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Furniture Bank of Central Ohio

Turning empty houses into homes

three stars

87.38

118 South Yale Avenue Columbus, OH 43222
tel: (614) 272-9544   Web Site
EIN: 31-1600869

Board Leadership
Patrick Bennett
Chair

CEO
Steve Votaw
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.38 three stars
  Financial 84.06 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1998, the mission of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is to provide free furniture to central Ohio families and individuals struggling with poverty and other severe life challenges. Our Vision is for all central Ohio families to live in furnished homes, thereby relieving suffering, strengthening family units, improving quality of life and building a better community. Community collaborations and resource sharing make this possible on an ongoing basis.

Founded in 1998, the mission of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is to provide free furniture to central Ohio families and individuals struggling with poverty and other severe life challenges. Our Vision is for all central Ohio families to live in furnished homes, thereby relieving suffering, strengthening family units, improving quality of life and building a better community. Community collaborations and resource sharing make this possible on an ongoing basis.

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Financial

three stars

84.06

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Furniture Bank of Central Ohio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Furniture Bank of Central Ohio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio (OH) 87.38 three stars
Sharing House (NC) 89.52 three stars
Christian Appalachian Project (KY) 94.28 four stars
Homeless Prenatal Program (CA) 92.19 four stars
Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio (TX) 89.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,466,659
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $142,851
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,609,510
   Program Service Revenue $860,843
Total Primary Revenue $3,470,353
   Other Revenue $1,103,823
TOTAL REVENUE $4,574,176
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,163,094
   Administrative Expenses $200,076
   Fundraising Expenses $282,851
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,646,021
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-71,845
   
Net Assets $2,262,961

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
Client Furniture Pickups and Deliveries $4,163,094 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 87.38 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 84.76 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 90.46 four stars
2014-12 08/01/2016 93.98 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 92.24 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 04/01/2015 90.05 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 95.59 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 95.67 four 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 31-1600869
Name in IRS Master File FURNITURE BANK OF CENTRAL OHIO
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 June, 1998
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
$144,184 3.10% Steven Votaw President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio (OH) 87.38 three stars
United Ministries (SC) 91.13 four stars
GraceWorks Ministries (TN) 95.47 four stars
Ecumenical Hunger Program (CA) 94.74 four stars
STARS (TN) 93.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
118 South Yale Avenue
Columbus, OH 43222
tel: (614) 272-9544
fax: (614) 272-9566
EIN: 31-1600869

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Board Leadership

Patrick Bennett
Chair

CEO

Steve Votaw
President

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