Charity ReviewIssued: April 2016 Expires: April 2018
Wellspring Family Services
Standards for Charity Accountability
Wellspring Family Services does not meet the following 1 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Standard 16: Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.
Wellspring Family Services does not meet this standard because:
The organization does not meet Standard 16 because its 2014 annual report does not provide a financial review that includes total revenue; total expenses; program, fundraising and administrative expense totals; and ending net assets or the organization's mission statement.
Wellspring Family Services responded with the following statement: "Wellspring prepares and distributes an annual Donor Report that illustrates the effectiveness of our programs (and provides a list our Board members). The Donor Report is also available via our website. The Financials link on our website leads to a variety of fiscal information, including a summary of revenue and expenses as well as our audited financial statements and our IRS Form 990 for several years. All the information that the BBB encourages charitable organizations to make available is indeed readily available, albeit not in one “annual report” document. Wellspring has organized its website and Donor Report in ways that work well with our organizational objectives and are, we trust, still transparent to reviewers and prospective supporters."
The mission of Wellspring Family Services is to build emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families and a non-violent community in which they can thrive.
Incorporated: 1922 in WA
Wellspring Family Services is a nonprofit, multi-service agency serving low-income and vulnerable individuals, children and families in Seattle and King County. Wellspring Family Services helps individuals and families experiencing crisis tap into their own resilience and strength, take the next step forward, and build community.
Through Community Services, Wellspring Family Services achieves its mission through the effective provision of social and mental health services that help strengthen families, addressing a broad range of issues that can negatively affect their lives. Services are concentrated in four areas: mental health, family homelessness, early learning and domestic violence intervention, with a focus on helping the people we serve address root causes and underlying issues so that they are able to achieve positive, permanent change in their lives.
Wellsprings' Counseling therapists work with individuals, couples, and families to navigate life's challenges and explore possibilities. Our Employee Assistance Program helps organizations harness the strength of their workforce by providing cost effective, responsive services that help employers and employees reach their full potential.
Board Chair: Mr. Christian Schiller, Managing Director Business Affiliation: Cascadia Capital LLC
CEO: Ms. Ruthann Howell, CEO/President
Board Size: 22
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 9.35%
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.
The following information is based on Wellspring Family Services Consolidated Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
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