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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Camp Fire Alabama

Light the fire within

three stars

83.85

106 Oxmoor Road Suite 152
Birmingham, AL 35209
tel: (205) 324-2434   Web Site
EIN: 63-0498347

Board Leadership
Jeff DeArman
President

CEO
Nancy Meadows
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.85 three stars
  Financial 85.95 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Camp Fire Alabama was founded in 1959 and has provided 50 years of continuous service to children, youth, and families. Camp Fire Alabama serves approximately 11,000 children, youth and families annually. We serve participants in Bibb, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Madison, Shelby, Tallapoosa and Tuscaloosa Counties. Our programs include camp and outdoor education, in-school programs, and service and leadership programs.

Camp Fire Alabama was founded in 1959 and has provided 50 years of continuous service to children, youth, and families. Camp Fire Alabama serves approximately 11,000 children, youth and families annually. We serve participants in Bibb, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Madison, Shelby, Tallapoosa and Tuscaloosa Counties. Our programs include camp and outdoor education, in-school programs, and service and leadership programs.

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Financial

three stars

85.95

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.05
  Program Expenses Growth -1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Camp Fire Alabama on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Camp Fire Alabama on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Community meetings or town halls
How is the organization using feedback?
To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Fire Alabama (AL) 83.85 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Central Georgia Council (GA) 91.81 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia (VA) 91.75 four stars
Girl Scouts of Western Washington (WA) 85.05 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, The Spirit of Adventure Council (MA) 90.53 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,084,106
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $800
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $93,760
Total Contributions $1,178,666
   Program Service Revenue $135,101
Total Primary Revenue $1,313,767
   Other Revenue $93,762
TOTAL REVENUE $1,407,529
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,123,287
   Administrative Expenses $292,443
   Fundraising Expenses $39,691
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,455,421
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-47,892
   
Net Assets $1,497,058

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
In-school Programs $473,533 42.2%
Outdoor Education $274,473 24.4%
Childcare $207,244 18.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 83.85 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 90.19 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.62 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 89.35 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 83.92 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 82.44 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2015 79.42 two 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 63-0498347
Name in IRS Master File CAMP FIRE USA CENTRAL ALABAMA COUNCIL
NTEE Code O43
NTEE Classification Camp Fire
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(349) Other youth organization or 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 July, 2020
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,855 6.44% Nancy Meadows Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Camp Fire Alabama (AL) 83.85 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County (NC) 95.96 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council (TX) 85.56 three stars
Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (CO) 95.05 four stars
Youth Empowerment Project (LA) 89.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Camp Fire Alabama
106 Oxmoor Road
Suite 152
Birmingham, AL 35209
tel: (205) 324-2434
fax: (205) 322-7988
EIN: 63-0498347

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Board Leadership

Jeff DeArman
President

CEO

Nancy Meadows
Chief Executive Officer

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