Better Business Bureau Report for
Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2018
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2020

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc.
Address: 10200 Linn Station Rd, Suite 310
  Louisville, KY 40223
Phone: 502-895-8167
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1977, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Kentucky Youth Advocates' mission is to be Kentucky's independent voice for kids and to advocate for policies that give children the best possible opportunities for a brighter future.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc. (KYA) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) represents the interests of all Kentucky children by promoting positive changes and policies that impact children. KYA researches, publishes, and distributes information on emerging policies affecting Kentucky's children, especially those who are poor and otherwise disadvantaged. Program activities include: 1) Case Advocacy: KYA provides information and support to a limited number of children and their families in crisis. Several hundred families annually receive vital information that strengthens their knowledge and empowers their family to access needed services. 2) Public Education: KYA researches children's issues and publishes approximately eight reports each year. These studies generate media coverage and prompt discussion between the public and the state's decision-makers. 3) Administrative Negotiation: KYA converses with government officials who are responsible for overseeing children's programs. Staff work with administrators to strengthen programs and increase the services available to children in need. 4) Legislative Monitoring: KYA participates in the biennial sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly. Staff testify before legislative committees, providing insight on children's issues. Special position papers are distributed to legislators which help them frame issues. 5) Class Action Litigation: KYA takes legal action only as a last resort when the rights of many children are being violated or children are in jeopardy.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, KYA's program expenses were:

Program Services 1,653,623
Total Program Expenses: $1,653,623
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Chief Executive : Dr. Terry I. Brooks, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Terry Wilson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired, Berea College

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 18

*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.

In addition, Kentucky Youth Advocates is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,832,169, 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 KYA's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Ending net assets as reported below include $825,186 in unrestricted net assets and $744,220 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $47,284 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Foundation and organizational grants 1,585,120
Fees for Services 688,491
Contributions 242,649
Program Income 66,250
In-kind Revenue 4,400
Interest and Dividend Income 434
Loss on disposal of property and equipment -5,649
Total Income $2,581,695


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $2,581,695
Program expenses $1,653,623
Fund raising expenses 162,867
Administrative expenses 304,045
Total expenses $2,120,535
Income in Excess of Expenses 461,160
Beginning net assets 1,108,246
Ending net assets 1,569,406
Total liabilities 187,435
Total assets $1,756,841

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