Charity Review

ShelterCare

Standards Not Met
 
(541) 686-1262 499 W 4th Ave, Eugene OR 97401-2505 www.sheltercare.org

Standards for Charity Accountability

Governance
  1. 1. Board Oversight
  2. 2. Board Size
  3. 3. Board Meetings
  4. 4. Board Compensation
  5. 5. Conflict of Interest
Measuring Effectiveness
  1. 6. Effectiveness Policy
  2. 7. Effectiveness Report
Finances
  1. 8. Program Expenses
  2. 9. Fund Raising Expenses
  3. 10. Accumulating Funds
  4. 11. Audit Report
  5. 12. Detailed Expense Breakdown
  6. 13. Accurate Expense Reporting
  7. 14. Budget Plan
Fund Raising & Info
  1. 15. Truthful Materials
  2. 16. Annual Report
  3. 17. Website Disclosures
  4. 18. Donor Privacy
  5. 19. Cause Marketing Disclosures
  6. 20. Complaints
  1. Conclusions
  2. Purpose
  3. Tax Status
  4. Financial
Conclusions

ShelterCare does not meet the following 2 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 17: Website Disclosures - Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

ShelterCare does not meet this standard because:

ShelterCare does not meet Standard 17 because its website, www.sheltercare.org, does not include all of the recommended information for those charity websites that solicit for donations. Specifically, it did not include an accessible link to its most recent IRS Form 990.

Standard 18: Donor Privacy - Address privacy concerns of donors by (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform the charity (e.g., a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

ShelterCare does not meet this standard because:

ShelterCare does not meet provision (b) of Standard 18 because the organization's website, www.sheltercare.org, does not provide access to a privacy policy that includes the recommended privacy information.

In addition, BBB requested, but did not receive, complete information on the organization and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following Standard(s) for Charity Accountability: #7 #14

Purpose

ShelterCare provides services for families with children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, for adults with psychiatric disabilities and services and housing for low income individuals who have survived a brain injury (BI or closed head injury) and are working to regain the skills necessary for independent living.??

Business incorporated: 12/02/1970 in OR

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.

Financial

The following information is based on ShelterCare's Consolidated Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Monday, June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds
Federal Assistance $760,303.00
State and Local Assistance $672,003.00
United Way $97,206.00
Grants and Contributions $2,257,064.00
In-Kind Contributions $341,675.00
Program Service Revenue $5,047,180.00
Change in Interest in Net Assets of ShelterCare Foundation $92,882.00
Interest Income $1,410.00
Other Income $280,357.00
Total Income: $9,550,080.00
 
Fusion Chart
 
Program Expenses: $6,837,722.00
Fundraising Expenses: $202,730.00
Administrative Expenses: $1,023,619.00
Other Expenses: $54,494.00
Total Expenses: $8,118,565.00
 
Expenses in Excess of Income: ($1,431,515.00)
 
Beginning Net Assets: $3,027,185.00
Ending Net Assets: $4,458,700.00
Total Liabilities: $6,963,939.00
Total Assets: $11,422,639.00


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Standard 7: Effectiveness Report


Description:

Submit to the organization's governing body, for its approval, a written report that outlines the results of the aforementioned performance and effectiveness assessment and recommendations for future actions.

BBB requested, but did not receive, complete information on the ShelterCare’s governance and oversight and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with this standard.
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Standard 14: Budget Plan


Description:

Have a board-approved annual budget for its current fiscal year, outlining projected expenses for major program activities, fund raising, and administration.

BBB requested, but did not receive, complete information on the ShelterCare’s finances and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with this standard.
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Standard 17: Website Disclosures


Description:

Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

ShelterCare does not meet meet this standard because:

ShelterCare does not meet Standard 17 because its website, www.sheltercare.org, does not include all of the recommended information for those charity websites that solicit for donations. Specifically, it did not include an accessible link to its most recent IRS Form 990.

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Standard 18: Donor Privacy


Description:

Address privacy concerns of donors by (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform the charity (e.g., a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

ShelterCare does not meet meet this standard because:

ShelterCare does not meet provision (b) of Standard 18 because the organization's website, www.sheltercare.org, does not provide access to a privacy policy that includes the recommended privacy information.