Better Business Bureau Report for

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Uspiritus
Address: 3121 Brooklawn Campus Drive
  Louisville, KY 40218
Phone: 502-451-5177
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Brooklawn

Year, State Incorporated: 1852, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Restoring Hope, Instilling Confidence, Furthering Education, Encouraging Spirituality and Faith through a comprehensive continuum of care for vulnerable youth and families.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Uspiritus meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Uspiritus provides a continuum of care to meet a comprehensive range of needs - from family preservation and therapeutic foster care to residential care and psychiatric residential treatment and, ultimately, to independent living.

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

PCC Program, Foster Care, and Independent Living 9,155,178
PRTF Program 4,424,746
Family Preservation 667,265
Plant Operations 593,478
Gifts in Kind 336,300
Volunteers 164,890
MB Care, LLC 149,455
Community Based Services 147,684
Case Management 99,197
Total Program Expenses: $15,738,193
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Chief Executive : Abbreial Drane, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: J. Curry Nicholson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Investment Advisor

Co-Chair of the Board : Bruce Ferguson

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President, Insurance Company

Co-Chair of the Board : John Megibben

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Vice President, Construction Company

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 239

*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, grant proposals, internet, and planned giving arrangements.

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

Fund raising costs were 33% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,306,294, 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 Uspiritus's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below include $15,985,126 in unrestricted net assets, $1,975,441 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $4,355,975 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $11,180,049 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
PCC program 9,283,317
PRTF program 5,367,324
Contributions and grants 1,577,705
Investment income 806,431
Family Preservation 705,181
Rental and other income 355,933
Gifts in Kind 339,234
MB Care, LLC management services 286,160
Gain on sale of property 179,899
Community based services 149,915
Case management 136,620
Gain on investment - MB Care, LLC 74,353
Realized loss on investments -8,607
Unrealized loss on investments -70,684
Change in value of split-interest agreements and third-party trusts -285,132
Total Income $18,897,649


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $18,897,649
Program expenses $15,738,193
Fund raising expenses 472,091
Administrative expenses 1,834,537
Total expenses $18,044,821
Income in Excess of Expenses 852,828
Beginning net assets 21,735,716
Other Changes in Net Assets (272,002)
Ending net assets 22,316,542
Total liabilities 2,713,816
Total assets $25,030,358

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

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