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California Fire Foundation

Providing emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect.

three stars

86.56

1780 Creekside Oaks Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
tel: (800) 890-3213   Web Site
EIN: 68-0118991

Board Leadership
Brian Rice
Chair

CEO
Elena Ruiz
Foundation Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.56 three stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The California Fire Foundation, provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect. Formed in 1987 by California Professional Firefighters, the California Fire Foundation's mandate includes an array of survivor and victim assistance projects and community initiatives. The foundation supplies emergency support to departments and families of firefighters killed in the line of duty as well as providing educational assistance to the children of fallen firefighters. The Foundation's Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program brings short-term relief to victims of fire or other natural disaster.

The California Fire Foundation, provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect. Formed in 1987 by California Professional Firefighters, the California Fire Foundation's mandate includes an array of survivor and victim assistance projects and community initiatives. The foundation supplies emergency support to departments and families of firefighters killed in the line of duty as well as providing educational assistance to the children of fallen firefighters. The Foundation's Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program brings short-term relief to victims of fire or other natural disaster.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
93.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.59
  Program Expenses Growth 24.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Fire Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Fire Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Fire Foundation (CA) 86.56 three stars
Correctional Peace Officers Foundation (CA) 86.30 three stars
FDNY Foundation (NY) 95.07 four stars
New York City Police Foundation (NY) 97.15 four stars
Wildland Firefighter Foundation (ID) 98.06 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,421,011
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,421,011
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,421,011
   Other Revenue $166,596
TOTAL REVENUE $2,587,607
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,928,455
   Administrative Expenses $74,818
   Fundraising Expenses $71,243
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,074,516
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $513,091
   
Net Assets $2,524,767

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
Public Education and Outreach $1,483,044 76.9%
Assisting Fire Victims and Families $427,411 22.2%
Scholarships $18,000 0.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 09/03/2019 86.56 three stars

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

EIN 68-0118991
Name in IRS Master File CALIFORNIA FIRE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 May, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Lou Paulson President $145,778

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Fire Foundation (CA) 86.56 three stars
Wildland Firefighter Foundation (ID) 98.06 four stars
New York City Police Foundation (NY) 97.15 four stars
FDNY Foundation (NY) 95.07 four stars
Correctional Peace Officers Foundation (CA) 86.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

California Fire Foundation
1780 Creekside Oaks
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
tel: (800) 890-3213
EIN: 68-0118991

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Board Leadership

Brian Rice
Chair

CEO

Elena Ruiz
Foundation Director

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