Better Business Bureau Report for
Blue River Services, Inc.

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

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: Blue River Services, Inc.
Address: 1365 Old Highway 135 NW PO Box 547
  Corydon, IN 47112
Phone: 812-738-2408
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1959, Indiana
Affiliates: Blue River Autumn Ridge II, LLC, Blue River Country Trace II, LLC, Blue River Country Trace 3, LLC, Grandview Manor South LLC, Autumn Ridge, LP, Country Trace, LP , Blue River Housing Development, Corp.
Stated Purpose: The mission of Blue River Services, Inc. is to assist people with disabilities in realizing maximum personal growth and development in home, work and community by providing a continuum of individualized services and supports in settings least restrictive for the needs of the individual. As an adjunct to these services, whenever possible, Blue River Services, Inc. will serve the similar needs of the general community by providing services in non-segregated, community based settings which emphasize the integrated inclusion of people with disabilities into all areas of life which are enjoyed by members of the community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Blue River Services, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Blue River Services, Inc. provides a variety of programs and services including family and children services such as Rainbow’s End Child Care, Healthy Families home visitation, First Steps System Coordination and System Point of Entry, and WIC. Services for adults with disabilities include habilitation services and sheltered workshops. BR Grafix screen print shop, Janitorial and Lawn Care Services. Employment services such as vocational evaluation and rehabilitation services, and driver’s education. Residential services including supervised group living, structured family care giving, and in-home services. Affordable housing for families & seniors and accessible housing for people with disabilities are provided at Country Trace Apartments, Oakview Apartments, Grandview Manor South and Autumn Ridge Apartments. Transitional housing for victims of domestic violence is provided at Hope Manor and Jill’s House. Youth Services include emergency ad long-term shelter for children ages 6 to 18 is provided at IDDD, Wyandotte House and permanent supporting housing is provided at Stepping Stones Apartments for young adult’s ages 18 to 25 that are homeless and cannot accessing traditional housing. Transportation services include route transportation to access day services for people with disabilities. Medicaid and public transportation is also provided to the community. Administrative and fiscal support services for programs provided by Blue River Services, Inc.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, Blue River Services, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Program services 13,513,054
Total Program Expenses: $13,513,054
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Chief Executive : Daniel J. Lowe, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Tom Paris
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Banker

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 390

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


Method(s) Used:

Print advertisements, grant proposals, membership.

In addition, Blue River Services is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 34% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $186,329, 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 Blue River Services, Inc.'s audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below include $7,419,616 in unrestricted net assets and $6,726,070 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $13,195,672 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Government Financial Assistance and Service Fees 13,929,339
Sales/Contract Revenue 1,601,460
Contribtutions 458,217
Rental Revenue 413,021
Donated Building, Facilities, Materials 186,329
Investment Income 59,344
Other Revenue 43,820
Gain/Loss Sale of Assets -3,468
Total Income $16,688,062


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 8%  Other Expenses: 4%

Total income $16,688,062
Program expenses $13,513,054
Fund raising expenses 63,964
Administrative expenses 1,289,256
Other Expenses 553,133
Total expenses $15,419,407
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,268,655
Beginning net assets 12,877,032
Ending net assets 14,145,687
Total liabilities 5,209,967
Total assets $19,355,654

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