Better Business Bureau Report for
3 "A" Bereavement Foundation

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2014


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Charity Contact Information

Name: 3 "A" Bereavement Foundation
Address: 5330 Griggs Rd., Suite D108
  Houston, TX 77021-3756
Phone: 713-649-3232
281-980-7505
Web Address: www.3abereavement.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1997, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To assist indigent and low-income bereaved families to expediently secure affordable and meaningful services to meet their bereavement needs.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

3 "A" Bereavement Foundation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.Standards for Charity Accountability.</a>" />
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Programs

              

3 "A" Bereavement Foundation provides the following programs and services: Bereaved Family Assistance Fund, Family Support Services, Counseling Services, Crime Victim Services and Educational Workshops for the Community. Bereaved Family Assistance Fund: Direct funding assistance to offset funeral and burial expenses. Family Support Services: Accompanying and advising families through all aspects of preparing for the funeral and burial, from the initial point of contact through the completion of all services. Counseling Services: Providing individual and group professional counseling to bereaved families for up to one year from the date of referral. Crime Victim Services: Filing of Compensation Claims and Appeals for families of crime victims in order to avoid unnecessary delays. Educational Workshops for the Community: Workshops and seminars to assist low-income community residents in making preparations for themselves and loved ones. Crisis Emergency Counseling: Consultations and referrals to families prior to the death of a loved one planning final arrangements. In 2012, 3 "A" Bereavement Foundation served 525 families and approximately 2,100 individuals.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, 3 "A" Bereavement Foundation's program expenses were:

  
Total Program Expenses: $
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Michele Lara, Executive Director
Compensation*: 
$40,437

Chair of the Board: Gabriel Luke, Interim Board President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: City of Houston Firefighter - Captain

Board Size: 5

Paid Staff Size: 3

*Compensation includes annual salary and other allowances.
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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

direct mail, grant proposals, 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon
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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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Financial

              

The following information is based on 3 "A" Bereavement Foundation's unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Total Income $112,559


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 74%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 19% 

Total income $112,559
Program expenses $86,920
Fund raising expenses 8,142
Administrative expenses 22,551
Total expenses $117,613
Expenses in Excess of Income (5,054)
Beginning net assets 13,158
Ending net assets 3,219
Total liabilities 5,041
Total assets $8,260


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Complaints

              

The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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