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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

My Stuff Bags Foundation

Giving children separated from all they know . . .something to hold on to

four stars

94.91

5347 Sterling Center Drive Westlake Village, CA 91361
tel: (866) 369-7833   Web Site
EIN: 95-4671812

Board Leadership
Randy Strong
Chair

CEO
Janeen Holmes
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.91 four stars
  Financial 92.81 four 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.

Founded in 1998, My Stuff Bags Foundation provides comfort and a message of hope to abused and neglected children entering crisis and foster care through its unique program, My Stuff Bags. More than 300,000 children across America must be rescued each year from dangerous home environments. Traumatized by the events leading to their rescue, these children often arrive without any of their own belongings. The Foundation's mission is to provide powerful advocacy on behalf of abused, abandoned and neglected children across the United States. The Foundation rallies widespread involvement through the My Stuff Bags program, to address the needs of these children and support the organizations caring for them. The foundation's ultimate goal is to provide a My Stuff Bag to each of the over 300,000 children entering crisis and foster care each year.

Founded in 1998, My Stuff Bags Foundation provides comfort and a message of hope to abused and neglected children entering crisis and foster care through its unique program, My Stuff Bags. More than 300,000 children across America must be rescued each year from dangerous home environments. Traumatized by the events leading to their rescue, these children often arrive without any of their own belongings. The Foundation's mission is to provide powerful advocacy on behalf of abused, abandoned and neglected children across the United States. The Foundation rallies widespread involvement through the My Stuff Bags program, to address the needs of these children and support the organizations caring for them. The foundation's ultimate goal is to provide a My Stuff Bag to each of the over 300,000 children entering crisis and foster care each year.

Financial

four stars

92.81

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)
92.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.26
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by My Stuff Bags Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by My Stuff Bags Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
My Stuff Bags Foundation (CA) 94.91 four stars
New Mexico Christian Children's Home (NM) 85.03 three stars
Hope Cottage (TX) 90.64 four stars
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services of Texas and Louisiana (TX) 93.56 four stars
Treehouse, Washington (WA) 93.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,708,304
   Federated Campaigns $23,900
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $35,560
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,767,764
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,767,764
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,767,764
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,011,652
   Administrative Expenses $67,069
   Fundraising Expenses $96,620
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,172,342
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-404,578
   
Net Assets $2,515,000

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
My Stuff Bags Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 94.91 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.79 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 85.87 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 85.33 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2014 85.72 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 92.27 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 91.98 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 83.49 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 86.81 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 91.73 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 78.88 two stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 78.87 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 82.19 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 91.58 four stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 91.55 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 95-4671812
Name in IRS Master File MY STUFF BAGS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 March, 1998
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$150,343 6.92% Janeen Holmes CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
My Stuff Bags Foundation (CA) 94.91 four stars
The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers (ME) 91.30 four stars
The Mockingbird Society (WA) 88.34 three stars
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (OH) 95.47 four stars
Pajama Program (NY) 93.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

My Stuff Bags Foundation
5347 Sterling Center Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91361
tel: (866) 369-7833
fax: (818) 865-3865
EIN: 95-4671812

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Board Leadership

Randy Strong
Chair

CEO

Janeen Holmes
Executive Director

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