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Home School Foundation

Helping families homeschool through hard times

four stars

91.32

P.O. Box 1152 Purcellville, VA 20134
tel: (540) 338-8688   Web Site
EIN: 52-1354365

Board Leadership
J. Michael Smith
President

CEO
Chuck Hurst
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.32 four stars
  Financial 94.57 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Home School Foundation's (HSF) vision is to see every homeschooling family have the resources they need to provide the best education they can for their children. Founded in 1994 as the charitable arm of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), HSF assists individual families homeschooling in the U.S. through very difficult circumstances by providing privately-funded grants to help with the cost of curriculum and other emergency needs. Through a variety of funds, HSF helps widows, single parents, families with special needs children, low income and military families, and those who have lost their homeschooling materials due to fire, flood or storm. HSF is a member of the ECFA and a recognized charity of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #10535).

The Home School Foundation's (HSF) vision is to see every homeschooling family have the resources they need to provide the best education they can for their children. Founded in 1994 as the charitable arm of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), HSF assists individual families homeschooling in the U.S. through very difficult circumstances by providing privately-funded grants to help with the cost of curriculum and other emergency needs. Through a variety of funds, HSF helps widows, single parents, families with special needs children, low income and military families, and those who have lost their homeschooling materials due to fire, flood or storm. HSF is a member of the ECFA and a recognized charity of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #10535).

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Financial

four stars

94.57

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
94.1%
  Administrative Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.36
  Program Expenses Growth 9.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Home School Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Home School Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Home School Foundation (VA) 91.32 four stars
American Friends of the Hebrew University (NY) 89.22 three stars
American Friends of IDC (NY) 86.56 three stars
The Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation (FL) 89.51 three stars
South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Math Foundation (SC) 86.01 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,022,359
   Federated Campaigns $27,590
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $24,997
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,074,946
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,074,946
   Other Revenue $13,527
TOTAL REVENUE $2,088,473
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,094,885
   Administrative Expenses $55,021
   Fundraising Expenses $100,391
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,250,297
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-161,824
   
Net Assets $772,802

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
Home School Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 07/01/2019 91.32 four stars
2017-03 09/01/2018 91.80 four stars
2016-03 06/01/2017 91.90 four stars
2015-03 04/01/2017 94.05 four stars
2015-03 03/01/2017 92.26 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 85.95 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 03/01/2016 86.51 three stars
2014-03 10/01/2015 87.10 three stars
2013-03 06/01/2014 86.69 three stars
2012-03 07/01/2013 87.02 three stars
2011-03 12/01/2012 80.92 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 52-1354365
Name in IRS Master File HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION
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 (430) Defense of human and civil rights
(461) Other litigation or support of litigation
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 April, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- J. Michael Smith President
Other Salaries of Note
None reported -- Charles Hurst Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Home School Foundation (VA) 91.32 four stars
Big Shoulders Fund (IL) 98.64 four stars
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (NY) 95.94 four stars
Naval War College Foundation (RI) 90.42 four stars
American Friends of IDC (NY) 86.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Home School Foundation
P.O. Box 1152
Purcellville, VA 20134
tel: (540) 338-8688
EIN: 52-1354365

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Board Leadership

J. Michael Smith
President

CEO

Chuck Hurst
Executive Director

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