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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Building Goodness Foundation

Building community and improving lives through nonprofit construction

four stars

93.83

128 Carlton Road Charlottesville, VA 22902
tel: (434) 973-0993   Web Site
EIN: 54-1956136

Board Leadership
Dan Fagan
President

CEO
Frank Grosch
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.83 four stars
  Financial 92.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1999, Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) works to build community and improve lives. Their purpose is to bring together volunteers from every part of the construction industry to design and build structures for communities in need. Together with their partners, they use donations of time, money, materials, and expertise to build clinics, schools, community centers, and specialized housing for those who need them most, both in their own community and around the world. Non-construction volunteers are a critical part of their team. And, beyond the bricks and mortar of a new structure, BGF volunteers build lasting relationships with the people they are helping, relationships that profoundly improve the lives of all involved.

Founded in 1999, Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) works to build community and improve lives. Their purpose is to bring together volunteers from every part of the construction industry to design and build structures for communities in need. Together with their partners, they use donations of time, money, materials, and expertise to build clinics, schools, community centers, and specialized housing for those who need them most, both in their own community and around the world. Non-construction volunteers are a critical part of their team. And, beyond the bricks and mortar of a new structure, BGF volunteers build lasting relationships with the people they are helping, relationships that profoundly improve the lives of all involved.

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Financial

four stars

92.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
87.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Building Goodness Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Building Goodness Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Building Goodness Foundation (VA) 93.83 four stars
The Fuller Center for Housing (GA) 89.86 three stars
Hosanna Industries (PA) 95.00 four stars
Family Housing Fund (MN) 87.74 three stars
Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware (DE) 86.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,157,635
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,157,635
   Program Service Revenue $2,500
Total Primary Revenue $2,160,135
   Other Revenue $22,819
TOTAL REVENUE $2,182,954
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,768,331
   Administrative Expenses $162,449
   Fundraising Expenses $167,412
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,098,192
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $84,762
   
Net Assets $2,043,281

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
Design and Build Services $1,582,294 89.5%
Local Projects $186,037 10.5%

Ratings History
Building Goodness Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 93.83 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 92.98 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 89.91 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 92.14 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.90 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 91.10 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 94.69 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 94.51 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 93.47 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 54-1956136
Name in IRS Master File BUILDING GOODNESS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 November, 1999
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$88,368 4.21% Kelly G. Eplee Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Building Goodness Foundation (VA) 93.83 four stars
Rebuilding Together Houston (TX) 90.91 four stars
Home Repair Services (MI) 90.36 four stars
Apartment Life (TX) 86.14 three stars
Hosanna Industries (PA) 95.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Building Goodness Foundation
128 Carlton Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
tel: (434) 973-0993
EIN: 54-1956136

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Board Leadership

Dan Fagan
President

CEO

Frank Grosch
Executive Director

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