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90 percent of all contributions are spent on services for children

2017-2018 Fiscal Year Expenditures for CEDARS Consolidated

For over seven decades, thousands of vulnerable children and youth have found refuge and a new beginning at CEDARS. One of Nebraska’s most trusted child-service organizations, CEDARS makes sure that children feel safe and secure. At the same time, we’re giving parents, foster families, and partnering agencies the support they need to care effectively for children.

CEDARS is committed to financial responsibility. In the last fiscal year, CEDARS consolidated agencies spent 90% of all expenditures on services for children. Percentages are based on the formula set forth by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, whose standard recommends at least 65% of an organization’s total expenses be spent on program activities.

  • Every year thousands of children come through CEDARS' doors. And with them come stories of challenge and hope. Through your support, you become part of their stories. Learn more by reading our President's Annual Report

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Strong financial health as well as commitment to accountability and transparency have earned CEDARS the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

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