Better Business Bureau Report for
Tri-County Community Action Agency

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2017


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 1015 Dispatchers Way
  LaGrange, KY 40031
Phone: 502-222-1349
Web Address: www.tricountycaaky.org
Also known as:Tri-County CAA
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1974, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Tri-County Community Action Agency is one of 23 community action programs in the state of Kentucky. The agency serves the core counties of Henry, Oldham, and Trimble. The agency's purpose is to assist people in achieving their maximum level of independence and self-sufficiency while being offered the opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of society and community life by focusing on the positive aspects of their lives.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Tri-County Community Action Agency meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

The Tri-County Community Action provides programs and services for the elderly and low income persons as follows: Elderly Programs: Adult Day Care--provides out-of-home respite care for functionally impaired elderly clients. Activities are designed to provide social interaction as well as support services for families and care givers & are designed for clients to remain independent and in their home environment. Senior Centers--TCCAA operates three Senior Centers that serve as focal points for the rural communities the agency serves. Services include congregate and home delivered meals, client advocacy, education and training, health promotion, recreation, information and assistance, outreach, friendly visiting, telephone reassurance, and transportation. Homecare--assistance to elderly in their home with activities of daily living, personal care, homemaking, grocery shopping. Non Emergency Medical Transportation--transportation services to and from medical appointments for those 60 and older. Family Program Services: These programs offer financial assistance and services for income eligible persons of all ages. Weatherization--provides energy related home repairs to help lower heating and cooling expenses. Repairs can include fixing or replacing the heating system; adding insulation; and stopping air infiltration. Energy Assistance--LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.) provides assistance towards heating expenses during the winter months. Participants must meet income guidelines and be responsible for their heating expenses. Self-Sufficiency--targets families and individuals who are working toward becoming self-sufficient. Services include case management, goal setting, employment skills development, educational enhancement, household and financial management & financial counseling. Emergency Assistance-- provides financial assistance with food, utility, clothing, shelter and medical needs. Families experiencing a temporary financial crisis receive budget counseling along with the financial assistance to help them identify problem areas and to avoid crisis situations in the future. Other Services: Food commodities are provided based on eligibility. Commodity distribution for Oldham county is specifically for senior citizens. Commodities are offered on a monthly basis to both senior citizens and the general population in Henry and Trimble counties. WinterCare program helps clients with electric bills from participating utility companies. Information and Referrals services are provided to clients to help access the available resources within the community.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Tri-County Community Action Agency's program expenses were:

  
LiHeap 303,543
Title IIIB 126,012
CSBG 107,659
Adult Day 89,724
Title IIiC 80,708
Homecare 78,281
Weatherization 69,393
Private Pay transportation 34,992
Weatherization LiHeap 27,096
Local 9,567
Wintercare 7,458
Other 7,247
Winterhelp 6,703
Title IIID 5,747
EFSP 3,660
Total Program Expenses: $957,790
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Brenda Fox, Executive Director
Compensation*: 
$62,654

Chair of the Board: John Logan Brent
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Henry County Judge Executive

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 29

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

              

Method(s) Used:

The primary method of fund raisng is through grants, with over 82% of the agency's revenue generated from federal, state, and local government grants.

In addition, Tri-County Community Action Agency is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were % of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $155,509, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on Tri-County Community Action Agency's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets.

Total assets as reported below include $102,817 invested in net fixed assets.

Source of Funds  
Grant Funds 915,083
Program Fees 75,992
In-Kind Revenue 44,184
Metro United Way 42,363
Contributions 35,762
Fiscal Court 33,200
Other Income 3,261
Interest Income 1,603
Total Income $1,151,448


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%    Administrative: 14%  Other Expenses: 4%

Total income $1,151,448
Program expenses $957,790
Fund raising expenses
Administrative expenses 160,962
Other Expenses 44,184
Total expenses $1,162,936
Expenses in Excess of Income (11,488)
Beginning net assets 543,719
Ending net assets 532,231
Total liabilities 47,805
Total assets $580,036


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