*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 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,448,291, 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 Spaulding For Children's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Fees from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services 1,004,031
Federal and State Awards 518,726
Contributions and grants 512,620
United Way Allocation 220,008
Special events, net of direct donor benefit cost of $28,862 196,937
Program Service fees 26,599
Investment income 4,855
Total Income $2,483,776


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 90%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $2,483,776
Program expenses $2,134,387
Fund raising expenses 97,313
Administrative expenses 132,359
Total expenses $2,364,059
Income in Excess of Expenses 119,717
Beginning net assets 852,149
Ending net assets 971,866
Total liabilities 122,424
Total assets $1,094,290

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The BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

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