Better Business Bureau Report for
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2018

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada
Address: 1300 Foster Dr., Suite 210
  Reno, NV 89509
Phone: 775-352-3202
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2005, Nevada
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentor relationships that change their lives for the better, forever."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada (BBBSNN) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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It recruits local adult volunteers (Bigs) to provide at least one hour per week or more of time in a caring and supportive mentor relationship (a “match”) with a child living in poverty (a Little). It supports both site-based and community-based matches. Site-based matches take place at a school or after-school program or club, and Bigs meet with their Littles at a set time to do things like share a meal, play a game or work on homework. Community-based matches meet on evenings or weekends to share social activities such as a walk in the park, a game of hoops or enjoying one of the many community events our area has to offer. What both types of matches have in common is that by consistently meeting over time, a relationship is built between the Big and the Little that results in a measurable positive impact on the life of the child.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, BBBSNN's program expenses were:

Program Services 1,274,792
Total Program Expenses: $1,274,792
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Chief Executive : Liza Maupin, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Tom Vallas
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Partner, Hoy Chrissinger Kimmel Vallas, PC

Board Size: 13

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:

invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 16% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,312,522, 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 BBBSNN's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 752,398
Donation Center, net 560,124
Other Income 156,005
Investment Income 59,421
Rental Income 22,241
Miscellaneous Income 269
Loss on uncollected promises to give -1,300
Total Income $1,549,158


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 71%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative: 17% 

Total income $1,549,158
Program expenses $1,274,792
Fund raising expenses 215,474
Administrative expenses 305,092
Total expenses $1,795,358
Expenses in Excess of Income (246,200)
Beginning net assets 1,444,519
Ending net assets 1,038,650
Total liabilities 20,256
Total assets $1,058,906

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