Better Business Bureau Report for
Catholic Charities of Louisville

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2017

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Catholic Charities of Louisville
Address: 2911 S. Fourth Street
  Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: 502-637-9786
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated:
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc. is a member of Catholic Charities USA and an apostolate of the Archdiocese of Louisville provides services for people in need, advocates for justice in social structures, and calls the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Catholic Charities of Louisville meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc. responds to the needs of individuals, families and communities in Central Kentucky through a variety of programs including, but not limited to, the following: assisting refugees in resettling; assisting parishes in growing as ministering communities; providing food, clothing and shelter to families in need; and providing counseling services to single pregnant women and adoptive couples. These programs include Adoption and Pregnancy Services, Immigration Legal Services, Migration and Refugee Services, Interpreter and Translation Services, Advocacy and Education, Senior Services, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Housing Development (for senior citizens), Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking, Prison & Jail Ministry, Mother-Infant Care Program, the Sister Visitor Center, and Disaster Response Services.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Catholic Charities of Louisville's program expenses were:

Refugee Programs 13,295,766
Case Management 1,326,221
Language and Immigration Services 1,209,769
Catholic Identity and External Relations 234,074
Total Program Expenses: $16,065,830
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Chief Executive : Steven E. Bogus, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Mark A. Kircher
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Division Vice President Finance, Norton Healthcare

Board Size: 13

Paid Staff Size: 99

*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, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $15,246,073, 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 Catholic Charities of Louisville's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Refugee Program Grants 13,636,914
Program Fees 1,304,297
Archdiocese of Louisville 808,299
Donations and Bequests 496,342
Other Grants 304,518
Miscellaneous Income 221,462
Development Fees 102,671
Total Income $16,874,503


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 96%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 3% 

Total income $16,874,503
Program expenses $16,065,830
Fund raising expenses 191,535
Administrative expenses 473,590
Total expenses $16,730,955
Income in Excess of Expenses 143,548
Beginning net assets 1,894,238
Other Changes in Net Assets 149,307
Ending net assets 2,187,093
Total liabilities 1,090,439
Total assets $3,277,532

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