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Human Services : Social Services (Grantmaking)

Fisher House Foundation

Helping military, veterans and their families

96.35

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 96.35
  Financial 94.84
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Fisher House Foundation is best known for its network of 91 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 $525 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 91 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 $525 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.

Financial

94.84

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 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)
94.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
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) 96.35
Honor Flight Network (VA) 93.15
Hire Heroes USA (GA) 91.16
Army Emergency Relief (VA) 94.42
Warrior Canine Connection (MD) 96.10

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $38,782,626
   Federated Campaigns $499,803
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,401,275
Total Contributions $46,683,704
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $46,683,704
   Other Revenue $218,634
TOTAL REVENUE $46,902,338
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $61,333,868
   Administrative Expenses $2,284,743
   Fundraising Expenses $1,006,611
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $64,625,222
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-17,722,884
   
Net Assets $43,396,998

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 18 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 12/01/2021 96.35
2019-12 02/01/2021 98.23
2018-12 12/01/2019 94.10
2017-12 02/01/2019 99.83
2016-12 10/01/2017 100.00
2015-12 10/01/2016 97.17
2014-12 06/01/2016 99.37
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 96.87
2013-12 03/01/2015 92.55
2012-12 03/01/2014 99.62
2011-12 02/01/2013 90.92
2010-12 03/01/2012 98.09
2009-12 09/20/2011 99.65
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 99.51
2008-12 05/01/2010 99.47
2007-12 04/01/2009 99.56
2006-12 04/01/2008 99.48
2005-12 03/01/2007 99.56
2004-12 04/01/2006 99.40
2003-12 05/01/2005 94.34

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$467,873 0.72% David A. Coker President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fisher House Foundation (MD) 96.35
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Operation Homefront (TX) 89.18
Operation Healing Forces (FL) 93.88
Vail Veterans Foundation (CO) 91.37

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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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