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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. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Uspiritus
Address: 3121 Brooklawn Campus Drive
  Louisville, KY 40218
Phone: 502-451-5177
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Brooklawn

Year, State Incorporated: 1852, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Restoring Hope, Instilling Confidence, Furthering Education, Encouraging Spirituality and Faith through a comprehensive continuum of care for vulnerable youth and families.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Uspiritus meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Uspiritus provides a continuum of care to meet a comprehensive range of needs - from family preservation and therapeutic foster care to residential care and psychiatric residential treatment and, ultimately, to independent living.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, Uspiritus's program expenses were:

PCC Program, Foster Care, and Independent Living 9,405,251
PRTF Program 4,325,656
Plant Operations 1,022,306
Prevention Services 615,887
Community Based Services 614,849
MB Care, LLC 231,494
Group Home Program 206,969
Case Management 172,957
Total Program Expenses: $16,595,369
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Chief Executive : Abbreial Drane, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: J. Curry Nicholson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Investment Advisor

Co-Chair of the Board : Bruce Ferguson

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President, Insurance Company

Co-Chair of the Board : John Megibben

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Vice President, Construction Company

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 239

*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, grant proposals, internet, and planned giving arrangements.

In addition, Uspiritus is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 33% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,306,294, 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 Uspiritus's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Ending net assets as reported below include $16,276,790 in unrestricted net assets , $1,224,329 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $4,686,957 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $13,785,387 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
PCC program 8,931,455
PRTF program 5,273,329
Contributions and grants 1,306,294
Community based services 1,157,005
Change in value of split-interest agreements and third-party trusts 1,144,921
Rental and other income 532,865
Investment income 395,761
MB Care, LLC management services 289,743
Unrealized gain on investments 282,147
Case management 183,600
Gain on investment - MB Care, LLC 122,998
Realized gain on investments 69,513
Total Income $19,689,631


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 9%  Other Expenses: 1%

Total income $19,689,631
Program expenses $16,595,369
Fund raising expenses 885,981
Administrative expenses 1,829,551
Other Expenses 131,566
Total expenses $19,442,467
Income in Excess of Expenses 247,164
Beginning net assets 22,066,424
Other Changes in Net Assets (125,512)
Ending net assets 22,188,076
Total liabilities 3,313,491
Total assets $25,501,567

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