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Human Services : Homeless Services

The Homeless Families Foundation

Moving Central Ohio families from homelessness to hope filled futures

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four stars

96.06

33 North Grubb Street Columbus, OH 43215
tel: (614) 461-9247   Web Site
EIN: 31-1179492

Board Leadership
Joseph D. Sprague
Chair

CEO
Beth Fetzer-Rice
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.06 four stars
  Financial 95.32 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1986, The Homeless Families Foundation (HFF) educates and nurtures children while empowering families to achieve stable housing and self-sufficiency. Programs include housing assistance, holistic case management, and a children's education center (Dowd Education Center) for afterschool and summer tutoring and enrichment for children in kindergarten through middle school. HFF operates as a Housing First agency: most families, with some help, are capable of living independently and can best work to address their issues when they are in a stable, long-term home environment.

Founded in 1986, The Homeless Families Foundation (HFF) educates and nurtures children while empowering families to achieve stable housing and self-sufficiency. Programs include housing assistance, holistic case management, and a children's education center (Dowd Education Center) for afterschool and summer tutoring and enrichment for children in kindergarten through middle school. HFF operates as a Housing First agency: most families, with some help, are capable of living independently and can best work to address their issues when they are in a stable, long-term home environment.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services
215
Number of participants engaged in programs
107
Number of participants attending course/session/workshop
130
Number of families with issues threatening stable housing.
58
This impact information is current as of March 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

95.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.22
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Homeless Families Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Homeless Families Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Homeless Families Foundation (OH) 96.06 four stars
CARITAS (VA) 92.44 four stars
Open Doors Kalamazoo (MI) 94.14 four stars
Good Shepherd Center (NC) 91.70 four stars
Adopt-A-Family (FL) 95.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,069,940
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $117,413
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,204,748
Total Contributions $2,392,101
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,392,101
   Other Revenue $9,813
TOTAL REVENUE $2,401,914
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,068,467
   Administrative Expenses $225,618
   Fundraising Expenses $179,512
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,473,597
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-71,683
   
Net Assets $2,594,919

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
Stability Programs $927,917 44.9%
School-Age programs $633,302 30.6%
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families $272,670 13.2%
Pre-K Partners $234,578 11.3%

Ratings History
The Homeless Families Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 96.06 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 96.36 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2017 94.75 four stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 94.03 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 88.50 three stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 90.21 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 31-1179492
Name in IRS Master File THE HOMELESS FAMILIES FOUNDATION
NTEE Code P85
NTEE Classification Homeless Persons Centers, Services
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 November, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$114,670 4.63% Beth Fetzer-Rice Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Homeless Families Foundation (OH) 96.06 four stars
Chapman Partnership (FL) 96.95 four stars
Pacific House (CT) 90.45 four stars
The Midnight Mission (CA) 94.78 four stars
Stewpot Community Services (MS) 91.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Homeless Families Foundation
33 North Grubb Street
Columbus, OH 43215
tel: (614) 461-9247
fax: (614) 461-9234
EIN: 31-1179492

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Board Leadership

Joseph D. Sprague
Chair

CEO

Beth Fetzer-Rice
Executive Director

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