Better Business Bureau Report for
Planned Parenthood St. Louis Region

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2011
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 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: Planned Parenthood St. Louis Region
Address: 4251 Forest Park Ave
  St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-531-7526
Web Address:
Also known as:Planned Parenthood of Southwest Missouri
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1932, Missouri
Affiliates: Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and 3 chapters
Stated Purpose: "exists to provide, protect and support reproductive rights and services."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Planned Parenthood St. Louis Region (PPSTL ) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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PPSLR’s medical services include: • Comprehensive birth control and contraceptive services • Annual gynecological exams • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases • Testing for HIV/AIDS • Male reproductive healthcare, including testicular cancer screening, sexually transmitted disease and HIV testing, and vasectomy services • Emergency Contraception (EC) • Cervical and breast cancer screening • Colposcopy • Pregnancy testing • Screening for diabetes and hypertension • Treatment of menopausal symptoms All services are offered for free or on a sliding-fee scale to all clients who qualify; some patients may qualify for free services. In 2007-2008, PPSLR’s family planning Health Centers served 25,888 clients. Nearly 85% of our clients have incomes at or below 150% of the Federal poverty level (as little as $15,600 a year). PPSLR’s education programs and services are designed to promote informed and responsible sexual decision-making. Programs and resources are designed for parents, teachers, professionals, clergy and teens. In 2007-2008, staff presented 574 community and professional education programs to 8,338 people.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, PPSTLPlanned Parenthood St. Louis Region's program expenses were:

Family planning services 4,877,924
Patient Surgery 3,063,743
Public relations/public affairs 1,018,190
Community education 275,491
Lobbying 31,866
Vasectomy 7,107
Political activity 5,438
Total Program Expenses: $9,279,759
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Chief Executive : Paula Gianino, President and CEO

Chair of the Board: Geetha Sant
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Volunteer

Board Size: 34

Paid Staff Size: 152

*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, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 18% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,060,353, 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 PPSTLPlanned Parenthood St. Louis Region's audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.

Source of Funds  
Family planning fees and sale of supplies 3,411,907
Patient surgical fees 3,024,560
Contributions-General 969,910
Medicaid 786,195
Title X 621,165
Patient surgical grants 550,405
Unrealized appreciation (depreciation) of investments 384,078
Contributions-board designated 224,300
Donated materials and services 209,211
Investment income 173,092
Family planning grants 99,766
Commerical Insurance 28,822
Vasectomy fees 16,060
Miscellaneous income 10,040
Contributions-Grants 6,250
Realized gain (loss) on sale of investments 4,934
Educational revenue 2,224
Contributions - special event 511
Chage in value of charitable remainder trust -16,617
Total Income $10,506,813


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 91%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 4%  Other Expenses: 1%

Total income $10,506,813
Program expenses $9,279,759
Fund raising expenses 378,319
Administrative expenses 355,485
Other Expenses 102,542
Total expenses $10,116,105
Income in Excess of Expenses 390,708
Beginning net assets 16,603,009
Ending net assets 16,993,717
Total liabilities 749,971
Total assets $17,743,688

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