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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

The Forge for Families

Serving as watchmen in the inner-city

two stars

76.99

3435 Dixie Drive Houston, TX 77021
tel: (713) 660-1860   Web Site
EIN: 76-0485959

Board Leadership
Mark Castiglione
Chairman

CEO
Dana L. Thomas
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.99 two stars
  Financial 87.42 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Forge for Families is intent on serving as watchmen in the inner-city by holistically addressing the needs of our community and encouraging children & adults through children's programming (educational & athletic), practical parent training, pre-marital and marital counseling, and economic development which includes personal financial management and employment. The Forge is strategically located in the most disadvantaged section of Houston, Texas, to serve the Second and Third Wards. Our results-oriented approach to programming is based on The Forge's previous success in parent classes, encouragement of healthy marriages, and economic improvement. We have operated family services for 19 years, including children, parent, marriage, father, and single-mother programs. The Forge for families operates in a new, 28,000+ square foot facility situated on two acres.

The Forge for Families is intent on serving as watchmen in the inner-city by holistically addressing the needs of our community and encouraging children & adults through children's programming (educational & athletic), practical parent training, pre-marital and marital counseling, and economic development which includes personal financial management and employment. The Forge is strategically located in the most disadvantaged section of Houston, Texas, to serve the Second and Third Wards. Our results-oriented approach to programming is based on The Forge's previous success in parent classes, encouragement of healthy marriages, and economic improvement. We have operated family services for 19 years, including children, parent, marriage, father, and single-mother programs. The Forge for families operates in a new, 28,000+ square foot facility situated on two acres.

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Financial

three stars

87.42

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 21.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.86
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Forge for Families on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Forge for Families on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Forge for Families (TX) 76.99 two stars
Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay (CA) 92.22 four stars
The Family Tree (MD) 94.43 four stars
Caridad Center (FL) 90.06 four stars
Benevilla (AZ) 89.35 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $643,161
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $553,146
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,196,307
   Program Service Revenue $110,650
Total Primary Revenue $1,306,957
   Other Revenue $-16,954
TOTAL REVENUE $1,290,003
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $950,444
   Administrative Expenses $252,341
   Fundraising Expenses $21,351
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,224,136
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $65,867
   
Net Assets $5,059,965

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
After-School Enrichment Program $279,970 29.5%
Summer Club $248,356 26.1%
Basketball League $208,586 21.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 76.99 two stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 71.97 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 67.69 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 77.40 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 74.62 two stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 65.05 one star
2011-12 08/01/2013 61.93 one star
2010-12 09/01/2012 63.23 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 76-0485959
Name in IRS Master File THE FORGE FOR FAMILIES INC
NTEE Code I21
NTEE Classification Delinquency Prevention
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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 February, 1996
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
$123,486 10.08% Dana Thomas Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Forge for Families (TX) 76.99 two stars
Margaret Hudson Program (OK) 85.31 three stars
Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina (NC) 96.46 four stars
Jeremiah Program (MN) 85.49 three stars
Harlem Children's Zone (NY) 93.51 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Forge for Families
3435 Dixie Drive
Houston, TX 77021
tel: (713) 660-1860
EIN: 76-0485959

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Board Leadership

Mark Castiglione
Chairman

CEO

Dana L. Thomas
Executive Director

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