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    My Stuff Bags Foundation

    My Stuff Bags Foundation


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    Westlake Vlg CA 91361-4613


    Westlake Vlg CA | IRS ruling year: 1998 | EIN: 95-4671812  


    Founded in 1998, the My Stuff Bags Foundation provides duffels of new belongings to children nationwide who must be rescued from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness, and child trafficking. Traumatized by the events leading to their rescue, these children often arrive at crisis shelters and foster care with nothing of their own. Rescuing agencies rarely have the resources to provide something as essential as a toothbrush or as comforting as a teddy bear. We fill that gap with My Stuff Bags, individual duffels lovingly packed by volunteers with donated, new childhood essentials. My Stuff Bags address the immediate physical and emotional needs of these disadvantaged children, helping support the agencies caring for them.

    Each My Stuff Bag sends the message to a hurting child that their community and country surrounds them with love and support. To date, more than 630,000 children across the United States have received a My Stuff Bag.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 94%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Beacon Weights
    Historical Ratings
     Important note on the timeliness of ratings

    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for My Stuff Bags Foundation is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance


    My Stuff Bags Foundation has earned a 93% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2019. More recent filing data is available, but it has not been factored into this score, due to COVID-19's effect on this organization.

    Rating update postponed due to COVID-19's impact on this organization. View My Stuff Bags Foundation's response.

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 2.29% - 10/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 1.50 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.03 - 10/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 2.90% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 3.59% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 93.40% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -6.72% - 0/10 pts

    Unscored Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available
    Pandemic Response - Data Available

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