Better Business Bureau Report for
Family & Children's Place

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 and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Family & Children's Place
Address: 525 Zane Street
  Louisville, KY 40203
Phone: 502-893-3900
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Family & Children First
Family Place

Year, State Incorporated: 1889, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: We protect and heal children and families.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Family & Children's Place meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Family & Children’s Place programs and services include: Child & Family Services provides individual, family, group and school-based counseling, using evidence-based, proven interventions for children and family members who have experienced trauma. Child & Family Services helped more than 1,200 families in 2014. The Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center is the only comprehensive, child-friendly treatment and evaluation center in the Louisville area for sexually abused children. The center provided medical examinations, forensic interviews, mental health assessments and counseling to more than 1,300 children with an average age of 13 in 2014. Family & School Services provide family centered help to improve academic success and strengthen families while building character, social competency and bolstering relationships between the student, family and school. Last year, 83 percent of targeted children improved their academic performance. HANDS is a voluntary intensive home visitation program for new or expectant parents that helps foster healthy pregnancies and births, stable child growth and development, safe homes and self-sufficient families. In 2014, 96 percent of children enrolled achieved developmental milestones. Family Stabilization Program keeps families out of the homeless shelter system, helps families locate housing or remain in their homes, and ensures families do not face the risk of homelessness again. Nearly 95 percent of families served in 2014 came out of immediate risk of homelessness. PAL Coalition works to reduce drug usage by young people in the 7th Street corridor (Park Hill, Algonquin and Old Louisville) of central Louisville. PAL, in collaboration with area organizations and residents, helps spread a drug free message, helping youth become powerful leaders.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Family & Children's Place's program expenses were:

Child & Family Services 1,619,081
HANDS 1,169,706
Family Stabilization 788,793
Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center 697,344
Family & School Services 357,247
PAL 145,292
Total Program Expenses: $4,777,463
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Chief Executive : Pam Darnall, President and CEO

Chair of the Board: Steve Gutermuth
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Managing director, Green Square Capital

Co-Chair of the Board : Tim Huval

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: SVP, chief human resources officer, Humana

Board Size: 27

Paid Staff Size: 117

*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, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $5,167,022, 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 Family & Children's Place's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $4,218,500 in unrestricted net assets, $1,531,644 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $1,247,850 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported below include $8,627,891 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Ending net assets as reported below include $4,218,500 in unrestricted net assets, $1,531,644 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $1,247,850 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported below include $8,627,891 invested in property, land, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Government Grants & Contracts 3,015,542
Metro United Way 1,255,376
Private Contributions 896,104
Other income 100,880
Program Service Fees 87,000
Investment Income 65,520
Total Income $5,420,422


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $5,420,422
Program expenses $4,777,463
Fund raising expenses 449,454
Administrative expenses 571,566
Total expenses $5,798,483
Expenses in Excess of Income (378,061)
Beginning net assets 8,438,965
Other Changes in Net Assets (1,062,910)
Ending net assets 6,997,994
Total liabilities 7,591,044
Total assets $14,589,038

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