BBB Reliability Report for
Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Colorado, Inc.
|Name:||Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Colorado, Inc.|
|Address:||1391 Speer Blvd Ste 450 |
|Denver, CO 80204-2561|
|Report Creation Date:||October 30, 2013|
|Report Expiration Date:||October 30, 2015|
|Original Business Start Date:||March 1971|
|Principal:||Mr. Dave Ryan, CEO|
|Customer Contact:||Mr. Dave Ryan, CEO|
|Incorporated:||January 1994, CO|
|Type of Business:||Charity - Local, Charity - Children & Youth|
|BBB Accreditation:||This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.|
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado mission is to help children reach their full potential through professionally supported one-to-one volunteer mentoring relationships with measurable impact.
This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado serves low-income and at-risk youth between the ages of 7 and 17 in the Metro-Denver. They provide a screened volunteer mentor for each youth and regular match support by professional staff. Their one-to-one mentoring services are provided through three core programs - School Based, Community Based and Site Base Mentoring - and focus on positive youth development through safe, quality relationships that lead to an improved sense of self and community, greater awareness of the future and improved school performance.
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.
According to Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Colorado, Inc.'s Audited Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2012:
* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.
All charitable organizations soliciting contributions in Colorado -- with a few specific exceptions listed in the Charitable Solicitations Act at 6-16-104(6)(a)-(c), C.R.S. -- must submit an initial registration statement with the Secretary of State and receive a registration number. After the initial registration, annual registration statements must be renewed each year by the 5th day of the fifth month after the close of the organizationâ€™s fiscal year. In addition, all solicitation campaigns utilizing paid solicitors as defined at 6-16-103(7), C.R.S. must be listed on separate Solicitation Notices, which should be filed online by the paid solicitor.
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