aka KCSARC   |   Renton, WA   |
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EIN: 91-0967255


King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit providing direct services to people of all ages, genders, races, and cultural backgrounds in King County, WA, while working toward the ultimate goal of eliminating sexual violence and abuse from our communities. We’re on the front line with victims and their families, ensuring that all people affected by sexual assault get the treatment they need and advocacy they deserve. We’re also at the forefront of change, guiding public policy development and delivering best practice education to create safer environments for everyone.

Notes from the nonprofit

Founded in 1976, KCSARC has grown to become largest, most comprehensive sexual assault victim service organization in King County and WA State. The mission of KCSARC is to give voice to victims, their families, and the community; create change in beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about violence; and instill courage for people to speak out about sexual assault. Programs that drive our mission forward include: a 24-hour resource line, legal and general advocacy, therapy, parent education and family services, and primary prevention programming. We operate several multidisciplinary initiatives that integrate the above services for specific populations including Dando Voz (Giving Voice) and Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors). Both of these programs are with bilingual/bicultural providers who support the needs of our Spanish-speaking clients.

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Executive Director

Mary Ellen Stone

Main address

P.O. Box 300

Renton, WA 98057 USA

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Subject area info

Sexual assault victim services

Domestic violence

Sexual abuse

Legal services

Population served info

Children and youth


Women and girls

Ethnic and racial groups

Victims of crime and abuse

NTEE code info

Legal Services (I80)

Rape Victim Services (F42)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Legal Advocacy

Legal Advocates are available to work with you at any time in the criminal justice process, and will be with you throughout the entire process. Your legal advocate will be available to answer your questions, provide you with information, and help you navigate the legal system. Our focus is to help the system work more effectively for you and your family. Legal advocacy services are confidential and free of charge.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Need help or have questions? Call KCSARC’s 24-Hour Resource Line at 888.99.VOICE (888.998.6423).

Every hour of the day, professional KCSARC advocates are there to help you. Trained advocates will answer your call, provide crisis intervention, information and referrals, and on-going support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your call is confidential. This vital resource is for victims, their families and friends, or anyone who is concerned about sexual assault or child abuse and safety in their community.

Population(s) Served

KCSARC’s therapists are experts in providing trauma-specific therapy to help victims of sexual assault heal. KCSARC offers individual therapy for children, teens and adults, as well as group therapy for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.

Population(s) Served

KCSARC provides free, confidential services for victims of sexual assault and their families in the Spanish-speaking community. The Dando Voz (Giving Voice) program offers all of KCSARC’s current services for victims of sexual assault in Spanish, including general advocacy, child advocacy, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, parent education and therapy.

Population(s) Served

At KCSARC we keep our prevention work grounded in the Centers for Disease Control’s research on risk and protective factors and utilize the social-ecological framework to keep a focus on addressing these factors at each level of the model. KCSARC also works to ensure that all prevention programming adheres to the Nine Principles of Effective Prevention Programming and operates from a community-development perspective. KCSARC currently engages in prevention work in middle and high schools. KCSARC facilitates prevention sessions with young people that focus on the risk and protective factors of sexual assault perpetration; we have conversations with youth about consent, boundaries, healthy relationships, gender stereotypes, and more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

% of surveyed clients expressed that they understand more about how their experience is affecting them.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We survey all participants in any program to gauge the impact of our services and track their progression through treatment, including using standardized, evidence-based measures.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Founded in 1976, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) is the largest, most comprehensive organization providing holistic services to survivors of sexual assault and their families in King County. In 2021, KCSARC served 5,559 victims through direct services, including 2,395 child and youth victims. Our purpose is to alleviate, as much as possible, the trauma of sexual assault for victims and their families. KCSARC’s comprehensive approach addresses the mental health needs of victims and provides wraparound services that support holistic healing.

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.65 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 23% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of KING COUNTY SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCE CENTER’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $224,156 $156,122 -$53,667 $240,276 $287,995
As % of expenses 5.7% 3.5% -1.0% 4.0% 4.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $194,100 $131,450 -$90,808 $190,354 $229,794
As % of expenses 4.9% 3.0% -1.7% 3.2% 3.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $4,221,385 $4,506,939 $5,416,875 $6,369,822 $6,626,536
Total revenue, % change over prior year 8.6% 6.8% 20.2% 17.6% 4.0%
Program services revenue 5.3% 6.4% 4.6% 5.1% 5.2%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Government grants 65.2% 69.2% 71.1% 68.5% 69.2%
All other grants and contributions 29.4% 24.2% 23.9% 26.3% 25.4%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,962,430 $4,422,750 $5,396,103 $5,960,664 $6,269,693
Total expenses, % change over prior year 4.6% 11.6% 22.0% 10.5% 5.2%
Personnel 78.0% 75.2% 77.8% 80.6% 79.6%
Professional fees 12.8% 16.3% 11.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Occupancy 2.5% 3.1% 3.9% 3.7% 3.9%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.4% 0.5% 0.4% 0.6% 0.7%
All other expenses 6.3% 4.9% 6.9% 6.1% 6.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,992,486 $4,447,422 $5,433,244 $6,010,586 $6,327,894
One month of savings $330,203 $368,563 $449,675 $496,722 $522,474
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $43,746 $107,736 $53,444 $1,359,701
Total full costs (estimated) $4,322,689 $4,859,731 $5,990,655 $6,560,752 $8,210,069

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Months of cash 2.9 3.1 2.2 2.3 2.2
Months of cash and investments 2.9 3.1 2.2 2.3 2.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.8 3.7 2.7 2.8 0.6
Balance sheet composition info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cash $959,277 $1,130,007 $990,287 $1,125,539 $1,158,385
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $840,373 $800,514 $806,200 $991,775 $1,049,269
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $325,678 $369,424 $477,159 $530,603 $1,647,341
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 76.4% 74.0% 65.1% 68.0% 10.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 21.0% 23.8% 22.3% 17.9% 43.0%
Unrestricted net assets $1,329,469 $1,460,919 $1,370,111 $1,560,465 $1,790,259
Temporarily restricted net assets $267,809 $195,876 $270,315 $439,197 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $267,809 $195,876 $270,315 $439,197 $508,045
Total net assets $1,597,278 $1,656,795 $1,640,426 $1,999,662 $2,298,304

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mary Ellen Stone

Mary Ellen Stone, Executive Director, oversees the entire organization of more than 70 employees and works closely with the 20-member Board of Directors to meet KCSARC's vision and mission. For the last 30 plus years, she has been a visionary leader in changing the landscape of sexual assault prevention, education, and victim advocacy. She has built partnerships with key businesses, companies, local governments and organizations so that that victims and their families have a voice. Mary Ellen holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Minnesota. She is a program graduate of Leadership Tomorrow and the Alki Foundation. She presently serves on the Seattle Archdiocese Review Board. Past board responsibilities include the Mental Illness Drug Dependence Oversight Board and the 2018 Seattle Chief of Police Search Committee, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Sex Offender Management Committee, Women’s Funding Alliance, and Municipal League Seattle-King County.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Marilyn Sherron


Term: 2024 - 2022

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/5/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/09/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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