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Texas Lions Camp

Children can . . .with TLC

four stars

91.71

4100 San Antonio Highway Kerrville, TX 78028
tel: (830) 896-8500   Web Site
EIN: 74-1189679

Board Leadership
James Browning
President

CEO
Stephen S. Mabry
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.71 four stars
  Financial 88.29 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

88.29

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
72.7%
  Administrative Expenses 24.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.20
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Texas Lions Camp on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Texas Lions Camp on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Texas Lions Camp (TX) 91.71 four stars
The Painted Turtle (CA) 86.51 three stars
One Heartland (MN) 88.85 three stars
Camp Oakhurst (NY) 89.48 three stars
Children's Oncology Services, Inc. (IL) 88.48 three stars

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The primary purpose of the Texas Lions Camp (TLC) is to provide a camp for physically disabled, hearing/vision impaired, and diabetic children from the State of Texas, regardless of race, religion, or national origin. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere wherein campers will learn the Can Do philosophy and be allowed to achieve maximum personal growth and self-esteem. The Texas Lions Camp was chartered in 1949 in response to the terrible polio epidemic that forever changed the lives of so many Texas children. Since that time, TLC has dynamically changed to include children who have all manner and types of physical disabilities, diabetes and cancer. Today, we are serving more children than at any other time in our history. Over 1,500 children per summer attend TLC.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,336,400
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $518,968
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,855,368
   Program Service Revenue $211,941
Total Primary Revenue $3,067,309
   Other Revenue $1,134,620
TOTAL REVENUE $4,201,929
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,149,970
   Administrative Expenses $697,017
   Fundraising Expenses $73,769
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,920,756
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,281,173
   
Net Assets $28,943,156

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
Camp $2,111,083 98.2%
Camp for Children with Diabetes $38,887 1.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 04/01/2017 91.71 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 84.28 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 80.50 three stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 81.84 three stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 84.29 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 84.27 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 84.96 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 80.80 three stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 74.85 two stars
2007-09 10/01/2008 71.47 two stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 84.04 three stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 82.97 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 83.75 three 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 74-1189679
Name in IRS Master File TEXAS LIONS CAMP INC
NTEE Code E50
NTEE Classification Rehabilitative Medical Services
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,532 3.44% Stephen Mabry Chief Executive Officer

The primary purpose of the Texas Lions Camp (TLC) is to provide a camp for physically disabled, hearing/vision impaired, and diabetic children from the State of Texas, regardless of race, religion, or national origin. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere wherein campers will learn the Can Do philosophy and be allowed to achieve maximum personal growth and self-esteem. The Texas Lions Camp was chartered in 1949 in response to the terrible polio epidemic that forever changed the lives of so many Texas children. Since that time, TLC has dynamically changed to include children who have all manner and types of physical disabilities, diabetes and cancer. Today, we are serving more children than at any other time in our history. Over 1,500 children per summer attend TLC.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Texas Lions Camp (TX) 91.71 four stars
Okizu Foundation (CA) 89.05 three stars
Camp Nejeda Foundation (NJ) 87.34 three stars
Camp Good Days and Special Times (NY) 92.39 four stars
One Heartland (MN) 88.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Texas Lions Camp
4100 San Antonio Highway
Kerrville, TX 78028
tel: (830) 896-8500
fax: (830) 896-3666
TTY: (830) 896-8500
EIN: 74-1189679

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 290247
Kerrville, TX 78029

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Board Leadership

James Browning
President

CEO

Stephen S. Mabry
CEO

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