Better Business Bureau Report for
Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc.
Address: 11001 Bluegrass Parkway, Suite 100
  Louisville, KY 40299
Phone: 502-895-8167
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1977, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Kentucky Youth Advocate's mission is to be a strong voice for all of Kentucky's children by promoting positive public policies.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc. (KYA) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) represents the interests of all Kentucky children by vigorously promoting positive changes and policies that impact children. KYA researches, publishes, and distributes information on emerging policies affecting Kentucky's children, especially those who are poor and otherwise disadvantaged. Program activities include: Case Advocacy KYA provides information and support to a limited number of children and their families in crisis. Several hundred families annually receive vital information that strengthens their knowledge and empowers their family to access needed services. --Public Education-KYA researches children's issues and publishes approximately eight reports each year. These studies generate media coverage and prompt discussion between the public and the state's decision-makers. --Administrative Negotiation-KYA converses with government officials who are responsible for overseeing children's programs. Staff work with administrators to strengthen programs and increase the services available to children in need. --Legislative Monitoring-KYA participates in the biennial sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly. Staff testify before legislative committees, providing insight on children's issues. Special position papers are distributed to legislators which help them frame issues. --Class Action Litigation-KYA takes legal action only as a last resort when the rights of many children are being violated or children are in jeopardy.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, KYA's program expenses were:

Economic Well-Being 242,047
Child Welfare & RCCW 197,497
Education and Juvenile Justice 163,412
Policy Collaborations 160,039
Kids Count 143,134
Health 140,120
Making Connections 130,223
Case Advocacy 77,322
Total Program Expenses: $1,253,794
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Chief Executive : Dr. Terry I. Brooks, Executive Director/CEO

Chair of the Board: Nancy Peterson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Small Business Owner/Operator

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 14

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, and planned giving arrangements.

In addition, Kentucky Youth Advocates is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,471,457, 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 KYA's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $187,667 in unrestricted net assets and $868,340 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $62,004 invested in fixed assets, net.

Source of Funds  
Foundation and ogainizational Grants 1,332,404
Fees for service 190,340
In-kind revenue 104,495
Contributions 34,558
Interest and investment income 410
Miscellaneous 25
Total Income $1,662,232


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 10%  Other Expenses: 1%

Total income $1,662,232
Program expenses $1,253,794
Fund raising expenses 57,414
Administrative expenses 139,435
Other Expenses 14,997
Total expenses $1,465,640
Income in Excess of Expenses 196,592
Beginning net assets 859,415
Ending net assets 1,056,007
Total liabilities 94,227
Total assets $1,150,234

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