Human Services : Social Services

Blue Star Families

We know military families, we are military families

four stars

95.00

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 95.00 four stars
  Financial 94.17 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Military Spouse Income Impact from Obtaining a Job Through Our Resources
55,091,600
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

94.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 22.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,001,577
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $168,734
Total Contributions $6,170,311
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,170,311
   Other Revenue $38,937
TOTAL REVENUE $6,209,248
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,800,735
   Administrative Expenses $367,120
   Fundraising Expenses $535,947
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,703,802
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,505,446
   
Net Assets $3,628,173

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$194,759 4.14% Kathy Roth-Douquet President, CEO

Mission

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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Blue Star Families (CA) 95.00 four stars
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Travis Manion Foundation (PA) 90.93 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