Children's Bureau of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)


  • Name:Ms. Jean Sweeney
  • Title:Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Children's Bureau of Southern California
  • Address:1910 Magnolia Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:213.342.0143
  • Main fax:213.342.0257

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  • Mission:
  • Children’s Bureau is committed to providing vulnerable children—especially in the early years—the foundation necessary to become caring and productive adults.

  • Overview:
  • We believe that children deserve to grow up safe, nurtured and healthy. Children’s Bureau has been saving children’s lives with innovative and cutting edge child welfare programs for 111 years. We focus our efforts on preventing child abuse and neglect and treating children who have suffered. Experts agree that child abuse and neglect are the root cause of many social ills including poverty, violence, isolation, and illiteracy. We also know that the best way to address this issue is by investing in the early years to prevent abuse in the first place. Ninety-three percent (93%) of the families we serve live at or below the poverty level causing enormous stress and uncertainty and putting them at risk.
    Our goal is to prevent abuse and neglect by providing a broad spectrum of services that equips families with the tools/skills they need to be healthy, productive members of their community. From the point of pregnancy on, we try to reduce the likelihood that abuse will occur in at-risk families by offering services that encourage community participation and engage individuals in a trustworthy manner.
    Significant adversity impairs development in the first few years of life—and the more adversity a child faces, the greater the odds of a developmental delay. In fact, risk factors such as poverty, caregiver mental illness, child maltreatment, single parent, and low maternal education have a cumulative impact: children exposed to 6 or 7 of these risks face a 90-100% likelihood of having one or more delays in their cognitive, language, or emotional development. (Barth, et al. 2008) Providing young children with a healthy environment in which to learn and grow is not only good for their development—economists have also shown that high-quality early childhood programs bring impressive returns on investment to the public.
    With that in mind, our School Readiness Program is designed to address the needs of low-income children ages birth to five years old by strengthening the child/parent bond, engaging parents in their children’s education, and advancing key developmental skills children need to succeed in school.

  • History:
  • In 1904, moved by the plight of exploited and unprotected children, community leader Mrs. E.K. Foster founded Children’s Bureau. Children’s Bureau has demonstrated itself to be a leader and innovator of child welfare services. In the 1920s, the agency became one of the country’s first professional foster care providers and was also a vital partner in establishing the Community Chest, a precursor to United Way. A decade later, we played a key role in establishing the USC School of Social Work. Throughout our history, Children’s Bureau has housed homeless and abused children in shelters, initiated adoption services for refugee and war orphans, offered child day care services as more women entered the workforce, provided group-home care for children who could not be helped through normal foster care, and initiated in-home counseling and parent education classes. Today, Children’s Bureau focuses on child abuse prevention, foster care and adoption, and mental health treatment services. About 93% of our families in Los Angeles and Orange Counties live at or below the poverty level and our client population reflects the diversity of the communities we serve: 70% Latino, 13% African American, 12% Caucasian, 5% Asian Pacific and other ethnic groups. The primary focus of our prevention programs is on families with children from birth to 5 years old.

  • Year established:1904
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:69
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:300


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:95-1690975

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:951690975
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% RICHARD KLEIN
  • Organization Address:1910 MAGNOLIA AVE
  • Organization City:LOS ANGELES
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:90007-1220
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1926
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):999
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P300
  • Asset Amount:$38,176,484
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$31,935,263
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$30,661,450
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 7:31:33 pm

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