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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

82.92

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

Board Leadership
Armithea "Sissy" Borel
Board President

CEO
Frederick Puffenberger
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.92
  Financial 75.85
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

75.85

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
70.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.95
  Program Expenses Growth -1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children (MI) 82.92
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia (PA) 92.70
Caridad Center (FL) 90.75
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit (MI) 91.32
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (CO) 88.05

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,061,828
   Federated Campaigns $7,435
   Membership Dues $62,200
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,131,463
   Program Service Revenue $3,118
Total Primary Revenue $4,134,581
   Other Revenue $439,452
TOTAL REVENUE $4,574,033
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,381,394
   Administrative Expenses $591,738
   Fundraising Expenses $864,557
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,837,689
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-263,656
   
Net Assets $17,556,144

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
Facilities Management $1,322,155 39.1%
Direct Care $1,206,469 35.7%
Indirect Care $852,770 25.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 09/01/2021 82.92
2019-06 04/01/2020 85.84
2018-06 06/01/2019 83.37
2017-06 06/01/2018 84.79
2016-06 06/01/2017 84.92
2015-06 06/01/2016 82.19
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 81.09
2013-06 06/01/2014 76.48
2012-06 06/01/2013 81.13
2011-06 03/01/2012 88.73
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.41
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 86.90
2009-06 03/01/2010 81.28
2008-06 08/01/2009 74.48
2007-06 08/01/2008 70.86
2006-06 02/01/2007 67.17
2005-06 06/01/2006 62.02
2004-06 05/01/2005 71.12
2003-06 04/01/2004 64.85

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

EIN 38-1359597
Name in IRS Master File VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS NATIONAL HOME FOR CHILDREN
NTEE Code P70
NTEE Classification Residential, Custodial Care
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(399) Other housing activities
(32) Nursery school
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 April, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$47,682 0.98% Fred Puffenberger Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$57,617 1.19% Patrice Green Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children (MI) 82.92
LISTEN Community Services (NH) 94.69
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (CO) 88.05
Crosswinds Youth Services (FL) 87.89
Kids Forward (WI) 87.36

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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

Armithea "Sissy" Borel
Board President

CEO

Frederick Puffenberger
Executive Director

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