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Fisher House Foundation

Helping military, veterans and their families

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four stars

99.83

12300 Twinbrook Parkway Suite 410
Rockville, MD 20852
tel: (888) 294-8560   Web Site
EIN: 11-3158401

Board Leadership
Kenneth Fisher
Chairman & CEO

CEO
David Coker
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.83 four stars
  Financial 99.76 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Fisher House Foundation is best known for its network of 82 comfort homes where military and veterans' families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans' families an estimated $451 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation. Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near hospitals.

Fisher House Foundation is best known for its network of 82 comfort homes where military and veterans' families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans' families an estimated $451 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation. Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near hospitals.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of families who report that service and support staff/providers are available and capable of meeting family needs
32,130
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

99.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
91.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.36
  Program Expenses Growth 9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fisher House Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fisher House Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fisher House Foundation (MD) 99.83 four stars
CIA Officers Memorial Foundation (VA) 99.25 four stars
The Greater Jacksonville Area USO (FL) 90.93 four stars
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) (CA) 92.72 four stars
Operation Support Our Troops - America (IL) 94.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $43,488,046
   Federated Campaigns $1,115,023
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,427,947
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,104,479
Total Contributions $53,135,495
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $53,135,495
   Other Revenue $112,828
TOTAL REVENUE $53,248,323
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $49,584,707
   Administrative Expenses $2,777,948
   Fundraising Expenses $945,376
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $53,308,031
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-59,708
   
Net Assets $80,629,129

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Fisher House Foundation has received 15 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 99.83 four stars
2016-12 10/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 97.17 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 99.37 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 96.87 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 92.55 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 99.62 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 90.92 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 98.09 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 99.65 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 99.51 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 99.47 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 99.56 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 99.48 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 99.56 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 99.40 four stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 94.34 four 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 11-3158401
Name in IRS Master File FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$475,279 0.89% David A. Coker President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fisher House Foundation (MD) 99.83 four stars
Hire Heroes USA (GA) 98.23 four stars
Operation First Response (VA) 91.16 four stars
Move America Forward (CA) 87.25 three stars
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) (CA) 92.72 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fisher House Foundation
12300 Twinbrook Parkway
Suite 410
Rockville, MD 20852
tel: (888) 294-8560
fax: (301) 294-8562
EIN: 11-3158401

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Board Leadership

Kenneth Fisher
Chairman & CEO

CEO

David Coker
President

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