Better Business Bureau Report for
Center for Women and Families

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Center for Women and Families
Address: 927 South Second Street
  Louisville, KY 40203
Phone: 502-581-7200
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1989, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Center for Women and Families helps victims of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence to become survivors through supportive services, community education and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency and rebuild lives.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Center for Women and Families meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The agency's history goes back 100 years. Beginning in 1912, women in Louisville provided shelter to victims of spousal abuse out of one room in the old YWCA. Today, the agency serves all victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, skin color, native language, immigration status, ethnicity, ability or economic class. Using an empowerment and education model, the agency provides comprehensive services designed to transform lives as clients move from victims to survivors and from dependency to self-sufficiency. The agency's integrated programs concurrently address domestic violence, sexual violence and economic hardship through emergency services, legal and medical advocacy, counseling, economic empowerment and housing assistance, and prevention education. Services are provided to clients in residence and individuals living in the community. The Center for Women and Families serves 9 counties (7 counties in Kentucky and 2 in Southern Indiana) with a total population of 1,153,000 people. In 2011, the agency reached a total of 34,238 people through our advocacy, counseling, education, prevention, information and referral services. The organization provided direct counseling and advocacy to 8,387 adults and 633 children.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Center for Women and Families's program expenses were:

Advocacy and Support 2,001,484
Shelter Services 1,725,388
Economic Success Program 646,922
Prevention Services 329,068
Total Program Expenses: $4,702,862
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Chief Executive : Marta Miranda, President and CEO

Chair of the Board: Marjorie Farris
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney, Stites & Harbison

Board Size: 24

Paid Staff Size: 110

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

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

In addition, the Center for Women and Families is a Metro United Way member agency

Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,706,188, 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 Center for Women and Families's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $7,320,417 in unrestricted net assets , $1,664,254 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $1,672,450 in permanently restricted net assets.

Unrestricted net assets include ($445,372) in undesignated assets, $248,728 in Board designated assets and $7,517,051 invested in land, building, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 3,971,720
Metro United Way 525,025
Special events, net of direct expenses 209,443
Investment Income 162,135
Program and service fees 86,072
Miscellaneous Revenue 5,547
Total Income $4,959,942


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 15% 

Total income $4,959,942
Program expenses $4,702,862
Fund raising expenses 245,616
Administrative expenses 840,416
Total expenses $5,788,894
Expenses in Excess of Income (828,952)
Beginning net assets 11,334,020
Other Changes in Net Assets 132,053
Ending net assets 10,637,121
Total liabilities 703,219
Total assets $11,340,340

This BBB report was originally issued in January 2013. Financial information in the report was updated in March 2014.

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