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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

My Stuff Bags Foundation

A New Beginning for Children in Crisis

four stars

92.92

5347 Sterling Center Drive Westlake Village, CA 91361
tel: (818) 865-3860   Web Site
EIN: 95-4671812

Board Leadership
Randy Strong
Chair

CEO
Janeen Holmes
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1998, the My Stuff Bags Foundation provides duffels of new belongings to children nationwide who must be rescued from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness, and child trafficking. Traumatized by the events leading to their rescue, these children often arrive at crisis shelters and foster care with nothing of their own. Rescuing agencies rarely have the resources to provide something as essential as a toothbrush or as comforting as a teddy bear. We fill that gap with My Stuff Bags, individual duffels lovingly packed by volunteers with donated, new childhood essentials. My Stuff Bags address the immediate physical and emotional needs of these disadvantaged children, helping support the agencies caring for them.

Each My Stuff Bag sends the message to a hurting child that their community and country surrounds them with love and support. To date, more than 630,000 children across the United States have received a My Stuff Bag.

Founded in 1998, the My Stuff Bags Foundation provides duffels of new belongings to children nationwide who must be rescued from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness, and child trafficking. Traumatized by the events leading to their rescue, these children often arrive at crisis shelters and foster care with nothing of their own. Rescuing agencies rarely have the resources to provide something as essential as a toothbrush or as comforting as a teddy bear. We fill that gap with My Stuff Bags, individual duffels lovingly packed by volunteers with donated, new childhood essentials. My Stuff Bags address the immediate physical and emotional needs of these disadvantaged children, helping support the agencies caring for them.

Each My Stuff Bag sends the message to a hurting child that their community and country surrounds them with love and support. To date, more than 630,000 children across the United States have received a My Stuff Bag.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
93.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.50
  Program Expenses Growth -6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
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) 92.92 four stars
Real Life Children's Ranch (FL) 86.35 three stars
Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina (NC) 91.35 four stars
Amara (WA) 90.80 four stars
The Adoption Exchange (CO) 88.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,811,957
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,811,957
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,811,957
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,811,957
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,780,317
   Administrative Expenses $62,835
   Fundraising Expenses $61,214
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,904,366
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-92,409
   
Net Assets $3,274,204

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
Services for Recued Children $1,780,317 100.0%

Ratings History
My Stuff Bags Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 92.92 four stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 92.92 four stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 97.36 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$127,084 6.67% Janeen Holmes CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
My Stuff Bags Foundation (CA) 92.92 four stars
Christian Alliance for Orphans (VA) 96.46 four stars
Lifesong for Orphans (IL) 99.48 four stars
Pajama Program (NY) 98.16 four stars
Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition (MO) 94.37 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

My Stuff Bags Foundation
5347 Sterling Center Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91361
tel: (818) 865-3860
EIN: 95-4671812

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Board Leadership

Randy Strong
Chair

CEO

Janeen Holmes
President and CEO

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