Better Business Bureau Report for
Catholic Charities of Louisville

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

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Catholic Charities of Louisville
Address: 2911 S. Fourth Street
  Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: 502-637-9786
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1992, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc. is a member of Catholic Charities USA and an apostolate of the Archdiocese of Louisville provides services for people in need, advocates for justice in social structures, and calls the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Catholic Charities of Louisville meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc. responds to the needs of individuals, families and communities in Central Kentucky through a variety of programs including, but not limited to, the following: assisting refugees in resettling; assisting parishes in growing as ministering communities; providing food, clothing and shelter to families in need; and providing counseling services to single pregnant women and adoptive couples. These programs include Adoption and Pregnancy Services, Immigration Legal Services, Migration and Refugee Services, Interpreter and Translation Services, Advocacy and Education, Senior Services, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Housing Development (for senior citizens), Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking, Prison & Jail Ministry, Mother-Infant Care Program, the Sister Visitor Center, and Disaster Response Services.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, Catholic Charities of Louisville's program expenses were:

Refugee Programs 12,732,407
Case Management 1,617,001
Language and Immigration 1,209,780
Catholic Identity and External Relations 280,898
Total Program Expenses: $15,840,086
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Chief Executive : Lisa DeJaco Crutcher, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Fr. Steve Henriksen
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Pastor, Church of the Ascension

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 100

*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, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, and internet appeals.
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $14,820,491, 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 Catholic Charities of Louisville's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below include $699,385 in unrestricted net assets, $662,490 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $455,4180 in permanently restricted net assets.

Unrestricted net assets include $703,585 invested in property and equipment, net, and -$4,200 invested in expendable net assets.

Source of Funds  
Grants 13,419,626
Program Fees 1,251,418
Archdiocese of Louisville 842,520
Donations & Bequests 558,345
Development Fees 250,000
Misc. Income 70,758
Endowment Distribution 23,460
Total Income $16,416,127


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 94%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $16,416,127
Program expenses $15,840,086
Fund raising expenses 110,480
Administrative expenses 808,997
Total expenses $16,759,563
Expenses in Excess of Income (343,436)
Beginning net assets 2,185,746
Other Changes in Net Assets (25,017)
Ending net assets 1,817,293
Total liabilities 1,615,784
Total assets $3,433,077

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