Better Business Bureau Report for
Catholic Charities of Louisville

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


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Catholic Charities of Louisville
Address: 2911 S. Fourth Street
  Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: 502-637-9786
Web Address: www.cclou.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1992, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc. is a member of Catholic Charities USA and an apostolate of the Archdiocese of Louisville. The organization provides an array of social services for people in need, advocates for justice in social structures, and calls the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Catholic Charities of Louisville meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc. responds to the needs of individuals, families and communities in Central Kentucky through a variety of programs including, but not limited to, the following: assisting refugees in resettling; assisting parishes in growing as ministering communities; providing food, clothing and shelter to families in need; and providing counseling services to single pregnant women and adoptive couples. These programs include Adoptive and Pregnancy Services, Immigrant and Refugee Services, Migration and Refugee Services, Interpreter and Translation Services, Advocacy and Education, Senior Services, a Long Term Care Ombudsman Service, Housing Development (for senior citizens), a Prison & Jail Ministry, a Mother-Infant Care Program, the Sister Visitor Center and Disaster Response Services. These programs include Adoptive and Pregnancy Services, Immigrant and Refugee Services, Migration and Refugee Services, Interpreter and Translation Service (in 22 languages), Parish Social Ministry, Advocacy and Education, Senior Services, a Long Term Care Ombudsman Service, Housing Development (for senior citizens), ElderShelter Network, a Prison Ministry, Respect Life Program, Project Rachel, a Mother-Infant Care Program, and the Sister Visitor Center.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Catholic Charities of Louisville's program expenses were:

  
Refugee Programs 10,883,347
Case Managment Services 1,073,021
Language and Immigration Legal Services 982,807
Catholic Identity & External Relations 214,893
Total Program Expenses: $13,154,068
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Steve E. Bogus, Executive Director
Compensation*: 
$83,323

Chair of the Board: Mr. Vernon Rickert, JR
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Family Therapist

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 91

*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, grant proposals, and internet appeals.
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $13,179,017, 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 Catholic Charities of Louisville's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Ending net assets as reported below include $818,373 in unrestricted net assets, $844,556 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $414,220 in permanently restricted net assets.

Unrestricted net assets include $738,670 invested in property and equipment, net, and $79,703 invested in expendable net assets.

Source of Funds  
Refugee Program Grants 10,978,053
Program Fee Income 1,007,111
Donations & Bequests 948,178
Contributions from Archdiocese of Louisville 773,162
Other Grants 479,624
Development fees 107,757
Miscellaneous Income 34,437
Total Income $14,328,322


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 94%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $14,328,322
Program expenses $13,154,068
Fund raising expenses 170,015
Administrative expenses 687,913
Total expenses $14,011,996
Income in Excess of Expenses 316,326
Beginning net assets 1,738,857
Other Changes in Net Assets 21,966
Ending net assets 2,077,149
Total liabilities 1,164,910
Total assets $3,242,059


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