Better Business Bureau Report for
Centro Latino of Shelbyville

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: Centro Latino of Shelbyville
Address: 121 Main Street
  Shelbyville, KY 40065
Phone: 502-647-3349
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2002, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Centro Latino of Shelbyville, Inc. is to advocate for the rights and well-being of the Hispanic/Latino people, particularly the most vulnerable, through: partnership, education, and commitment to justice, service, and empowerment, in Oldham, Shelby, Henry, Spencer, and Trimble counties, in Kentucky.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Centro Latino of Shelbyville meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Centro Latino serves as an advocate for the Latino community and provides an array of programs and services that include: -- Study Classes in Spanish Leading to a GED -- English as a Second Language Class -- Computer Operations Class in Spanish - various semesters -- A winter-only English class for illiterate day laborers which is taught with pictures and dialogue in order to entice the men who are embarrassed that they can't read and write to attend class. -- Translation Services -- Assistance with rent and utilities as we are able -- Clothing Distribution for Hispanics & other needy people -- The Advocacy Program which assists individuals and families with many types of problems and issues such as wage theft, domestic violence, rape, medical troubles, transportation, job applications, resumes, applications for food stamps and other government help, immigration problems, families needing temporary shelter, Spanish speaking parents needing help at school with their children, suicidal teen agers and their distraught parents, etc. Last year between 1,300 and 1,400 unique individuals came to Centro Latino for food, clothing and other services. We provided over 15,000 bags or boxes of food to members of the Latino, Black and White communities. -- Food Distribution Daily for Hispanics & other needy people -- Community Resource Referrals: housing, medical and legal -- Book bags filled with school supplies for 75 children -- Volunteer Opportunities -- An educational summer camp program for academically at-risk children in the 7-10 year old age range. 95% of them improved their academic skill levels. -- A place for men to gather daily for coffee, muffins, etc. while waiting for jobs -- A monthly Women's Meeting with child care, a hot meal and an educational presentation by an outside speaker to decrease isolation, promote camaraderie and improved skills for living in this country.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Centro Latino of Shelbyville's program expenses were:

Program services 127,305
Total Program Expenses: $127,305
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Chief Executive : Sister Pat Reno, OP, Director

Chair of the Board: Dr. Betty Shiffman, PhD
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Professor at Jefferson Community and Technical College

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 3

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, and grant proposals.

In addition, Centro Latino is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $155,962, 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 Centro Latino of Shelbyville's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets.

Ending net assets include $384,348 invested in land, buildings, and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Contributions, grants, and similiar amounts received 95,256
In-Kind Contribution of Director 45,600
Fund raising events, net 15,106
Investment Income 1,607
Miscellaneous 300
Total Income $157,869


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $157,869
Program expenses $127,305
Fund raising expenses 10,583
Administrative expenses 12,089
Total expenses $149,977
Income in Excess of Expenses 7,892
Beginning net assets 426,235
Ending net assets 434,127
Total liabilities 40,223
Total assets $474,350

This report was originally issued in December 2013. Financial information was updated in March 2015.

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