Better Business Bureau Report for
Catholic Family Services

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 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: Catholic Family Services
Address: 9200 Watson Road, Suite G101
  St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-544-3800
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1984, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to improve the quality of life and well-being of the individuals and families in our community."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Catholic Family Services (CFS) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Community Health, Mental Health/Substance Abuse, Employment Programs, Family Assistance, and Outreach.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, CFS's program expenses were:

All Programs 4,070,646
Total Program Expenses: $4,070,646
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Chief Executive : Mary Curran, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Matthew Lynch
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Vice President, Commerce Bank

Board Size: 17

Paid Staff Size: 106

*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, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 14% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,258,229, 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 CFS Catholic Family Services's IRS Form 990 for the year ended June, 30 2008.

Source of Funds  
Program Service Revenue 2,764,995
Contributions and Grants 1,258,229
Other Revenue -537
Investment Income -1,505
Total Income $4,021,182


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $4,021,182
Program expenses $4,070,646
Fund raising expenses 175,937
Administrative expenses 325,005
Total expenses $4,571,588
Expenses in Excess of Income (550,406)
Beginning net assets 607,084
Ending net assets 54,303
Total liabilities 825,025
Total assets $879,328

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