Better Business Bureau Report for
St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2018
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2020

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education
Address: 946 S. 25th Street
  Louisville, KY 40210
Phone: 502-772-7324
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1971, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of St. Benedict Center is to provide quality childcare for families in the community. St. Benedict Center provides child care services for children six weeks to 12 years of age. Approximately 83% of the children are from families that are at or below the poverty level. Fees for child care services are received from third party reimbursement programs and daily parent charges. Support is also received in the form of a contribution from Metro United Way. St. Benedict Center has its own board of directors, and receives additional support and guidance from New Directions Housing Corporation.

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Evaluation Conclusions


St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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St. Benedict Center strives to provide opportunities and experiences enabling children to grow physically, psychologically, intellectually, and socially, in a caring, loving, and safe environment. Daily programs include teacher directed activities in language arts, music, science, reading readiness, art, outdoor play, dance, and free play. The Center also provides breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon supplement for the children through a federally subsidized nutrition program.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education's program expenses were:

Program Services 398,053
Total Program Expenses: $398,053
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Chief Executive : LaNiece Benson, Center Director

Chair of the Board: Nancy Fox
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Community Volunteer

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 15

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


Method(s) Used:

Primary methods of fund raising include grants and internet appeals. The agency also generates significant revenues from fees and grants from government agencies.

In addition, the St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 0% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $236,416, 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 St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Ending net assets as reported below include $16,182 in unrestricted net assets and $10,000 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $1,916 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Program Service Income 366,083
Contributions and grants 236,416
Miscellaneous 149
Total Income $602,648


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%    Administrative: 19% 

Total income $602,648
Program expenses $398,053
Fund raising expenses
Administrative expenses 93,212
Total expenses $491,265
Income in Excess of Expenses 111,383
Beginning net assets (85,201)
Ending net assets 26,182
Total liabilities 133,093
Total assets $159,275

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