Better Business Bureau Report for
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2017

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: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
Address: 1519 Gardiner Lane
  Louisville, KY 40218
Phone: 502-587-0494
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1967, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana matches adult volunteers with children in an effort to promote education, build self esteem, and encourage healthy lifestyles and relationships.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana's program expenses were:

Program services 1,443,819
Total Program Expenses: $1,443,819
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Chief Executive : Jeri Swinton, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Jessica Klein
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: PWC, Assurance Treasurer

Board Size: 17

Paid Staff Size: 36

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


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, and planned giving arrangements.

In addition, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,132,231, 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 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below include $1,696,527 in unrestricted net assets and $763,763 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $1,162,999 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Grants 775,841
Special events, net 691,795
Metro United Way 375,017
Contributions 259,849
Gifts In Kind 29,729
Investment Income 16,971
Realized and unrealized losses -4,627
Total Income $2,144,575


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 75%  Fund Raising: 15%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $2,144,575
Program expenses $1,443,819
Fund raising expenses 284,254
Administrative expenses 184,726
Total expenses $1,912,799
Income in Excess of Expenses 231,776
Beginning net assets 2,228,514
Ending net assets 2,460,290
Total liabilities 135,903
Total assets $2,596,193

This report was originally issued in December 2015. Financial info was updated in March 2017.

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