Better Business Bureau Report for
Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc.

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: Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc.
Address: 11001 Bluegrass Parkway, Suite 100
  Louisville, KY 40299
Phone: 502-895-8167
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1977, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Kentucky Youth Advocate's mission is to be a strong voice for all of Kentucky's children by promoting positive public policies.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc. (KYA) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) represents the interests of all Kentucky children by promoting positive changes and policies that impact children. KYA researches, publishes, and distributes information on emerging policies affecting Kentucky's children, especially those who are poor and otherwise disadvantaged. Program activities include: Case Advocacy KYA provides information and support to a limited number of children and their families in crisis. Several hundred families annually receive vital information that strengthens their knowledge and empowers their family to access needed services. --Public Education-KYA researches children's issues and publishes approximately eight reports each year. These studies generate media coverage and prompt discussion between the public and the state's decision-makers. --Administrative Negotiation-KYA converses with government officials who are responsible for overseeing children's programs. Staff work with administrators to strengthen programs and increase the services available to children in need. --Legislative Monitoring-KYA participates in the biennial sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly. Staff testify before legislative committees, providing insight on children's issues. Special position papers are distributed to legislators which help them frame issues. --Class Action Litigation-KYA takes legal action only as a last resort when the rights of many children are being violated or children are in jeopardy.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, KYA's program expenses were:

Program Service Expenses 1,547,757
Total Program Expenses: $1,547,757
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Chief Executive : Dr. Terry Brooks, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Board of Directors
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Executive Director

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 15

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet appeals, and cause-related marketing.

In addition, KYA is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $842,129, 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 KYA's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below include $445,883 in unrestricted net assets and $662,364 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $46,137 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Fees for services 743,790
Foundation and organizational grants 611,371
Contributions 152,787
Program income 121,645
In-kind revenue 46,458
Other revenue 31,513
Interest and dividend income 323
Total Income $1,707,887


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $1,707,887
Program expenses $1,547,757
Fund raising expenses 100,226
Administrative expenses 231,419
Total expenses $1,879,402
Expenses in Excess of Income (171,515)
Beginning net assets 1,279,762
Ending net assets 1,108,247
Total liabilities 80,715
Total assets $1,188,962

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

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