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Human Services : Social Services

Blue Star Families

We know military families, we are military families

four stars

95.14

P.O. Box 230637 Encinitas, CA 92023
tel: (202) 630-2583   Web Site
EIN: 80-0369895

Board Leadership
Sheila Casey
Chair

CEO
Kathy Roth-Douquet
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.14 four stars
  Financial 94.42 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Blue Star Families (BSF) strengthens military families every day. Through career development, caregiving, and our leading research on military family life, we're striving to better understand and provide solutions to the challenges facing today's military families. In April of 2009, a group of military spouses got together in the hopes of making a difference in the lives of military families. They knew the issues surrounding military families and saw a need for a platform where military family members could join forces with the general public and their communities to address the challenges of military life.Since then, BSF has grown from a few military spouses around a kitchen table to more than 150,000 members and over 35 communities and chapters around the globe. Our programs and services reach more than 1.5 million military family members every year.

Blue Star Families (BSF) strengthens military families every day. Through career development, caregiving, and our leading research on military family life, we're striving to better understand and provide solutions to the challenges facing today's military families. In April of 2009, a group of military spouses got together in the hopes of making a difference in the lives of military families. They knew the issues surrounding military families and saw a need for a platform where military family members could join forces with the general public and their communities to address the challenges of military life.Since then, BSF has grown from a few military spouses around a kitchen table to more than 150,000 members and over 35 communities and chapters around the globe. Our programs and services reach more than 1.5 million military family members every year.

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Financial

four stars

94.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 26.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Star Families on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Star Families on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Blue Star Families (CA) 95.14 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,340,219
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,340,219
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,340,219
   Other Revenue $25,336
TOTAL REVENUE $4,365,555
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,357,954
   Administrative Expenses $402,550
   Fundraising Expenses $232,674
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,993,178
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $372,377
   
Net Assets $1,645,596

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
Community Development $2,267,327 67.5%
Research and Policy $559,355 16.7%
Technology Engagement for Members $307,630 9.2%
National Events $223,642 6.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 95.14 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 80-0369895
Name in IRS Master File BLUE STAR FAMILIES INC
NTEE Code W30
NTEE Classification Military, Veterans' Organizations
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
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 September, 2009
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

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,812 3.70% Kathy Roth-Douquet Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Star Families (CA) 95.14 four stars
DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust (KY) 96.66 four stars
Hope For The Warriors® (VA) 96.11 four stars
Bob Woodruff Family Foundation (NY) 95.61 four stars
USO of Missouri (MO) 96.83 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Blue Star Families
P.O. Box 230637
Encinitas, CA 92023
tel: (202) 630-2583
EIN: 80-0369895

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Board Leadership

Sheila Casey
Chair

CEO

Kathy Roth-Douquet
Chief Executive Officer

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