Better Business Bureau Report for
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2019

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: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
Address: 1519 Gardiner Lane
  Louisville, KY 40218
Phone: 502-587-0494
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1967, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is to provide children facing adversity with strong, enduring, and professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana matches adult volunteers with children in an effort to promote education, build self-esteem, and encourage healthy lifestyles and relationships.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana's program expenses were:

Program Services 1,677,225
Total Program Expenses: $1,677,225
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Chief Executive : Jeri Swinton, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Thomas Johnson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Independant Business Consultant

Co-Chair of the Board : Diane Seaman

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Anthem

Board Size: 22

Paid Staff Size: 37

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


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, and planned giving arrangements.

In addition, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 14% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,019,543, 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 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Ending net assets as reported below include $1,732,764 in unrestricted net assets and $604,768 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $1,141,320 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Grants 740,737
Special Events, net 611,569
Metro United Way 311,089
Contributions 299,427
Gifts in Kind 56,721
Investment Income 9,774
Realized Gain 833
Total Income $2,030,150


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 13%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $2,030,150
Program expenses $1,677,225
Fund raising expenses 283,156
Administrative expenses 192,527
Total expenses $2,152,908
Expenses in Excess of Income (122,758)
Beginning net assets 2,460,290
Ending net assets 2,337,532
Total liabilities 132,028
Total assets $2,469,560

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