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CN Advisory: High Concern

Blue Water Center for Independent Living

1042 Griswold Street Port Huron, MI 48060

EIN: 38-2765837


On June 17, 2019, The Times Herald reported on the operations of Blue Water Center for Independent Living, a charity that has recently experienced a material diversion of assets, in an article titled, "Man pleads guilty to embezzling more than $1 million from nonprofit." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Times Herald article.

  • On April 2, 2019, USA Today published an article titled, "Man charged with stealing over $1 million from nonprofit helping people with disabilities." For more information, please see the USA Today article.

  • On August 5, 2019, The Times Herald published an article titled, "Sentencing for man who embezzled from nonprofit delayed." For more information, please see The Times Herald article.

The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 38-2765837
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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Charity Contact Info

Blue Water Center for Independent Living
1042 Griswold Street
Port Huron, MI 48060
EIN: 38-2765837

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