Better Business Bureau Report for
The Center for Women and Families

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2016

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: The Center for Women and Families
Address: 927 South Second Street
  Louisville, KY 40203
Phone: 502-581-7200
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1989, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Center for Women and Families helps victims of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence to become survivors through supportive services, community education and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency and rebuild lives.

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Evaluation Conclusions


The Center for Women and Families meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The agency's history goes back 100 years. Beginning in 1912, women in Louisville provided shelter to victims of spousal abuse out of one room in the old YWCA. Today, the agency serves all victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, skin color, native language, immigration status, ethnicity, ability or economic class. Using an empowerment and education model, the agency provides comprehensive services designed to transform lives as clients move from victims to survivors and from dependency to self-sufficiency. The agency's integrated programs concurrently address domestic violence, sexual violence and economic hardship through emergency services, legal and medical advocacy, counseling, economic empowerment and housing assistance, and prevention education. Services are provided to clients in residence and individuals living in the community. The Center for Women and Families serves 9 counties (7 counties in Kentucky and 2 in Southern Indiana) with a total population of 1,153,000 people. In 2011, the agency reached a total of 34,238 people through our advocacy, counseling, education, prevention, information and referral services. The organization provided direct counseling and advocacy to 8,387 adults and 633 children.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, The Center for Women and Families's program expenses were:

Program services 3,988,057
Total Program Expenses: $3,988,057
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Chief Executive : Marta Miranda, President/CEO

Chair of the Board: Kristin Warfield
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: VP Churchill Downs

Board Size: 19

Paid Staff Size: 87

*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, and cause-related marketing.

In addition, the Center for Women and Families is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $7,898,686, 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 Center for Women and Families's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $20,688,648 in unrestricted net assets , $1,908,757 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $1,672,450 in permanently restricted net assets.

Unrestricted net assets include $10,954,651 in undesignated assets and $9,733,997 invested in land, building, and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 3,671,397
Capital campaign contributions 3,539,400
United Way 488,756
Realized/unrealized gains/losses 358,968
Investment income 350,905
Special events, net of direct expenses 199,133
Program and service fees 33,033
Loss on sale of property -127,503
Total Income $8,514,089


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 69%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 25% 

Total income $8,514,089
Program expenses $3,988,057
Fund raising expenses 375,747
Administrative expenses 1,420,765
Total expenses $5,784,569
Income in Excess of Expenses 2,729,520
Beginning net assets 21,540,335
Ending net assets 24,269,855
Total liabilities 3,881,560
Total assets $28,151,415

This report was originally issued in December 2014. Financial information was updated in April 2016.

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