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Prevent Child Abuse America (National Office)

CharityWatch report issued
March 2019

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Prevent Child Abuse America (National Office)
228 South Wabash Avenue
10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604

Other Names

PCA America

Tax Status


Stated Mission

To prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2017

Program Percentage: 90%

The percentage of Prevent Child Abuse America (National Office)'s cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $6

How many dollars Prevent Child Abuse America (National Office) spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Prevent Child Abuse America IRS Form 990 23-7235671
Prevent Child Abuse America Audited Financial Statements 23-7235671
Entity: Prevent Child Abuse America
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 23-7235671
Entity: Prevent Child Abuse America
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 23-7235671

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Prevent Child Abuse America (National Office)
meets governance benchmarks.
Prevent Child Abuse America (National Office)
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy No Sharing  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Dan Duffy President/CEO $275,349
Name: Dan Duffy
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $275,349

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
CharityWatch's rating of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) is for the national office of the organization (tax ID #23-7235671) and does not include the financial activities of the local chapters.

As described in the PCAA 2017 tax filing:

"Chapter Activities -- There are chapters in 48 states. The network provides a distribution mechanism for the public policy and information efforts of the national office. Each chapter is a separate 501(c)(3) [public charity] or a subdivision of state government and also provides a variety of services that may include information and education on prevention services, development of position statements on important local policy issues and thought leadership for statewide prevention planning efforts" (IRS Form 990, Part III, 4c).
According to the Prevent Child Abuse America audit of December 31, 2017 (Note N, Copyright):

"On March 13, 2017, Prevent Child Abuse America entered into an agreement with Great Kids, Inc. to purchase the copyrights to two curricula used by Healthy Families America. The two organizations also amended the original license agreement for other curricula used by Healthy Families America, reducing the licensing fee to reflect the copyright purchase..."

The cash outflow from the copyright purchase was $242,500, according to the Prevent Child Abuse America audited Statement of Cash Flows for the year ended December 31, 2017.
According to the Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) audit of December 31, 2017 (Note I, In-Kind Contributions), PCAA received in-kind contributed legal services in 2017 on which it placed a total value of $192,692.

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]

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