Better Business Bureau Report for
CASA of the River Region

Better Business Bureau Report issued September 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires September 2018


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Charity Contact Information

Name: CASA of the River Region
Address: 982 Eastern Parkway, Box 9
  Louisville, KY 40217
Phone: 502-595-4911
Web Address: www.casariverregion.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1984, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Jefferson County, Kentucky is a non-profit organization incorporated in November 1984. The mission of CASA is to provide volunteer advocates who are committed to work on behalf of abused and neglected children involved in the court system. CASA volunteers provide a constant source of information to the court and undertake any and all activities necessary for the promotion of these children's health, safety and welfare until a permanent disposition is made. To meet our mission, CASA recruits, screens, trains, supervises and supports individuals from the community to perform this important advocacy function for children in need.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

CASA of the River Region meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

CASA provides volunteer advocates who are committed to work on behalf of abused and neglected children involved in the court system. To perform this important advocacy function for needy children, CASA recruits, screens, trains, supervises, and supports individuals from the community to gather information from all parties to the case, (social workers, attorneys, teachers, mental health professionals), visit the child weekly and report back to the court their findings and recommendations. CASA volunteers handle only one case at a time and continue with that case until the child is in a safe and permanent home.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, CASA of the River Region's program expenses were:

  
Program services 457,651
Total Program Expenses: $457,651
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : William Myers, Executive Director
Compensation*: 

Chair of the Board: Tim Nall
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Chief Technology Officer

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 8

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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $656,140, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on CASA of the River Region's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $1,214,886 in unrestricted net assets and $13,860 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $563,202 invested in improvements and equipment, net.


Source of Funds  
Grants and contributions 515,534
Special events, net 140,606
Other income 12,463
Investment income 377
Total Income $668,980


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $668,980
Program expenses $457,651
Fund raising expenses 71,932
Administrative expenses 58,115
Total expenses $587,698
Income in Excess of Expenses 81,282
Beginning net assets 1,147,464
Ending net assets 1,228,746
Total liabilities 2,402
Total assets $1,231,148


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