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Human Services : Children's and Family Services (Grantmaking)

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Finding forever families for children in foster care

four stars

95.47

716 Mt. Airyshire Boulevard Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43235
tel: (800) 275-3832   Web Site
EIN: 31-1356151

Board Leadership
Denny Lynch
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Rita Soronen
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
90.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (OH) 95.47 four stars
Pajama Program (NY) 93.18 four stars
Lifesong for Orphans (IL) 94.34 four stars
Mockingbird Society (WA) 88.34 three stars
New Mexico Christian Children's Home (NM) 85.03 three stars

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The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is America's only nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the 110,000 children waiting in foster care to be adopted. We are driven by Dave's vision: to make sure every child has a permanent and loving family. In our unwavering pursuit of this goal, we provide funds to adoption agencies that hire specially-trained adoption recruiters whose sole mission is to find permanent, loving families for the children most at risk of aging out of foster care without being adopted. We increase awareness across the nation about waiting children and the process to adopt. We raise funds to support our awareness and advocacy programs. We offer free resources to professionals, and prospective and adoptive parents. Because we depend on people like you to help us fulfill our mission, please visit davethomasfoundation.org, or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA to find out how you can help.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,757,783
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $225,077
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,733,267
Total Contributions $18,716,127
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,716,127
   Other Revenue $1,134,891
TOTAL REVENUE $19,851,018
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,374,729
   Administrative Expenses $743,727
   Fundraising Expenses $977,378
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,095,834
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $755,184
   
Net Assets $17,074,433

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
Wendy's Wonderful Kids $13,908,555 80.1%
Wednesday's Child $1,833,388 10.5%
Adoption Awareness and Advocacy $654,464 3.8%

Ratings History
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 05/01/2017 95.47 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 95.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 96.23 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 97.50 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 92.44 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 94.31 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.61 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 85.87 three stars
2009-06 02/01/2010 96.42 four stars
2008-06 02/01/2009 85.75 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 89.10 three stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 93.46 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 31-1356151
Name in IRS Master File DAVE THOMAS FOUNDATION FOR ADOPTION
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (559) Other matters
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$216,649 1.13% Rita L. Soronen President, CEO

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is America's only nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the 110,000 children waiting in foster care to be adopted. We are driven by Dave's vision: to make sure every child has a permanent and loving family. In our unwavering pursuit of this goal, we provide funds to adoption agencies that hire specially-trained adoption recruiters whose sole mission is to find permanent, loving families for the children most at risk of aging out of foster care without being adopted. We increase awareness across the nation about waiting children and the process to adopt. We raise funds to support our awareness and advocacy programs. We offer free resources to professionals, and prospective and adoptive parents. Because we depend on people like you to help us fulfill our mission, please visit davethomasfoundation.org, or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA to find out how you can help.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (OH) 95.47 four stars
Mockingbird Society (WA) 88.34 three stars
Smoky Mountain Children's Home (TN) 91.77 four stars
Lifesong for Orphans (IL) 94.34 four stars
Pajama Program (NY) 93.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
716 Mt. Airyshire Boulevard
Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43235
tel: (800) 275-3832
EIN: 31-1356151

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Board Leadership

Denny Lynch
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Rita Soronen
President & CEO

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