Better Business Bureau Report for
YWCA of Metropolitan St. Louis

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: YWCA of Metropolitan St. Louis
Address: 3820 West Pine Blvd.
  St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-531-1115
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1905, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: YWCA of Metro St. Louis, an association of women from diverse backgrounds and faiths, is committed to strengthening our community through the social and economic empowerment of women, the development of youth, and the elimination of racism.

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Evaluation Conclusions


YWCA of Metropolitan St. Louis (YWCASTL) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Children and Youth - includes various programs for children and youth, including early childhood education; before and after school care; summer camp; and leadership development for at-risk teenagers. Women's Services - includes various programs for women, including transitional housing; low-income housing for income eligible tenants; sexual assault crisis intervention; counseling; and community education workshops. Health and Fitness - includes programs for all ages, such as therapeutic and recreational aquatic classes, as well as special programs for individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Head Start and Early Head Start - the Association administers Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the St. Louis area, as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services programs that provide economically disadvantaged preschool children with health, educational, nutritional, and social services.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, YWCASTL's program expenses were:

Head Start 24,624,414
Early Head Start 2,875,334
Women's Services 1,087,260
Children and Youth 855,940
Community Empowerment 374,471
Total Program Expenses: $29,817,419
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Chief Executive : Adrian Bracy, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Kimberly Smith
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Executive, IBM General Business

Board Size: 32

Paid Staff Size: 426

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $30,753,043, 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 YWCASTL's audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.

Source of Funds  
Government Grants- Operations 26,618,282
Contributions- In-Kind 2,593,238
Program Fees, Housing and Rental 926,530
Contributions- United Way 847,488
Special Events 415,825
Contributions- Other 278,210
Change in Value of Split Interest Agreements 71,702
Interest and Dividends 24,278
Membership Dues 14,918
Total Income $31,790,471


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 92%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $31,790,471
Program expenses $29,817,419
Fund raising expenses 623,885
Administrative expenses 1,935,959
Total expenses $32,377,263
Expenses in Excess of Income (586,792)
Beginning net assets 9,701,757
Ending net assets 9,259,939
Total liabilities 2,255,505
Total assets $11,515,444

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