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Every Child's Hope


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Name: Every Child's Hope
Phone: (314) 427-3755
Fax: (314) 426-0764
Address: 8240 St Charles Rock Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63114
Website: www.everychildshope.org
http://www.newbeginnings-ech.org/
Report Expiration Date: October 13, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 1858
Principal: Mr. Michael Brennan, CEO
Customer Contact: Betty Markowski, Business Director
Type of Business: Charity - Children & Youth
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Evangelical Children's Home

Stated Purpose

"Partnering with the community to assist children, youth and their families in their individual quest for health and wholeness through quality, faithful, professional services."


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Every Child's Hope meets all voluntary Standards for Charity Accountability.


BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Programs

Every Child's Hope offers programs that work with abused and neglected children and youth who require therapy, special education and independent living skill building to prepare them for a successful return to the residential community and a public school setting. Services in St. Louis include: - Residential care for troubled boys and girls to age 18 - Safe-intensive residential treatment for boys and girls in severe crisis - Community-based group homes for older youth - Head Start and affordable education-based child care for pre-schoolers 2 to 6 years old on a sliding fee scale - Independent living program for older teens ages 17 to 21 - Community-based services for families in crisis - Private case management for foster care services through the State of Missouri - Affordable counseling at three locations Services in Kansas City include: - Independent living program for young adults ages 15-1/2 to 21 - Program for pregnant and parenting teens and their children.

For the year ended September 30, 2013, Every Child's Hope's program expenses were:

Evangelical Children's Home:$9,461,121
 
Total Program Expenses:$9,461,121

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Michael Brennan, Executive Director
CEO Compensation:$146,410
Chair of the Board:Shari Smith, President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Smith Insurance Group
Board Size:18
Paid Staff Size:175 Full Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:grant proposals, planned giving arrangements, direct mail, radio, internet, invitations to fund raising events, e-scrip cards for Schnucks purchases to benefit our school

Fundraising costs were 17% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,947,022, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)


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.


Financial

According to Every Child's Hope's audited financial statements - consolidated for the year ended September 30, 2013:

Income
 Client Fees$6,389,156
  Government Grants$1,896,003
  Donations$1,051,019
  Interest and dividend income$758,986
  Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments$824,962
  Investment fees$-76,849
  Change in Value of Split Interest Agreements$201,201
  Gain on disposal of assets$1,275,588
  Other income$82,278
 Total Income:$12,402,344
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
 Programs:$9,461,121 82.66%
 Fund Raising:$491,740 4.30%
 Administrative:$1,492,639 13.04%
 Total Expenses:$11,445,500
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$956,844
Beginning Net Assets$25,522,413
Ending Net Assets:$26,479,257
Total Assets$28,727,478
Total Liabilities$2,248,221

Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
1220 N. Lindbergh Blvd
Saint Louis, MO  63132

5100 Noland Road
Kansas City, MO  64133

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (314) 427-3832
Tel: (816) 356-0187
Tel: (314) 506-7331
Tel: (314) 941-5549


Report as of June 1, 2015 16:32
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