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Vehicles for Change

Changing lives with donated cars.

two stars

71.11

4111 Washington Boulevard Halethorpe, MD 21227
tel: (855) 820-7990   Web Site
EIN: 54-1933692

Board Leadership
Glenn Giles
Chair

CEO
Martin Schwartz
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.11 two stars
  Financial 77.37 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Vehicles for Change (VFC) empowers families with financial challenges to achieve economic and personal independence through car ownership and technical training. We built a sustainable car award program in the Maryland-Virginia-Washington D.C. region. Our goal now is to replicate that program nationally, aiming to bring independent transportation and training in the automotive field to as many people as possible starting with Detroit, Michigan. Our vision has three parts: Expanding nationally, VFC training center, and the VFC advantage.

Vehicles for Change (VFC) empowers families with financial challenges to achieve economic and personal independence through car ownership and technical training. We built a sustainable car award program in the Maryland-Virginia-Washington D.C. region. Our goal now is to replicate that program nationally, aiming to bring independent transportation and training in the automotive field to as many people as possible starting with Detroit, Michigan. Our vision has three parts: Expanding nationally, VFC training center, and the VFC advantage.

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Financial

two stars

77.37

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 13.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 77.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vehicles for Change on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Vehicles for Change on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vehicles for Change (MD) 71.11 two stars
Jewish Family Service Agency (NV) 89.48 three stars
Room to Grow (NY) 91.21 four stars
Forty Carrots Family Center (FL) 92.69 four stars
Jewish Family Service of Dallas (TX) 92.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,962,673
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $23,574
Total Contributions $3,986,247
   Program Service Revenue $202,254
Total Primary Revenue $4,188,501
   Other Revenue $699,892
TOTAL REVENUE $4,888,393
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,070,311
   Administrative Expenses $748,683
   Fundraising Expenses $333,088
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,152,082
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-263,689
   
Net Assets $623,506

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
Provision of Vehicles in Welfare to Work Programs $4,070,311 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/01/2019 71.11 two 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 54-1933692
Name in IRS Master File VEHICLES FOR CHANGE INC
NTEE Code P52
NTEE Classification Transportation, Free or Subsidized
NTEE Type Human Services - 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, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,533 2.59% Martin Schwartz President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Vehicles for Change (MD) 71.11 two stars
Homestretch (VA) 86.36 three stars
Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service (NY) 85.58 three stars
Jeremiah Program (MN) 85.49 three stars
Focus Points Family Resource Center (CO) 92.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Vehicles for Change
4111 Washington Boulevard
Halethorpe, MD 21227
tel: (855) 820-7990
EIN: 54-1933692

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Board Leadership

Glenn Giles
Chair

CEO

Martin Schwartz
President

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