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National Fire Safety Council

Dedicated to the safety of children

two stars

77.17

P.O. Box 378 Michigan, MI 49254
tel: (800) 255-1082   Web Site
EIN: 38-2292422

Board Leadership
Harley J. Kaufman
President

CEO
Harley J. Kaufman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.17 two stars
  Financial 73.91 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Fire Safety Council (NFSC) is the largest distributor of comprehensive fire & burn prevention and life safety materials in the United States. NFSC was formed in 1979 in response to the overwhelming need for fire safety materials. We direct a concentrated effort toward creating a special fire safety educational program of materials and services for all ages, including children, adults, and seniors, which assist Fire Departments in helping save lives through education. We lead the industry by providing thousands of public fire safety organizations across the U.S. with millions of pieces of safety materials annually.

The National Fire Safety Council (NFSC) is the largest distributor of comprehensive fire & burn prevention and life safety materials in the United States. NFSC was formed in 1979 in response to the overwhelming need for fire safety materials. We direct a concentrated effort toward creating a special fire safety educational program of materials and services for all ages, including children, adults, and seniors, which assist Fire Departments in helping save lives through education. We lead the industry by providing thousands of public fire safety organizations across the U.S. with millions of pieces of safety materials annually.

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Financial

two stars

73.91

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
68.6%
  Administrative Expenses 20.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.83
  Program Expenses Growth -0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Fire Safety Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Fire Safety Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Fire Safety Council (MI) 77.17 two stars
Techbridge (GA) 87.15 three stars
Getting Out and Staying Out (NY) 91.27 four stars
School for Advanced Research (NM) 85.27 three stars
Robert Toigo Foundation (CA) 95.26 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,238,928
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,238,928
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,238,928
   Other Revenue $-19,312
TOTAL REVENUE $3,219,616
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,233,761
   Administrative Expenses $589,559
   Fundraising Expenses $347,330
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,170,650
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $48,966
   
Net Assets $2,615,669

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-10 02/01/2020 77.17 two stars
2017-10 12/17/2018 79.79 two stars
2016-10 07/01/2018 74.89 two stars
2016-10 12/22/2017 76.38 two stars
2015-10 04/01/2017 75.69 two stars
2014-10 06/01/2016 74.67 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 07/01/2015 72.01 two stars
2013-10 04/01/2015 70.87 two stars
2012-10 02/01/2014 62.74 one star
2012-10 12/20/2013 61.37 one star
2011-10 12/01/2012 59.56 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 38-2292422
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL FIRE SAFETY COUNCIL INC
NTEE Code M24
NTEE Classification Fire Prevention, Protection, Control
NTEE Type Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 October, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
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  • October, 2017
  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
  • October, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$53,478 1.68% Harley J. Kaufman President $53,443
Other Salaries of Note
$72,038 2.27% Connie Ramsey Safety Counselor $63,673
$68,428 2.15% Diane M. Nelson Director, Secretary, Treasurer --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Fire Safety Council (MI) 77.17 two stars
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Teaching Matters (NY) 91.06 four stars
MassBioEd (MA) 87.92 three stars
On the Move (CA) 88.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Fire Safety Council
P.O. Box 378
Michigan, MI 49254
tel: (800) 255-1082
EIN: 38-2292422

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Board Leadership

Harley J. Kaufman
President

CEO

Harley J. Kaufman
President

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