Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina, Inc. (Salina, KS)


  • Name:Jack Lennon
  • Title:Match Support Specialist

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina, Inc.
  • Address:353 E. Avenue A
    Salina, KS 67401
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:7858255509
  • Main fax:7858251092

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina is to provide children facing adversity with strong, enduring, and professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.

  • Overview:
  • We nurture children and strengthen the Salina community. We create, monitor, and maintain meaningful and impactful relationships between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 5 through 18. We foster positive relationships that have direct and lasting effects on the lives of young people. By partnering with over 600 clients, parents and guardians, volunteers, and others in the community, we are accountable for each child in our programs achieving extremely important qualities: elevated confidence, improved social skills, avoidance of risky behaviors, and academic success. We help children attain their greatest potential by finding those individuals who are struggling, for a variety of reasons, and offering them same-sex role models who can offer the tools necessary to be successful in life. Our research indicates that the positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have an irrefutable and measurable impact on these children's lives. By participating in our program for only 12 months, Little Brothers and Sisters are:

    - More confident in their academic performance;
    - Able to get along better with their families and peers;
    - 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs;
    - 27% less likely to begin using alcohol; and,
    - 52% less likely to skip school.

    All of our Littles are from low socioeconomic status families. A large portion have been diagnosed with various Axis I psychiatric disorders, namely Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. We have developed numerous programs to confront as many specific youth areas as possible. Our current programs include the following:

    - Site-Based Program - Bigs and Littles meet once weekly at the Littles' schools to read, play basketball, work on homework, or talk under faculty supervision;
    - Community-Based Program - Bigs and Littles meet once weekly to participate in any activities for which they receive parental permission, such as shopping, skating, bowling, playing video games, watching movies, and going out to eat;
    - Children of Promise - targeting children with incarcerated parents;
    - Operation Big - targeting children of military families and matching them with mentors with military backgrounds;
    - ReuniteNow - reuniting alumni Littles and Bigs, as well as linking alumni with local agencies; and,
    - The BIG Heart Program - see Program Background.

  • History:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina began in 1968, acquiring its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in 1985. It began when its founder noticed that children facing adversity would almost always end up in the juvenile justice system. His goal was to intervene before these legal issues arose, and assist children in attaining their greatest potential.

  • Year established:1968
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:21
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:7


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:48-0999016

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:480999016
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:500 KENWOOD PARK DR
  • Organization City:SALINA
  • Organization State:KS
  • Organization Zip:67401-4128
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 1985
  • 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 publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):328
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Combat juvenile delinquency
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$920,391
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$476,843
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$404,904
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 9:50:45 am

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