Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children

Caring for the children and families of our nation's veterans

three stars

85.84

3573 South Waverly Road Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
tel: (800) 424-8360   Web Site
EIN: 38-1359597

Board Leadership
Sam Compton
Board President

CEO
Frederick Puffenberger
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.84 three stars
  Financial 79.98 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children provides children and families of members of the VFW, its Auxiliary and active-duty military opportunities for growth and development in a nurturing community, and by doing so, will serve as a living memorial to all veterans. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) established the National Home in 1925 to care for the children and families of our nation's veterans. Located on 629 acres in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, the National Home stands today as a tribute to the VFW and Auxiliary members who help support the facility and the families who call the National Home their home.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children provides children and families of members of the VFW, its Auxiliary and active-duty military opportunities for growth and development in a nurturing community, and by doing so, will serve as a living memorial to all veterans. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) established the National Home in 1925 to care for the children and families of our nation's veterans. Located on 629 acres in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, the National Home stands today as a tribute to the VFW and Auxiliary members who help support the facility and the families who call the National Home their home.

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Financial

two stars

79.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
70.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.58
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,918,656
   Federated Campaigns $10,226
   Membership Dues $105,200
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,034,082
   Program Service Revenue $5,582
Total Primary Revenue $5,039,664
   Other Revenue $518,628
TOTAL REVENUE $5,558,292
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,786,977
   Administrative Expenses $631,034
   Fundraising Expenses $891,934
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,309,945
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $248,347
   
Net Assets $17,820,438

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$6,537 0.12% Fred Puffenberger Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$95,230 1.79% Patrice Green Former Executive Director

Mission

The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children provides children and families of members of the VFW, its Auxiliary and active-duty military opportunities for growth and development in a nurturing community, and by doing so, will serve as a living memorial to all veterans. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) established the National Home in 1925 to care for the children and families of our nation's veterans. Located on 629 acres in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, the National Home stands today as a tribute to the VFW and Auxiliary members who help support the facility and the families who call the National Home their home.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children (MI) 85.84 three stars
ALIVE! (VA) 86.19 three stars
Families Forward (CA) 98.05 four stars
Mercy Center (NJ) 96.64 four stars
Jeremiah Program (MN) 85.49 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children
3573 South Waverly Road
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
tel: (800) 424-8360
EIN: 38-1359597

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Board Leadership

Sam Compton
Board President

CEO

Frederick Puffenberger
Executive Director