Better Business Bureau Report for
St. Louis Organization for Changing Men

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2009
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2010

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: St. Louis Organization for Changing Men
Address: 3960 Lindell Blvd.
Suite 110
  St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-289-8000
Web Address: 314-289-8001
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1978, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To foster peaceful relationships, families, and communities by increasing self-awareness, challenging abuse and control, teaching alternative behaviors, and promoting personal responsibility.

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Evaluation Conclusions


St. Louis Organization for Changing Men (STLOCM) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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RAVEN is a nonviolence education center dedicated to domestic violence intervention and prevention. We operate a 48-week batterer intervention program, a youth violence prevention program and a community education program. RAVEN is celebrating its 30th year of service to the St. Louis community.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008, STLOCM's program expenses were:

Program 204,493
Total Program Expenses: $204,493
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Chief Executive : Jane Palmer, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Christopher Slusser
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Financial Advisor

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 4

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, internet
Fund raising costs were 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $176,619, 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 STLOCM's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008.

Source of Funds  
Contract Services 141,591
Individual Fees 49,081
Contributions 27,661
Fundraising Revenue 7,367
Other Income 5,023
Total Income $230,723


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $230,723
Program expenses $204,493
Fund raising expenses 21,776
Administrative expenses 36,234
Total expenses $262,503
Expenses in Excess of Income (31,780)
Beginning net assets 127,488
Ending net assets 95,708
Total liabilities 3,133
Total assets $98,841

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