Better Business Bureau Report for
Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2013

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: Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky
Address: 7321 New Lagrange Road, Suite 100
  Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: 502-493-0609
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1986, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of the Alliance is to serve those affected by brain injury and brain tumor and their families through advocacy, education, prevention, research, service and support.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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1. Advocacy: BIAK advocates for laws that support our mission. The organization has been instrumental in passing mandatory seat belt laws, a graduated license law, TBI Trust Fund. Currently the organization is advocating for insurance companies to cover cognitive rehab. 2. The organization provides education by sponsoring The Brain Injury Summit. 3. The organization does prevention by hosting helmet give aways 4. The organization has four employees doing outreach with brain injury victims and their families.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, BIAK's program expenses were:

Program Services 363,754
Total Program Expenses: $363,754
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Chief Executive : Chell Austin, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Dr. Elizabeth McKune
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Psychologist

Board Size: 26

Paid Staff Size: 7

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail and internet appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, and planned giving arrangements.
Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $338,341, 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 BIAK's IRS 990 and reviewed financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.

Ending net assets as reported below include $83,279 in unrestricted net assets and $9,367 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $5,793 invested in property and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Grants 136,339
Fundraising events, less direct expenses of $131,143 112,783
Contributions 89,219
Program Fees 26,059
Other Revenue 4,433
Membership Dues 1,725
Investment Income -177
Total Income $370,381


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $370,381
Program expenses $363,754
Fund raising expenses 15,582
Administrative expenses 56,714
Total expenses $436,050
Expenses in Excess of Income (65,669)
Beginning net assets 56,316
Other Changes in Net Assets 102,000
Ending net assets 92,647
Total liabilities 16,653
Total assets $109,300

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