Better Business Bureau Report for

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: OhioGuidestone
Address: 202 E. Bagley Rd.
  Berea, OH 44017
Phone: 440-234-2006
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Berea Children's Home and Family Services
Berea Children's Home

Year, State Incorporated: 1910, Ohio
Affiliates: Seeds of Literacy, Personal and Family Counseling Solutions, Stepstone Academy, Invision Counseling Solutions
Stated Purpose: At OhioGuidestone, our mission is to provide pathways for growth, achievement and lifelong success.

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Evaluation Conclusions


OhioGuidestone (Guidestone) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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We’re OhioGuidestone – built on a solid foundation of experience and expertise, rooted in faith and a legacy of serving children and families. Our range of flexible, customized programs build upon one another so they address every aspect of a person’s needs. We’re a solutions-focused organization with passionate people committed to providing direction and inspiration to children, families and communities to help them become stronger. Because we believe that every individual is unique, we’ve created a continuum of flexible, customized programs developed to build upon one another so they address every aspect of a person’s needs. But no matter how individualized our programs are, one thing about them remains the same: they’re always focused on making a positive, lasting, measurable difference in the lives and communities we serve. For more information about our programs and services, please visit our web site at

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Guidestone's program expenses were:

Community Services 14,003,516
Out of Home Care and Clinical 10,186,879
Early Childhood and Family Support Services 8,269,281
Total Program Expenses: $32,459,676
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Chief Executive : Richard R. Frank, President and CEO

Chair of the Board: David Zentkovich
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Partner, PWC

Board Size: 35

Paid Staff Size: 1001

*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, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, membership
Fund raising costs were 17% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,413,819, 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 Guidestone's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Net client service revenue 33,270,071
Support 4,413,819
Income distributed to operations 413,000
Other income 301,598
Total Income $38,398,488


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $38,398,488
Program expenses $32,459,676
Fund raising expenses 740,877
Administrative expenses 4,369,376
Total expenses $37,569,929
Income in Excess of Expenses 828,559
Beginning net assets 14,037,626
Ending net assets 16,640,174
Total liabilities 14,798,818
Total assets $31,438,992

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