Better Business Bureau Report for
Centro Latino of Shelbyville

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. Find out more...

Find out more about this charity:

Back To Top

Charity Contact Information

Name: Centro Latino of Shelbyville
Address: 121 Main Street
  Shelbyville, KY 40065
Phone: 502-647-3349
Web Address:
Back To Top

Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2002, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Centro Latino of Shelbyville, Inc. is to advocate for the rights and well-being of the Hispanic/Latino people, particularly the most vulnerable, and others in need, through: partnership, education, and commitment to justice, service, and empowerment, in Oldham, Shelby, Henry, Spencer, and Trimble counties, in Kentucky.

Back To Top

Evaluation Conclusions


Centro Latino of Shelbyville meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Back To Top



Centro Latino serves as an advocate for the Latino community and provides an array of programs and services that include: -- English as a Second Language Class September - May -- Computer Operations Class - various semesters -- A school year-only English class in the morning for women whose children are in school and have time to attend on a week day. Even if they cannot read, they can attend and learn in this class. -- Distribution of groceries Tuesday through Friday -- Translation Services -- Assistance for the Latino Community with rent and utilities as funds allow -- Clothing & household furnishings distribution for Hispanics & other people in need -- The Advocacy Program which assists individuals and families with many types of problems and issues such as wage theft, domestic violence, rape, medical troubles, transportation, job applications, resumes, applications for food stamps and other government help, immigration problems, families needing temporary shelter, Spanish speaking parents needing help at school with their children, depressed teen agers and their distraught parents, etc. Last year between 1,500 and 1,600 unique individuals came to Centro Latino for food, clothing and other services. We provided over 15,000 servings of food to members of the Latino, Black and White communities. -- Food Distribution Daily for Hispanics & other needy people -- Community Resource Referrals: housing, medical and legal -- Book bags filled with school supplies for children whose families participate in our programs -- Volunteer Opportunities -- An educational summer camp program for academically at-risk children in the 7-12 year old age range. 95% of them improved their academic skill levels. -- A place for men to gather daily for coffee, muffins, etc. while waiting for jobs -- A monthly Women's Meeting with child care, a hot meal and an educational presentation by an outside speaker to decrease isolation, promote camaraderie and improved life skills for residing in this country.

For the fiscal year ended July 1, 2015, Centro Latino of Shelbyville's program expenses were:

Program services 26,181
Total Program Expenses: $26,181
Back To Top



Chief Executive : Sister Pat Reno, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Rosemary Riggs
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Executive Director, Leadership Shelby, in Shelbyville, KY

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 3

Back To Top

Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, and grant proposals.

In addition, Centro Latino is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 13% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $34,623, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
Back To Top

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.
Back To Top



The following information is based on Centro Latino of Shelbyville's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended July 1, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets.

Ending net assets include $370,933 invested in land, buildings, and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 27,528
Fundraising events 7,095
Investment Income 1,063
Other income 800
Capital Loss -5,022
Total Income $31,464


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 15%  Administrative: 2% 

Total income $31,464
Program expenses $26,181
Fund raising expenses 4,617
Administrative expenses 594
Total expenses $31,392
Income in Excess of Expenses 72
Beginning net assets 439,699
Ending net assets 439,771
Total liabilities 35,065
Total assets $474,836

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

Back To Top

An organization may change its practices at any time without notice. A copy of this report has been shared with the organization prior to publication. It is not intended to recommend or deprecate, and is furnished solely to assist you in exercising your own judgment. If the report is about a charity and states the charity meets or does not meet the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability, it reflects the results of an evaluation of information and materials provided voluntarily by the charity. The name Better Business Bureau is a registered service mark of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.

This report is not to be used for fund raising or promotional purposes.

Send to:

What is an Accredited Charity