Better Business Bureau Report for
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana

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

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 and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 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, 2015, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana's program expenses were:

Program services 1,340,395
Total Program Expenses: $1,340,395
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Chief Executive : Jeri Swinton, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Jessica Klein
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: PWC, Assurance Treasurer

Board Size: 17

Paid Staff Size: 36

*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 17% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,850,787, 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, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $1,759,019 in unrestricted net assets and $469,495 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $1,216,302 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Special events, net 671,616
Grants 482,665
Metro United Way 377,183
Contributions 256,273
Gifts In Kind 63,050
Investment Income 6,530
Realized gains 1,148
Misc Income 1,110
Rental Loss -8,904
Total Income $1,850,671


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 74%  Fund Raising: 17%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $1,850,671
Program expenses $1,340,395
Fund raising expenses 309,454
Administrative expenses 172,544
Total expenses $1,822,393
Income in Excess of Expenses 28,278
Beginning net assets 2,200,236
Ending net assets 2,228,514
Total liabilities 158,562
Total assets $2,387,076

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