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Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children

Caring for the children and families of our nation's veterans

three stars

85.84

3573 South Waverly Road Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
tel: (800) 424-8360   Web Site
EIN: 38-1359597

Board Leadership
Sam Compton
Board President

CEO
Frederick Puffenberger
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.84 three stars
  Financial 79.98 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children provides children and families of members of the VFW, its Auxiliary and active-duty military opportunities for growth and development in a nurturing community, and by doing so, will serve as a living memorial to all veterans. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) established the National Home in 1925 to care for the children and families of our nation's veterans. Located on 629 acres in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, the National Home stands today as a tribute to the VFW and Auxiliary members who help support the facility and the families who call the National Home their home.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children provides children and families of members of the VFW, its Auxiliary and active-duty military opportunities for growth and development in a nurturing community, and by doing so, will serve as a living memorial to all veterans. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) established the National Home in 1925 to care for the children and families of our nation's veterans. Located on 629 acres in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, the National Home stands today as a tribute to the VFW and Auxiliary members who help support the facility and the families who call the National Home their home.

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Financial

two stars

79.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.58
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children (MI) 85.84 three stars
Crosswinds Youth Services (FL) 90.02 four stars
Sister Carmen Community Center (CO) 90.64 four stars
Martha's Table (DC) 91.79 four stars
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (CA) 89.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,918,656
   Federated Campaigns $10,226
   Membership Dues $105,200
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,034,082
   Program Service Revenue $5,582
Total Primary Revenue $5,039,664
   Other Revenue $518,628
TOTAL REVENUE $5,558,292
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,786,977
   Administrative Expenses $631,034
   Fundraising Expenses $891,934
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,309,945
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $248,347
   
Net Assets $17,820,438

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Facilities Management $1,418,032 37.4%
Direct Care $1,343,771 35.5%
Indirect Care $1,025,174 27.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2020 85.84 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 83.37 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 84.79 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 84.92 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 82.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 81.09 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 76.48 two stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 81.13 three stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 88.73 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.41 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 86.90 three stars
2009-06 03/01/2010 81.28 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 74.48 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 70.86 two stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 67.17 one star
2005-06 06/01/2006 62.02 one star
2004-06 05/01/2005 71.12 two stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 64.85 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 38-1359597
Name in IRS Master File VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS NATIONAL HOME FOR CHILDREN
NTEE Code P70
NTEE Classification Residential, Custodial Care
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(399) Other housing activities
(32) Nursery school
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$6,537 0.12% Fred Puffenberger Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$95,230 1.79% Patrice Green Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children (MI) 85.84 three stars
North Fulton Community Charities (GA) 91.07 four stars
The Family Tree (MD) 94.43 four stars
Nurse-Family Partnership (CO) 95.17 four stars
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (CA) 89.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children
3573 South Waverly Road
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
tel: (800) 424-8360
EIN: 38-1359597

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Board Leadership

Sam Compton
Board President

CEO

Frederick Puffenberger
Executive Director

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