Better Business Bureau Report for
The Sharing Place

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

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: The Sharing Place
Address: 1695 E. 3300 So.
  Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Phone: 801-466-6730
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1993, Utah
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "to provide a safe and healing environment for grieving children, teens and their families to share their feelings while they heal themselves."

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Evaluation Conclusions


The Sharing Place (TSP) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Sharing Place provides grief support groups for children ages 3-18 and their parents after the death of a loved one. It provides 35 grief support groups each month and serve over 350 children each year.

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

Program Services 199,701
Total Program Expenses: $199,701
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Chief Executive : John Gold, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Margaret Reiser
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 13

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $321,515, 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 TSP's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and Grants 319,215
Program Service Revenue 2,300
Investment Income 119
Other Revenue 99
Total Income $321,733


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 66%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 23% 

Total income $321,733
Program expenses $199,701
Fund raising expenses 31,647
Administrative expenses 67,916
Total expenses $299,264
Income in Excess of Expenses 22,469
Beginning net assets 523,378
Ending net assets 547,205
Total liabilities 7,338
Total assets $554,543

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