EIN 23-7235671

Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA)

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Prevent Child Abuse America, founded in 1972, works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide while recognizing that child development is a building block for community development and economic development.
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Program areas at PCAA

Prevention programs -healthy families America is an evidence-based home visiting model led by Prevent Child Abuse America. By supporting parents in the home, healthy families America builds a strong foundation for safe, nurturing, and trusted relationships between caregiver and Child that maximizes opportunities for children to reach their full potential and enjoy lifelong success. Hfa has been shown to improve school readiness, reduce Child maltreatment and intimate partner violence, and improve family economic stability, among other positive outcomes.
Prevention research. Research informs all the work we do at Prevent Child Abuse America. Our team of experts work across all departments to ensure that our prevention strategies are guided by the best available data and evidence. They also translate research findings for practice and policy audiences, elevating lessons learned from the field and advancing knowledge of what works, and support our network of state chapters through grants to study innovation in Child Abuse prevention. Additionally, pcaa's research team leads projects that enhance our signature home visiting program, healthy families America (hfa). Currently, they are working to strengthen organizational capacity to collect, analyze, and drive continuous quality improvement across the hfa model.
Strategy activities: at Prevent Child Abuse America, we envision a world where all children and families have what they need to thrive and prosper. Pcaa embarked on a comprehensive, adaptive strategy process in 2022 to set a vision for the creation of a primary prevention ecosystem in the united states that builds the wellbeing of our nation's children and families. They developed a bold theory of change comprehensive, evidenced-based, and bold prevention framework that can guide not only the work of pca America, but also the broader prevention field and policy makers into the future. The frameworkis grounded in the primary prevention and systems change literature and was developed through a series of design sessions, interviews and surveys that engaged nearly 1700 individuals representing diverse perspectives.
Prevention education and awareness: great communications can change lives. At Prevent Child Abuse America, we communicate via a wide range of integrated public awareness and engagement efforts to help ensure the safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments that enable children and families to thrive.
Prevention advocacy. The public policy and advocacy program at Prevent Child Abuse America operates on the national level to mobilize nonpartisan support for federal policies and provide technical support to help facilitate effective advocacy at the state and local levels, too. When communities, policymakers, and resources are invested in prevention strategies, we can begin to envision a world where the negative impacts and outcomes from Child maltreatment will be nonexistent.
Chapter activities: the Prevent Child Abuse America (pca America) nationwide state chapter network ranges from independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to agencies that operate under umbrella organizations, such as government departments, hospitals, and universities. Chapters contribute invaluably to our comprehensive prevention efforts, providing state-level expertise and resources and ultimately amplifying our work widely in communities nationwide. They work in tandem with a wide array of community partners to deliver valuable day-to-day prevention work, including the formulation of innovative strategies to address issues such as Child sexual Abuse, raising awareness for the prevention of Child Abuse and neglect, and advocating with state and local governments to ensure that there is funding available for programs designed to benefit children and families

Grants made by PCAA

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Southwest Organizing ProjectWould Like To Be Able To Hire at Least 20 Young People in the Summer To Continue the Youth Justice Summer Internship, Which Focuses on Leadership Development, Building Skills With the Interns and Leading Them Through Workshops To Educate Them on the Justice System and Community Power Building.$140,000
Kentucky Youth AdvocatesCo-Designing the Truth Telling Circle (TTC), Holding Bi-Weekly Meetings Between the Kya Team, Including Foster Care Alumni and the Counsel for Truth; Public Health Initiative (Ctphi) Founders; Actively Preparing Foster Care Alumni To Lead Activities and Coordinate 4 Meetings With Broader Community Stakeholders.$140,000
Our Sisters Our BrothersImplement the Bridge To Wisdom Program Which Will Create Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults To Connect With Mentors and Build Lasting Relationships To Help Develop Their Personal Leadership.$140,000
...and 16 more grants made

Who funds Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Annie E Casey Foundation (AECF)Support Thriving Families, Safer Children$765,000
Kappa Delta FoundationProgram Support$404,507
W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF)Support Communities To Reimagine Child Welfare Systems That Center Equity and Child Well Being Through Technical Support, Peer To Peer Learning and Networking$300,000
...and 77 more grants received totalling $2,411,657

Personnel at PCAA

Melissa MerrickPresident and Chief Executive Officer$307,485
Anita OdomChief Operations Officer for Chapters / Senior Director of Chapter Services$101,043
Kerrie Trebonsky JuneChief Financial Officer$72,152
Marissa MorabitoChief Government Affairs and Policy Officer / Senior Director of Public Policy$132,271
Kelly ChristopherChief Development Officer$152,065
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for PCAA

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,663,122
Program services$3,910,958
Investment income and dividends$225,801
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-158,286
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$428,555
Miscellaneous revenues$21,819
Total revenues$8,091,969

Form 990s for PCAA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-10-25990View PDF
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122021-04-06990View PDF
2019-122021-03-01990View PDF
...and 13 more Form 990s
Data update history
October 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $19,512 from The Blackbaud Giving Fund
August 1, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
July 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 27 new grant, including a grant for $765,000 from Annie E Casey Foundation (AECF)
July 6, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
June 1, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Crime and legal aid organizationsYouth service charitiesHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Human servicesChildrenCommunity improvementAbuse preventionCrime and law
MembershipsPolitical advocacyLobbyingNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
33 N Dearborn St Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60602
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(312) 663-3520
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
I72: Child Abuse, Prevention of
NAICS code, primary
624110: Child and Youth Services
Parent/child status
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