Better Business Bureau Report for
Tri-County Community Action Agency

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 1015 Dispatchers Way
  LaGrange, KY 40031
Phone: 502-222-1349
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1974, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The Tri-County Community Action Agency is one of 23 community action programs in the state of Kentucky. The agency serves the core counties of Henry, Oldham, and Trimble. The agency's purpose is to assist people in achieving their maximum level of independence and self-sufficiency while being offered the opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of society and community life by focusing on the positive aspects of their lives. The nonprofit exists to provide leadership and advocacy; to develop community-based coordinated services and activities designed to enable low-income/disadvantaged persons to gain the necessary skills, education and motivation to become self-sufficient. The agency aims to change lives and change the community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Tri-County Community Action Agency meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Tri-County Community Action provides programs and services for the elderly and low-income persons as follows: Elderly Programs: 1) Adult Day Care – Provides out-of-home respite care for functionally impaired elderly clients. Activities are designed to provide social interaction as well as support services for families and care givers and are designed for clients to remain independent and in their home environment. 2) Meals on Wheels – Daily hot meal to isolated aging individuals 3) Senior Centers – The agency operates three Senior Centers that serve as focal points for the rural communities the agency serves. Services include congregate and home delivered meals, client advocacy, education and training, health promotion, recreation, information and assistance, outreach, friendly visiting, telephone reassurance, and transportation. 4) Homecare – Assistance to elderly in their home with activities of daily living, personal care, homemaking, grocery shopping. 5) Non Emergency Medical Transportation – Transportation services to and from medical appointments for those 60 and older. Family Program Services: These programs offer financial assistance and services for income eligible persons of all ages. 1) COMPASS – Assistance locating appropriate treatment for recovery from substance misuse. 2) Weatherization – Provides energy related home repairs to help lower heating and cooling expenses. Repairs can include fixing or replacing the heating system; adding insulation; and stopping air infiltration. 3) Energy Assistance – LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.) provides assistance towards heating expenses during the winter months. Participants must meet income guidelines and be responsible for their heating expenses. 4) Self-Sufficiency – Targets families and individuals who are working toward becoming self-sufficient. Services include case management, goal setting, employment skills development, educational enhancement, household and financial management and financial counseling. 5) Emergency Assistance – Provides financial assistance with food, utility, clothing, shelter and medical needs. Families experiencing a temporary financial crisis receive budget counseling along with the financial assistance to help them identify problem areas and to avoid crisis situations in the future. Other Services: 1) Food commodities are provided based on eligibility. Commodity distribution for Oldham county is specifically for senior citizens. Commodities are offered on a monthly basis to both senior citizens and the general population in Henry and Trimble counties. 2) WinterCare program helps clients with electric bills from participating utility companies. 3) Information and Referrals services are provided to clients to help access the available resources within the community.

For the fiscal year ended June 20, 2016, Tri-County Community Action Agency's program expenses were:

Program Services 953,610
Total Program Expenses: $953,610
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Chief Executive : Brenda Lynn Fox, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Judge Executive John Logan Brent
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Elected Official

Board Size: 17

Paid Staff Size: 28

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


Method(s) Used:

Grant proposals.

In addition, Tri-County Community Action Agency is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were % of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $160,089, 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 Tri-County Community Action Agency's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 20, 2016.

Ending net assets as reported below are unrestricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $114,648 invested in property and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Grant Funds 888,294
Program Fees 88,025
Metro Untied Way 48,407
In-kind revenue 45,295
Fiscal Court 38,200
Contributions 28,187
Other Income 6,192
Interest Income 560
Total Income $1,143,160


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 80%    Administrative: 16%  Other Expenses: 4%

Total income $1,143,160
Program expenses $953,610
Fund raising expenses
Administrative expenses 193,077
Other Expenses 45,295
Total expenses $1,191,982
Expenses in Excess of Income (48,822)
Beginning net assets 532,510
Ending net assets 483,688
Total liabilities 22,229
Total assets $505,917

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