Better Business Bureau Report for
Fellowship Housing Corporation

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2015

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Fellowship Housing Corporation
Address: 2060 Stonington
Suite 200
  Hoffman Estates, IL 60195
Phone: 847-882-2511
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1991, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Fellowship Housing provides free and reduced cost housing and housing services for persons who are homeless, indigent, aged, abused, or otherwise disadvantaged by need for residential shelter, without respect to race, sex, handicap, national origin, or age.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Fellowship Housing Corporation does not meet the following 2 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 6: Board Policy on Effectiveness - Have a board policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the organization's performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

Fellowship Housing Corporation does not meet this Standard because:

  • Its effectiveness assessment policy does not specify that this assessment will take place at least once every two years.

Standard 17: Web Site 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.

Fellowship Housing Corporation does not meet this Standard because the organization's website,, does not include all of the recommended information for those charity websites that solicit for donations. Specifically, it does not include:

  • Electronic access to the organization’s most recent IRS Form 990.
A representative from the organization stated that:

Currently, Fellowship Housing is drafting a formal written policy of evaluating the effectiveness of the
organization. The organization’s strategic plan is in place and being implemented. Evaluation will take
place by the end of the 2013 calendar year. Historically the board has taken it upon itself to perform
these evaluations but no written policy has been created.

Currently, technical difficulties are postponing Fellowship Housing from adding the IRS 990 to the
organization website. Once the technical issues are resolved, the IRS 990 will be added to the financial
page of Fellowship Housing’s website. If you would like to request a copy of this information, please
contact Amanda at (847) 882-2511.
Fellowship Housing Corporation meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Fellowship Housing is an independent, 501c3 non-profit organization that serves the needs of single moms and their children who are homeless or one small crisis away from homelessness. The mission of Fellowship Housing is to help single moms and their children through a two year transitional housing program.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, Fellowship Housing Corporation's program expenses were:

Housing Program 594,826
Total Program Expenses: $594,826
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Chief Executive : Brooke Bartlow, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Mike Rolfs
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Commercial Real Estate

Board Size: 7

Paid Staff Size: 8

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $656,652, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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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.
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The following information is based on Fellowship Housing Corporation's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Contributions - Special Events 324,521
Contributions - Individuals and Foundations 181,982
Rental Income 127,944
Special Event Income 83,341
Government Grants 66,808
Investment Income 2,278
Total Income $786,874


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $786,874
Program expenses $594,826
Fund raising expenses 34,130
Administrative expenses 84,489
Total expenses $713,445
Income in Excess of Expenses 73,429
Beginning net assets 687,364
Ending net assets 671,134
Total liabilities 1,016
Total assets $672,150

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