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Father Fred Foundation

Listen, care, and share.

four stars

93.17

826 Hastings Street Traverse City, MI 49686
tel: (231) 947-2055   Web Site
EIN: 38-2908199

Board Leadership
Debbie Rough
President

CEO
Deb Haase
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.17 four stars
  Financial 91.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Father Fred Foundation, began in 1989 and is a grassroots, volunteer driven, local charity that assists our neighbors in need with a wide variety of resources such as free food, clothing, furniture and financial aid. We do this without state or federal aid so our program is completely funded by community donations. Our focus is to listen, care, share and passionately support our guests with dignity and respect. Our vision is to help those who come to The Foundation seeking assistance so that no need in our community is unfulfilled. We will always honor the legacy of Father Fred by treating all people with dignity and respect, while nurturing hope and working with humility.

Father Fred Foundation, began in 1989 and is a grassroots, volunteer driven, local charity that assists our neighbors in need with a wide variety of resources such as free food, clothing, furniture and financial aid. We do this without state or federal aid so our program is completely funded by community donations. Our focus is to listen, care, share and passionately support our guests with dignity and respect. Our vision is to help those who come to The Foundation seeking assistance so that no need in our community is unfulfilled. We will always honor the legacy of Father Fred by treating all people with dignity and respect, while nurturing hope and working with humility.

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Financial

four stars

91.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
92.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.00
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Father Fred Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Father Fred Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Father Fred Foundation (MI) 93.17 four stars
St. Joseph Center (CA) 91.99 four stars
Crisis Control Ministry (NC) 89.83 three stars
New American Pathways (GA) 85.74 three stars
Neighbors (MN) 90.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,648,993
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,648,993
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,648,993
   Other Revenue $443,435
TOTAL REVENUE $2,092,428
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,868,826
   Administrative Expenses $92,302
   Fundraising Expenses $73,233
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,034,361
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $58,067
   
Net Assets $6,282,098

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
Financial Assistance $1,868,826 100.0%

Ratings History
Father Fred Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 93.17 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 93.18 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.44 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 89.48 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.94 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 84.45 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 82.09 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2014 85.51 three 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 38-2908199
Name in IRS Master File FATHER FRED FOUNDATION
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 May, 1990
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
$67,808 3.33% Deb Haase Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Father Fred Foundation (MI) 93.17 four stars
St. Vincent de Paul Detroit (MI) 87.96 three stars
Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Inc. (NC) 92.24 four stars
South Hills Interfaith Movement (PA) 93.03 four stars
Northwest Assistance Ministries (TX) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Father Fred Foundation
826 Hastings Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
tel: (231) 947-2055
fax: (231) 947-1818
EIN: 38-2908199

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2260
Traverse City, MI 49685

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Board Leadership

Debbie Rough
President

CEO

Deb Haase
Executive Director

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