EIN 41-0987753

Families First of Minnesota

IRS 501(c) type
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Year formed
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NTEE code, primary
Family First of Minnesota provides early childhood training, professional development advising, startup grants, Parent Aware services, and community-based Child and Family Development programming to families in southern Minnesota.
Also known as...
Child Care Resource and Referral
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Program areas at Families First of Minnesota

Head start provides community based Child and family development programming for Families living in olmsted, freeborn, and winona counties. Head start focuses on preparing pregnant women and young children from birth to 5 years old, and their Families, for a successful future. Essential information, training and services are provided so parents are able to build a better life for their children and fulfill their role as the primary educator of their children. The ccr&r head start program operates at eleven (11) locations throughout olmsted, freeborn, and winona counties
Child Care Resource & Referral also offers crisis nursery and school readiness. Olmsted county funds the crisis nursery, which is a Child abuse prevention and family support program that provides temporary, short-term Care for children in olmsted county while Families address a crisis situation. School readiness allow children 3 years old to kindergarten in the rochester area to participate in early childhood programs and services that enable them to enter school with the skills and behavior needed for them to progress and flourish.
Child Care aware of mn southern district provides early childhood training, professional development advising, startup, regional, and emergency grants, along with parent aware services to regions 9 and 10 consisting of 20 counties in southern Minnesota. We serve family Child Care programs, Child Care centers, legal non-licensed providers, and preschool programs. Child Care aware of mn southern district offered roughly 174 trainings across 20 counties in 2022. Trainings consist of licensing required health and safety trainings and parent aware knowledge and competency framework based trainings. Twice annually, Child Care aware of mn southern district recruits and provides training for the Minnesota Child development associate. The course is offered over twelve months for a total of 120 hours. In 2022, Child Care aware of mn southern district awarded startup, regional, and emergency grants totaling $176,201 to over 98 programs. Programs were comprised of preschool programs, family Child Care programs, and center based programs. We have also expended $6,750,650 in early learning scholarship awards in 2022.

Who funds Families First of Minnesota

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
United Way of Olmsted CountyProgram Award and Designations$102,275
Three Rivers Community ActionEarly Childhood Home Visits$93,140
AmazonSmile FoundationGeneral Support$139

Personnel at Families First of Minnesota

Jon LosnessExecutive Director
Ron LuckFinance Director / Director of Finance$134,143
Eve DietermanHuman Resources Director$0
Sandy SimarProgram Director$131,149
Jonathan LosnessPast Executive Director$159,659
...and 9 more key personnel

Financials for Families First of Minnesota

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$369,929
Program services$19,097,526
Investment income and dividends$-80,166
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$3,000
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$23,779
Total revenues$19,414,068

Form 990s for Families First of Minnesota

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-01990View PDF
2021-122022-11-07990View PDF
2020-122021-09-23990View PDF
2019-122021-04-01990View PDF
2018-122019-10-31990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 21, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 21, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
November 27, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $102,275 from United Way of Olmsted County
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 5, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Human service organizationsYouth service charitiesHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharitiesHead Start programs
Human servicesChildren
State / local levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
126 Woodlake Dr Se
Rochester, MN 55904
Metro area
Rochester, MN
Olmsted County, MN
Website URL
(507) 287-2020
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P33: Child Day Care
NAICS code, primary
624110: Child and Youth Services
Parent/child status
Central organization
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