Human Services : Social Services (Grantmaking)

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 September 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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$475,279 0.89% David A. Coker President

Mission

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.

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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