Better Business Bureau Report for
BsideU For Life Pregnancy & Life Skills Center

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2019

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: BsideU For Life Pregnancy & Life Skills Center
Address: 701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd
  Louisville, KY 40203
Phone: 502-589-9400
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1988, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: BsideU For Life Pregnancy & Life Skills Center exists to protect the lives of unborn children and to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed to those who are facing or have experienced a crisis pregnancy. The organization accomplishes this by encouraging and equipping their clients to live productive lives empowered by God.

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Evaluation Conclusions


BsideU For Life Pregnancy & Life Skills Center meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Center's goal is to equip women to make positive choices for themselves and their children by providing counseling, pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, material assistance and, most importantly, prayer and spiritual support. The organization seeks to instill in its clients a firm belief in their own future, one of hope and success. Through the Center's life skills program, it provides a haven for mothers and their children to receive counseling, training, support, mentoring and love from compassionate people who stand ready to help. All the life skills services the organization offers are based on individual needs and are free of charge. Through all of the Center's programs, it enables and empowers the clients to make wise choices and obtain necessary life skills to succeed as parents. Some of these programs include: parenting classes, stress and anger management, GED classes and tutoring, money management, Bible study, cooking classes, and onsite childcare. The Center also provides lunch each day.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, BsideU For Life Pregnancy & Life Skills Center's program expenses were:

Program Services 856,859
Total Program Expenses: $856,859
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Chief Executive : Monica Henderson, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Steve Houser
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Stock Yards Bank, Facilities Manager

Board Size: 21

Paid Staff Size: 30

*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, grant proposals, internet.
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,756,604, 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 the Center's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below include $2,117,002 in unrestricted net assets and $1,616,735 in temporarily restricted net assets,

Total assets as reported include $1,167,450 invested in property and equipment, net.

The $47,874 in other expenses listed below is a reserve for estimated uncollectible pledges. It is an estimated future expense for the possibility of future pledges not being paid, and the pledges are a part of a 4-year campaign.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 2,479,733
Fundraising events, net 116,507
In-Kind Donations 95,556
Baby Bottle Campaign 64,808
Interest Income 759
Total Income $2,757,363


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 65%  Fund Raising: 15%  Administrative: 16%  Other Expenses: 4%

Total income $2,757,363
Program expenses $856,859
Fund raising expenses 193,385
Administrative expenses 213,841
Other Expenses 47,874
Total expenses $1,311,959
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,445,404
Beginning net assets 2,288,333
Ending net assets 3,733,737
Total liabilities 35,450
Total assets $3,769,187

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