Better Business Bureau Report for
The Citizens Foundation, USA

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2018

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: The Citizens Foundation, USA
Address: 1350 Remington Rd
Suite A
  Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 312-543-3917
Web Address:
Also known as:Citizens Foundaion, USA
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2002, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: None

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Evaluation Conclusions


The BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight, effectiveness measures, finances, solicitation materials, annual report, donor privacy, and fundraising disclosures and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 15Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20.
The Citizens Foundation, USA meets the remaining 4 Standards for Charity Accountability. Please note that as of the date of this report 1 out of the 20Standards for Charity Accountability are not currently effective. As a result, this standard has not been applied to this evaluation.
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For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, The Citizens Foundation, USA's program expenses were:

Subsidies 999,202
Depreciation on school assets 328,765
Books & Other Supplies 267,522
School supervision & Monitoring 147,517
School Vehicle 91,002
Repair & Maintenance 77,117
Teachers' Training 48,524
Other school expenses 39,088
Total Program Expenses: $1,998,737
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*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were % of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,144,763, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


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The following information is based on The Citizens Foundation, USA's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Donations 2,089,503
Investment 82,781
Gain on disposal 55,260
Total Income $2,227,544


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 92%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $2,227,544
Program expenses $1,998,737
Fund raising expenses 8,516
Administrative expenses 181,300
Total expenses $2,188,553
Income in Excess of Expenses 38,991
Beginning net assets 5,913,864
Ending net assets 6,585,124
Total liabilities 397,763
Total assets $6,982,887

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