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Human Services : Homeless Services

ForKids

We envision a future where no child is homeless.

four stars

93.49

4200 Colley Avenue P.O. Box 6044
Norfolk, VA 23508
tel: (757) 622-6400   Web Site
EIN: 54-1477799

Board Leadership
Kelly Sokol
Chair

CEO
Thaler McCormick
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.49 four stars
  Financial 90.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

ForKids' Haven House Emergency Shelter opened in 1988 in Norfolk, Virginia providing emergency shelter to families experiencing homelessness. Thirty years later, ForKids is one of the largest year-round providers of homeless services for families in Virginia. Dedicated to our mission of breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children, ForKids works to quickly house families regardless of their barriers while employing an array of services to help families address the issues that contributed to their housing crisis and develop a plan of action to achieve and maintain stability. ForKids is the only regional organization to provide comprehensive educational programs for children experiencing homelessness. The Regional Housing Crisis Hotline is the central point of contact for families in crisis for all of Hampton Roads, connecting callers to over four hundred housing-related resources. ForKids' combined services touch the lives of over 63,000 people each year.

ForKids' Haven House Emergency Shelter opened in 1988 in Norfolk, Virginia providing emergency shelter to families experiencing homelessness. Thirty years later, ForKids is one of the largest year-round providers of homeless services for families in Virginia. Dedicated to our mission of breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children, ForKids works to quickly house families regardless of their barriers while employing an array of services to help families address the issues that contributed to their housing crisis and develop a plan of action to achieve and maintain stability. ForKids is the only regional organization to provide comprehensive educational programs for children experiencing homelessness. The Regional Housing Crisis Hotline is the central point of contact for families in crisis for all of Hampton Roads, connecting callers to over four hundred housing-related resources. ForKids' combined services touch the lives of over 63,000 people each year.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services
1,467
Number of students receiving homework help
159
Number of homeless people served in shelter each year.
515
Number of phone calls/inquiries
53,775
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.17
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ForKids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ForKids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ForKids (VA) 93.49 four stars
CaringWorks (GA) 90.94 four stars
Homeless Empowerment Program (FL) 90.16 four stars
Gateway180 :: Homelessness Reversed (MO) 85.79 three stars
Homeless Solutions, Inc. (NJ) 87.70 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,628,604
   Federated Campaigns $229,728
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,023,952
Total Contributions $10,882,284
   Program Service Revenue $131,558
Total Primary Revenue $11,013,842
   Other Revenue $662,800
TOTAL REVENUE $11,676,642
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,487,987
   Administrative Expenses $453,249
   Fundraising Expenses $738,413
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,679,649
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,996,993
   
Net Assets $14,680,231

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
Housing $3,875,961 70.6%
Education $922,383 16.8%
Hotline $689,643 12.6%

Ratings History
ForKids has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 93.49 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 98.11 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 96.59 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 97.17 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 92.22 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 94.74 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 95.97 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 97.00 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 91.75 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 92.14 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 54-1477799
Name in IRS Master File FORKIDS INC
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (399) Other housing activities
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, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$161,235 2.41% Thaler McCormick CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ForKids (VA) 93.49 four stars
Marian House (MD) 92.23 four stars
Rescue Mission of Trenton (NJ) 95.07 four stars
Samaritan Ministries (NC) 89.84 three stars
Homes with Hope, Inc. (CT) 90.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

ForKids
4200 Colley Avenue
P.O. Box 6044
Norfolk, VA 23508
tel: (757) 622-6400
fax: (757) 622-3837
EIN: 54-1477799

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 6044
Norfolk, VA 23508

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Board Leadership

Kelly Sokol
Chair

CEO

Thaler McCormick
Chief Executive Officer

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