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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

80.90

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

Board Leadership
Brian Rice
Chair

CEO
Rick Martinez
Foundation Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.90 three stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 73.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

two stars

73.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
93.7%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.98
  Program Expenses Growth 72.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.6%
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) 80.90 three stars
New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (LA) 89.97 three stars
Atlanta Police Foundation (GA) 91.22 four stars
Correctional Peace Officers Foundation (CA) 85.96 three stars
100 Club of Arizona (AZ) 86.28 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,324,879
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,324,879
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $12,324,879
   Other Revenue $431,330
TOTAL REVENUE $12,756,209
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,454,982
   Administrative Expenses $173,162
   Fundraising Expenses $170,299
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,798,443
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,957,766
   
Net Assets $9,374,738

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
Assisting Fire Victims and Families $4,622,538 84.7%
Public Education and Outreach $820,444 15.0%
Scholarships $12,000 0.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 80.90 three stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$106,847 1.84% Hedva Jalon Foundation Director --
Other Salaries of Note
$3,230 0.05% Mike Lopez Treasurer $27,570
$1,835 0.03% Tim Strack Director $11,300
$1,835 0.03% Michael Massone Director $12,185
$1,550 0.02% Chris Mahon Director --
$470 0.00% Cliff Allen Director --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Fire Foundation (CA) 80.90 three stars
Concerns of Police Survivors (MO) 97.17 four stars
FDNY Foundation (NY) 95.07 four stars
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (MD) 93.91 four stars
Wildland Firefighter Foundation (ID) 98.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Brian Rice
Chair

CEO

Rick Martinez
Foundation Director

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