Better Business Bureau Report for
FOCUS St. Louis

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2012

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: FOCUS St. Louis
Address: 815 Olive, Suite 110
  St. Louis , MO 63101
Phone: 314-622-1250
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1996, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to develop leadership, influence policy, and promote community connections."

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Evaluation Conclusions


FOCUS St. Louis (FSTL) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Leadership St. Louis and Community Policy

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, FSTL's program expenses were:

Community Policy 342,500
Leadership Development 340,936
Total Program Expenses: $683,436
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Chief Executive : Christine Chadwick, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Robert Smith
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Managing Director, Ascension Health

Board Size: 32

Paid Staff Size: 11

*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
Fund raising costs were 20% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $595,263, 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 FSTL's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Program and Contract Fees 356,927
Special Events (net) 202,590
Membership Dues and Individual Contributions 189,336
Corporate and Foundation Contributions 177,337
Investment Income 164,901
In-kind Contributions 26,000
Total Income $1,117,091


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 73%  Fund Raising: 13%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $1,117,091
Program expenses $683,436
Fund raising expenses 120,806
Administrative expenses 133,674
Total expenses $937,916
Income in Excess of Expenses 179,175
Beginning net assets 1,088,021
Ending net assets 1,267,196
Total liabilities 386,454
Total assets $1,653,650

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