Better Business Bureau Report for

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

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Uspiritus
Address: 3121 Brooklawn Campus Drive
  Louisville, KY 40218
Phone: 502-451-5177
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Brooklawn

Year, State Incorporated: 1852, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Uspiritus is "Restoring Hope, Instilling Confidence, Furthering Education, Encouraging Spirituality and Faith through a comprehensive continuum of care for vulnerable youth and families". Uspiriitus was created in December 2012 with the merger of Brooklawn Child & Family Services and Bellewood Presbyterian Home for Children.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Uspiritus meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Uspiritus provides a continuum of care to meet the full range of needs - from family preservation and therapeutic foster care to residential care and psychiatric residential treatment and, ultimately, to tranitional and indepentent living.

For the 6 month period ended June 30, 2013, Uspiritus's program expenses were:

PCC program 2,867,362
PRTF program 1,544,827
Foster care services 1,274,213
Clinical and support services 794,163
Independent living 661,558
Plant operations 520,420
Prevention services 350,689
Community based services 261,882
Dietary 257,969
Group home program 146,352
MB Care, LLC 94,555
Activity 72,947
Case management 69,261
Total Program Expenses: $8,916,198
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Chief Executive : David Graves, Interim President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Reed Farley
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Private Business Consultant

Co-Chair of the Board : Bruce Ferguson

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President, The Underwriters Group

Board Size: 27

Paid Staff Size: 287

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

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

In addition, Uspiritus is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 25% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,074,082, 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 Uspiritus's audited financial statements for the 6 month period ended June 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $17,573,618 in unrestricted net assets , $1,255,844 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $3,536,962 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $14,688,445 invested in property, land, and equipment, less accumulated depreciation.

Source of Funds  
PCC program, foster care and independent living 4,469,266
PRTF program 2,774,185
Contributions and grants 1,074,082
Community based services 729,309
Rental and other income 167,858
MB Care, LLC management services 128,924
Change in value of split-interest agreement and third-party trusts 127,076
Unrealized gain on investments 96,214
Case Management 89,400
Gain on investment, MB Care, LLC 77,048
Investment income 70,343
Realized gain on investments 55,240
Group home program 47,216
Total Income $9,906,161


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $9,906,161
Program expenses $8,916,198
Fund raising expenses 269,450
Administrative expenses 960,402
Total expenses $10,146,050
Expenses in Excess of Income (239,889)
Beginning net assets 22,499,465
Other Changes in Net Assets 106,848
Ending net assets 22,366,424
Total liabilities 2,916,620
Total assets $25,283,044

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